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. 

UCOT Covid Policy

Please check the Covid ActNow website for Taos County on Sunday mornings. If the risk level is anything but green (i.e., yellow or orange), please wear a mask.

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 11 a.m. — Service: How to be Nice,
Rev. Gary Kowalski
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

When so many of our social institutions are fraught with discord and division, how can we work to insure that our congregations remain havens of goodwill and tolerance? This morning our minister suggests that conflict is inevitable in every human organization. What matters is whether we fight over the right things, and engage our differences in a healthy manner. 

Sunday, April 9, 2023, 11 a.m. — Sharing Circle: Judgment or Curiosity?
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

“Be curious, not judgmental.” — Misattributed to Walt Whitman by Ted Lasso.

Judgment is a strictly human quality. It diminishes all our experiences, and yet we seem incapable of doing anything to curb it. Although we are judging all the time, we universally resent the feeling of being judged. How has judgment affected the way you see the world? Have you found any antidotes that keep you out of judgment? If so, come share them with us. If not, we can at least engage in the practice of openly listening to one another without judgment.

For more information on Sharing Circles, click here.

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 11 a.m. — Service: Remembrance,
Rev. Munro Sickafoose
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

April 17 is Yom HaShoah — a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. But the Holocaust is not the only atrocity we need to remember, commemorate the victims, and honor the heroes, named and unnamed.

Sunday, April 23, 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 more information on Sharing Circles, click here.

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 11 a.m. — Fifth Sunday Program: Taos Housing Issues
(in person, Bent Lodge, Taos)

Taos Housing Issues will be the first Fifth
Sunday program for 2023. Our two speakers are Mayor Pascual Maestas and District III County Commissioner Darlene Vigil. They will bring their expertise and perspectives to this complex issue. We look forward to your attendance and welcoming these distinguished public officeholders to UCOT. Please email questions prior to April 30 and in writing the day of the program. Submit questions to Gael Minton: and
Irene Burton: .