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Dear Reader,

This is the Monday, March 20, 2023 full edition of the Tapestry newsletter of upcoming events and announcements. All events are open to anyone who wishes to join, except where otherwise noted.

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Upcoming Sunday Service at 11:00 AM:

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by Nan Hildreth



Camping Group

Otto and George are starting a Camping Group for Tapestry, and we are planning our first trip of 2023. We have reserved three spots together at Cedar Hills State Park on April 21-23. April 22 is Earth Day, so how perfect would it be to spend time in Nature!

Please take care of the following yourself:

  • Contact camping@uutapestry.org and let us know you are coming.
  • Contact Cedar Hill State park at (972) 291-3900 some time in April. Let them know you are going to be staying overnight, but that we have already covered your camping site fees. You will need to pay for your day passes.
  • Tracy will be making oatmeal packets for breakfast Saturday and Sunday for $1 each if you would like, just let me know.

The park is located at
1570 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104

There are LOTS of things to do! There are hiking trails and bike paths in and around the park. We are planning on eating lunch at the lake - and I might spend all day there, slathered with sunscreen. There is a fantastic BBQ place in town, if we want to eat out on Friday, or maybe on the way out of town on Sunday if they are open. Or not, food cooked over an open fire is always good, too!

Tapestry Book Club

The Mixed Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 CST on Zoom. We will be discussing Margaret Atwood's book Oryx and Crake. All are welcome. https://zoom.us/j/91851190384?pwd=NFhXVy92VENIdmpFR0F1eXIvd1lTUT09

While The Handmaid’s Tale describes a world that seems more plausible by the day, in Oryx and Crake Atwood spins a genetically-modified circus of current trends taken to their absolute extreme – a “bio-engineered apocalypse,” is how one reviewer put it.

Cooking Covenant Group

Hello, Friends and Neighbors!

The Cooking Covenant Group meets on the first Saturday of the month, from 3:00-4:30. Sometimes we meet at CJCN, other times we will meet at someone’s home, but we will ALWAYS post where the meeting is going to be ahead of time.

April 1: April Fool’s Day so we are making Imposter Foods!!! Is it an ice cream sundae, or mashed potatoes with a tomato?! Meatloaf, or a brownie?! Google “imposter foods” to see some examples. Bring your food and your recipe to Dawn and Elisa’s home. Remember those leftover containers so you can take some home for later!

For more information, please email cooking@uutapestry.org.

A Few More Snack Providers Are Needed


Tapestry Disc Golf!

Everyone is invited to join in. It’s good fun, companionship, and a great way to get out in nature. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner discs are available. There are a variety of attractive and challenging courses in the NW Houston area (no fees required), and we sometimes organize weekend trips to sample other venues. May 16-18 we’ll be playing games in Austin. We also meet on Zoom Fridays at 4 pm CT to talk and plan future events. To learn more, request to join the Tapestry Disc Golfers Facebook group, where game times and locations are decided, or email dg@uutapestry.org. See you on the course!

Brew Crew

The Brew Crew will meet on Sunday, 3/19, at Thistle Draftshop, 5210 FM 2920 #100, Spring, TX 77388: https://thistledraftshop.com/. Carpooling will be available from CJCN if desired. Please send questions and recommendations for future outings to brewcrew@uutapestry.org.

The Tapestry Brew Crew meets at a different brewery or brewpub every 3rd Sunday after church. All are welcome, even if you don’t drink beer!

Tapestry Caring Team

Third Principle Team (3PT) - Your Leadership Development and Nominations Team

Our President Elect will be unable to serve as President in the coming fiscal year. We are looking for someone to serve as President from 7/1/23 to 6/30/24, and as Past President the following year. In addition, we are seeking people to fill the following positions to begin serving 7/1/23:

  • Treasurer (2 years) 
  • Third Principle Team (2 years)
  • Other Team Lead positions are available.

Job descriptions for all positions are saved in the Tapestry Website Document Repository, and the 3PT will be happy to answer questions and provide any assistance as may be necessary. 

Covenant Groups

The following groups are currently accepting new members:

  • Big Questions, Deep Listening Covenant Group
  • Cooking Covenant Group
  • Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) Group
  • Gardening Covenant Group
  • Spanish Conversation Group

The Women Aligned Spirituality Group will begin accepting new members again next summer.

For more information, please see https://uutapestry.org/CovenantGroups or to suggest a new group, email sgmt@uutapestry.org.


