HOME Posted on 2016/08/052017/06/23 by admin Calendar Newsletter Map 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. We hope you visit soon! Adult Religious Education Sunday at 9:30 – 10:30 Discussion Group – Meet in the Library Welcome to the lively discussion of our chosen book, “Humanist 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 Join in to pursue an energetic discussion of spiritual practices and experiences from the ecstatic dancing of the Shakers to the not dissimilar motion of the Sufi whirling dervishes and the science that underlies the physiologic process of these and other spiritual practices. How do prayer and meditation change your brain? Are they the same thing or something different? What criteria do we use to discern valid experiences from false hype? How do our spiritual experiences affect our world views? Everyone is welcome; previous attendance is not necessary. ____________________________________________________ Sunday Services Sunday Services, 11:00 am June 18 Seahorses, Penguins, & Us, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, Dana Sanford June 25 Summer Solstice, Carol Eagleheart, Donna Johnston ______________ July 2 I, You, Me, Us, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, George Oppenheimer Jr. July 9 Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Carole Eagleheart, Laurel Anderson July 16 Sacred Stories, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, July 23 Sundae, Sunday, Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, July 30 On Solitude, Stacie Gebeke, Laurel Anderson Upcoming Events Please Join Us on Saturday, June 24, 10:00am – 2:00pm Furry Friends and Turtles Too! Free, Fun, Family-Friendly Animal Advocacy Event Watermelon Mountain Ranch Adoption and Vaccination Clinic & United Blood Services Blood Drive Learn about the care of some creatures with whom we share the planet from: Rio Grande Turtle and Tortoise Club Prairie Dog Pals with a Prairie Dog Read to the Dogs Team of SW Canine Corp of Volunteers Animal Protection of New Mexico New Mexico House Rabbit Society with Bunnies Alpaca Hair Craft Demo by Humming Desert Alpaca Ranch Face painting, craft activities, and door prizes too! We are very excited about this animal ministry event at UUWC! Please help us spread the word and let us know how else you’d like to be involved. If you would like a PDF of our promotional material to post, email Barbara For other questions or information , contact Bram or Roxey Cast-Hect, Nancy Pekara Gardiner, Barbara Carey, or Rev. Nancy ____________________________ United Blood Services The only collector and provider in New Mexico Here are the guidelines if you are interested in donating blood, Bring your ID EAT BREAKFAST Drink plenty of fluids 16-17 year olds can donate with parental signature No upper age limit Call for an appointment or walk in Procedure takes 30 – 40 minutes total, including paperwork For appointment or information, call Amber at 505-313-5784 Bring a dish to share and something to grill for yourself. Grills will be fired up around 6:00pm! Bring games to play while waiting for the fireworks to begin! or just come by for the show! Both Rio Rancho & Albuquerque fireworks can be viewed! New Member Class To Be Scheduled Soon! If you are interested in joining our congregation, please speak with Rev. Nancy. We are in the process of planning a New Member Class in the near future and would like to coordinate the availability of candidates for scheduling the class. 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.