Randy Granger – Music that Touches Your Soul

Award winning composer and recording artist Randy Granger returns to UUWC Sunday, April 27th at 11am.

Third Annual Music Service with Randy Granger Sunday April 27th at 11am
Third Annual Music Service with Randy Granger
Sunday April 27th at 11am
Donations gratefully accepted

Randy Granger, a Southwest World and contemporary Native American musician, is an innovative, award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, recording artist, performer and educator. A native of New Mexico, he’s been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS Television, numerous radio, TV, live appearances, Hearts of Space, SIRIUS Mystic Soundscapes, Pandora Radio, NativeRadio.com, satellite and terrestrial stations around the World. The New Mexico Music Commission produced a  segment on Granger’s Music for broadcast and Youtube.

Granger’s acoustic-based music blends Native American & World flutes, ethereal instruments like the PANArt Hang, emotive, “Josh Grobin” like vocals, world percussion. A dynamic solo performer Granger and multi-instrumentalist, he headlines many festivals and concerts around the US. Often he performs with other musicians easily. Granger is a lifelong musician, performer and teacher having played professionally with Jazz combos, sang with opera companies as the lead, worked as a Mariachi and Cowboy singer, paid soloist and in bands. His story telling, engaging delivery and entertaining performance brings many a return engagement. Many fans report a mystical, almost spiritual experience during his shows and concerts.

Venues like the Gathering of Nations, Sundance Film festival, the Rothko Chapel, Native Rhythms, Santa Fe Indian Market, White Sands National Monument, Yoga studios, Churces and community concert series along with workshop/concerts combinations are Granger’s regular rotation of touring with more being added each year. He’s performed with Grammy winners like R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman and the top recording artists and performers in the genre.

Granger’s music is recognized by music programmers in a Lifestyle Award for broadcast as well as consistently appearing in the top 15-25 chart placements according to Zone music and NewAgeMagazine. He’s an ISMA winner, NAMMY nominee as well as winner of multiple music awards for songwriting and recording.



Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation is a diverse group of seekers bound by our Covenant to encourage personal and spiritual growth in a supportive atmosphere. You needn’t believe in any particular creed to be welcome here.

UUWC & Dia de los Muertos

The Dali Lama was once asked how to bring peace and understanding to people in places with intractable problems like hate and war. He said
that directed peace talks would not succeed because these would be too hard; he said that first there must be festivals and picnics. For the last 17
years, the South Valley of Albuquerque has used the Dali Lama’s advice to help counteract the effects of racism in our community by celebrating
the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday with a parade and other cultural events.  

UUWC members and friends follow Dalai Lama’s advice – and party the weekend through!

Fri, Nov 1st, 6pm   beginning with a Celtic / Goddess / Mexoamerican twist on Samhain & Dia de los Muertos, join CUUPS, our Earth Based Spirituality Small Group, in

singing, dancing and feasting (potluck)

we continue on with


Sun, Nov 3, following our HOMECOMING SERVICE, dress up – or not – to join us at the South Valley’s 17th annual Muertos y Marigold Parade

face painting at UUWC before we leave – some supplies available, more welcome

carpool from UUWC or meet us there!   Shuttle Schedule  – traffic’s abominable

email us to connect up


visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the NHCC will also host their annual despedida – an evening celebration consisting of music, poetry, Mexican chocolate, and pan de muerto. This free, family-oriented event provides an intimate opportunity to “tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.”  from unm.edu/LatinAm&Iberian Institute


Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013
Muertos y Marigolds Parade 2013

Westside Forum – James Lewis, NM State Treasurer


Saturday, Feb 16TH – 3PM
at UU Westside

1650 Abrazo Rd, Rio Rancho, NM


NM State Treasurer James B. Lewis


The longest serving treasurer in NM State history, Treasurer Lewis serves as the state’s banker and is a member of all State financial and investment boards, with a combined fiduciary responsibility of $40 billion.

Treasurer Lewis has served in government management and finance positions, both elected and appointed, with federal, state, county and city agencies including Chief Administrative Officer for the City of ABQ, Rio Rancho City Administrator, Dir/Asst Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Director of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Division of the NM Commission of Public Lands, Chief of Staff to Gov. Bruce King, and Bernalillo County Treasurer. Army veteran Lewis holds undergraduate degrees in education and business administration and a Masters degree in Public Administration.

Among his accomplishments as Treasurer, Mr. Lewis has initiated evaluating every position in the agency and reorganized the office to enhance proficiency, efficiency, effectiveness and productivity; addressed labor/management, independent assessment, and Native investment issues.

Playing in February, Genetic Roulette

produced by the Institute for Responsible Technology
Learn the background of SB-18 GMO Labeling bill, recently killed in NM and other states.
Vegetarian food requested, but nothing will be turned away!


Westside Forum™ is a project of Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation’s Social Action Committee. The Forum is a non-partisan service to the community at large.
All are welcome. FREE, donations gratefully accepted.
UU is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs, affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and work for social and environmental justice
Contact: Priscilla at (505) 896-8192 or office@uuwestside.org

Celebrate the Solstice Potluck Dec. 22 2pm

Moonspirit CUUPS(Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) Celebrates the Solstice with Crafting, Song and Dance.

The weather has finally turned cold and blustery. The nights are long and dark and the Holiday Season has begun! Time to hang up the lights and decorate our world, warming our homes with hearth fires and hot ovens full of fragrant seasonal goodies we can’t help but celebrate the Turning of the Wheel every chance we get! Please join us Saturday AFTERNOON at 2:00 pm for our YULE celebration! Priscilla will bring gingerbread dough so we can make and decorate dancing gingerbread Goddesses during the crafting hour beginning at 2pm. Other crafting ideas as well.

At 3:00 pm we will begin our YULE ritual with ceremony, decorating an evergreen tree and a special dance and Yule Carols led by our Carole! Wassail and Pfeffernusse too! Our potluck dinner will follow at 4. We know that it will be a busy day for many but please come for part or all of our celebration and have a merry time!

The festivities will not necessarily end at 5. For those who want to stick around, Mary Moseley and Donna Johnston will continue the merriment on accordion and drums! All are welcome to join in dancing and drumming with us!