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Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation!

We celebrate diversity and share seven principles. Our congregation strives to nurture each others spirits and put faith into action through social justice work in our community and the world. click here to find out more about us >> or watch UU in 30 Seconds.

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Adult Religious Education 

Sunday at 9:30 – 10:30  Discussion Group – Meet in the Library

Welcome to the lively discussion of our chosen book, “Buddhist Voices in Unitarian Universalism”, a collection of essays characterizing the various aspects of historical and contemporary Humanism.

Sunday at 9:45 – 10:30  Spiritual Realities – Meet in the Social Hall

In September the group will begin “The Souls of Animals” by Gary A. Kowalski. The author shares stories that he believes illustrate various animals’ spiritual characteristics: playfulness; capacity for love; altruism; and awareness of death. Kowalski posits, “If we are to keep our family homestead — Earth — safe for coming generations, we must awaken to a new respect for the family of life”. If you need a book or information, contact Rev. Nancy Hitt.


Sunday Services

Sunday Services, 11:00 am


October    1      I’ve Got Your Back, Michelle Martin, Treasurer & Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt

The service will focus on our stewardship theme for this year and will include stories and songs  designed to help us build our community as we build our financial resources.

October    8      We Live Here Too, Rev. Dr Nancy Hitt & Bram Cast-Hecht, Animal Ministry Coordinator

What is the impact of non-native immigrants on the indigenous population of both humans and animals?

October  15      Reverence, Rev. Julia Fankuchen & Laurel Anderson


October  22      Locking the Classroom: Lessons Learned in 40 Years, Therese Watson & Rev. Carole Eagleheart

As a teacher and a coach Theresa Watson has worked with students, athletes, parents, administrators, counselors, and staff. During her 40 years on the “frontline” she has learned much about this profession.  Her talk will narrow these lessons down to ten succinct points.

October  29     Embracing Our Darkness, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt & Donna Johnston

We will explore the inner meanings and symbolism of Samhain. The psychological process of examining the shadow side of life is important to our wholeness as human beings.
Come engage in this seasonal process!


November 5    The Wheels on the Bus, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt & Michelle Martin, Treasurer

We will wrap up our stewardship season. Up-to-the minute reports on our financial status will be provided as available. We’ll connect the story from the first week of our stewardship campaign to our future as an intentional gathered community.



Upcoming Events

Moonspirit CUUPS

Invites you to our

Samhain Ritual & Potluck
Sunday, October 29th

Samhain, pronounced “sah-win”, is a Celtic word meaning “summer’s end”. Most folks relate Samhain to Halloween, but for many modern pagans, it is considered a sabbat to honor ancestors that came before and friends and family who have passed as well. We will start our gathering with a time for craft making, followed by a potluck dinner and then culminating in ritual.

Craft Making at 4:00pm

Potluck at 5:30pm

Ritual at 7:00pm

For more information, contact Donna Johnston.

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UUWC Social Justice Committee

Will be holding a special event on
Saturday, November 11th

Watch this space for additional information!



Women’s Spirituality Group

The Women’s Spirituality Group is currently on hold till the fall.

If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact Rev. Nancy, 505-896-8182.

UU Westside Congregation, 1650 Abrazo Road, NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 ~ Directions

505-896-8192 ~ office@uuwestside.org

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