SEE Justice - TXUUJM News

In the Texas UU Justice Ministry's March news, get the very latest on UU Legislative Action Day on March 13th. It's going to be powerful, and it's not too late to REGISTER HERE.

Every Thursday, join UUs across the state online for We Cry Justice (6pm CT) and Action Hour (7pm CT). Not a night owl? Action Hour lunch bunch meets on the Final Friday of the month.

Please sign up here for latest TXUUJM actions and news.

SWUUSI: Save the Date!

Hello, Friends and Neighbors! Are you interested in SWUUSI Camp this year? We have started holding this annual tradition at UBARU, and have taken the name SWUUSI back. We added “Camp” because that’s what it is: Camp! South West Unitarian Universalist Summer Intergenerational Camp.

Registration is open at the UBARU page. The theme this year is “The Sky’s the Limit”, and will be held July 16-21. If you are interested in leading a Workshop, or would like to volunteer with other tasks, please let me (Tracy Cook) know either in person or via email at swuusi@uutapestry.org I hope to see you there!

NAMIWalks 2023-05-20 Sam Houston Park

Join us in 2023 for NAMIWalks!
May 20th, Sam Houston Park
Downtown Houston

Step forward with NAMIWalks, and leave your footprint on the local landscape of mental health.

The power of our mission is now being felt as never before - it’s the ideal time to add your individual momentum to this movement. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce that the 2023 NAMIWalks Greater Houston is back! Together we will show the power of community on May 20th at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston.

Your power comes from making the commitment now. Registration is live - sign up today!


Upcoming Events From Our Calendar:

March 21 (Tuesday), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Worship Team Meeting

Worship Team is currently meeting every Tuesday via Zoom.

March 22 (Wednesday), 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Spanish Conversation Group

Bienvenidos! The Spanish Conversation Group meets on Wednesdays at 4pm CT on Zoom. Currently, we write a paragraph in Spanish about something we like to do and share it with our classmates. Then we take turns reading, discussing and asking questions in Spanish about what we’ve written. If you would like to join us or have questions, please contact us at spanish@uutapestry.org.

March 23 (Thursday), 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Texas Justice Action Hour - Every Thursday at 7 pm

All people interested in protecting democracy are welcome to join the Zoom meeting!


The Texas UU Justice Ministry, our UU state action network, is ramping up work leading into the fall election season and the Texas Legislative session in the winter! Please take a moment to read this update from TXUUJM Minister & Executive Director Rev. Erin Walter, which includes UU the Vote office hours and a special message about the UU partnership with the Poor People's Campaign. 

Want to get TXUUJM's action alerts as soon as possible? Sign up for the newsletter at TXUUJM.org

Missed the TXUUJM August newsletter? Read it at https://bit.ly/TXUUJMAug2022

Connect more at: txuujm@gmail.com.

March 24 (Friday), 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Disc Golf Group Weekly Zoom Get Together

The Disc Golf Group gets together weekly on Zoom to discuss general events and other topics of mutual interest. Anyone wanting to join the group should email dg@uutapestry.org.

March 25 (Saturday), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Membership Committee Meeting

The membership team meets on the last Saturday of each via Zoom.

March 26 (Sunday), 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Big Questions, Deep Listening Covenant Group,

The Big Questions, Deep Listening Covenant Group meets the 2nd and last Sunday of each month from 4 to 5:30 pm CT on Zoom using the same link as our Sunday services. Our next Big Question CG meeting will be on Sunday, March 26th. Come join our discussions about the big questions we all face. See our video at: https://youtube.com/shorts/TzK5TTkXljo. Please email BQDL@uutapestry.org for more information.

Upcoming Events From Our Community Calendar:

March 25 (Saturday), 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Spring Music Fest



3:00 PM Karaoke Jimmy Dunne, Unitarian Fellowship

5:00 Belly Dance Belly Dancers from Houston Area

5:45 Jarrod Douglas & Associates - Comedy & Drama, The Church Of The Greater Universe



3:00 PM Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra, Unitarian Fellowship

4:00 Yellow Dog Howlers, Thoreau UU

5:00 The Cosmic Cats, Thoreau UU

6:00 Senor Bubba, Unitarian Fellowship

7:00 Open Mic Poetry, story, song, wisdom, comedy, confusion

8:00 Julie Wilson Trio, Unitarian Fellowship

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