How to Get Involved

Join our Women’s Group, which meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in members’ homes. Discussion focus is communicated in advance. For additional information or to be put on the email notice list, contact Carol Doughty, moc.l1513360370iamg@1513360370ythgu1513360370odccl1513360370 or Marsha Fawns, moc.t1513360370ensoa1513360370t@sgn1513360370itaer1513360370c1513360370.

Join our Men’s Group, which meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in members’ homes. For additional information or to be put on the e-mail notice list, contact Bob Silver, moc.l1513360370iamg@151336037056rev1513360370lisr1513360370.

Start a Special Interest Group: In our recent vision, mission, covenant process, many people indicated an interest in small, engaged discussion groups, workshops, or activities. If you’d like to lead a group, you can recruit members by making an announcement during a service or at the beginning of a Sharing Circle. You may want to limit your group to about eight if you’re meeting in people’s homes. Then begin as you are ready and enjoy!

As the outcome of a recent brainstorming session, we have already started forming interfaith / intercultural discussion groups as well as a political action committee, which later joined forces with Taos United (see below). Other ideas included: cards or games; psychological/spiritual groups; interpersonal communication skills; end-of-life discussion group; movie or theater group; writers’ group with poetry prompts for writing or art journals with a spiritual bent; interfaith discussion group; Sangha group, a committed group of meditators in the Buddhist tradition, who would meet regularly to meditate and discuss their own practice and how to be relevant in the world as a Unitarian and a Buddhist; and hiking. Contact Yvonne Hayes at moc.l1513360370iamg@1513360370revae1513360370wseya1513360370h1513360370 with your ideas for starting a small group. 

Join Taos United (political resistance group). To find out more, contact Yvonne Hayes, moc.l1513360370iamg@1513360370revae1513360370wseya1513360370h1513360370.

Volunteer with our Congregational Care team to provide specific support services to those in the congregation who are in need. We recently saw this caring in action when one of our members fell and broke her hip in an icy parking lot on her way to work. Services might include local rides, providing meals, hospital visits, pet care, or special needs. Contact Linda Aubrecht at moc.l1513360370iamg@151336037099thc1513360370erbua1513360370l1513360370.

Volunteer with our Community OutReach team to contribute to those who are in need within our community. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at the Dream Catcher building just off Gusdorf Rd. We currently provide dinners as well as monetary and other donations to local charities including the Men’s Shelter and HEART of Taos, which assists homeless women and helps with their re-integration into the community. For more information, contact Mimi Owensby at moc.l1513360370iamg@1513360370ybsne1513360370wo.im1513360370im1513360370.

Sign up for Dinners for Eight: Groups are assigned at least twice a year to meet monthly, sharing meals at each others’ homes, with all participants bringing part of the meal. For more information or to be included in a group, contact Nancy Schultz, moc.l1513360370oa@3s15133603703h3j1513360370

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Dinners for Eight group

Bring a simple flower arrangement for a service, or bring light snacks for about 40 people to share during social hour after a service. Sign up at the big table after services. See the attached document for more information.

Take a turn making coffee for social hour after services. To find out more about the Coffee Committee, contact Chuck Doughty, moc.l1513360370iamg@1513360370ythgu1513360370odccl1513360370.

Join our Music Team. To find out more, contact Gael Minton, moc.l1513360370iamg@151336037030mra1513360370fbs1513360370, or Martha Grossman, .moc.1513360370q@nam1513360370ssorg1513360370ahtra1513360370m1513360370

Join our “choir” by coming to services half an hour early (at 10:30 am).

Help clean up the Congregation’s mile of Highway 68 south of town in spring and/or fall. Contact Wally Cox, .moc.1513360370liamg1513360370@af471513360370la1513360370

Help lead services or plan and lead circles by joining the Lay Leader Team or Circle Facilitators. Contact Barbara Scott, .moc.1513360370q@sey1513360370elani1513360370f1513360370

UCOT Special Lunch

Fourth of July picnic