Schedule for Upcoming Services & Sharing Circles

We are back live and in person each Sunday of the month
More than two years ago, the Unitarian Congregation of Taos created real community on a virtual platform when we started meeting on Zoom for services and Sharing Circles. Now that most or all of us have some level of immunity—whether through vaccination or natural immunity—UCOT is meeting in person once again at the Bent Lodge, 124 Camino de Santiago, Taos, NM 87571. See the schedule below for details.


Sunday, February 5, 2023, 11 a.m. — Service: Better Together,
Rev. Gary Kowalski

As America is recovering from one pandemic, it is also coping with an epidemic of loneliness.  The consequences are many, from shortened life spans to an increase in psychiatric admissions.  What are the causes and what are the cures for the social isolation and disconnection that afflicts our society?  And how can the Unitarian Congregation of Taos be part of the solution?  As always, Gary welcomes hearing your comments and your personal experiences as he formulates his thoughts.

For this Service, we will meet in person at the Bent Lodge. Please check the Covid ActNow website for Taos County on Sundays morning. If the risk level is anything but green (i.e., yellow or orange), please wear a mask.


Sunday, February 12, 2023, 11 a.m. — Sharing Circle: Belonging

Our sense of belonging has been challenged by the pandemic, which seems to be winding down in slow fits and starts. After spending so much time alone, it may require patience and practice to cultivate the sociability that supports a sense of belonging. For many of us, UCOT provides an important place to practice this ability and then take it into our everyday lives. Of course our present challenges with belonging may track back to difficult experiences of being excluded earlier in life. Where are you in your life presently with regard to this foundational quality, and how did you get here?

For this Sharing Circle, we will meet in person at the Bent Lodge. Please check the Covid ActNow website for Taos County on Sundays morning. If the risk level is anything but green (i.e., yellow or orange), please wear a mask.


Sunday, February 19, 2023, 11 a.m. — Service: A Foreign Country,
Rev. Munro Sickafoose
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,” wrote L.P. Hartley in his 1953 novel “The Go-Between”.  Two years earlier, William Faulkner wrote “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” in his novel “Requiem for a Nun.” History and our relationship to it is complex, and shapes our relationship to the present and the future.  Let’s explore some ideas about that relationship.

For this Service, we will meet in person at the Bent Lodge. Please check the Covid ActNow website for Taos County on Sundays morning. If the risk level is anything but green (i.e., yellow or orange), please wear a mask.


Sunday, February 26, 2023, 11 a.m. — Sharing Circle: Open Topic
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

Passing a talking stick, each person can speak in turn about anything on their heart or mind (or may choose to pass). We listen and speak from the heart. All expressions are held in confidence. There is no cross talk, response to other’s sharing (such as feedback or suggestions), or obvious reactions by facial expression, vocalizations of sympathy, etc. In other words, this is not a discussion or therapy group but rather a sacred space we create together in which all are safe to feel, access, and express deep feelings and perceptions without concern of any response or evaluation from others.

For this Sharing Circle, we will meet in person at the Bent Lodge. Please check the Covid ActNow website for Taos County on Sundays morning. If the risk level is anything but green (i.e., yellow or orange), please wear a mask.

For more information on Sharing Circles, click here.