Most of our events include food!

Social activities strengthen our ties as a church community while fostering friendships and emotional support among members and friends of the congregation. They’re a good way for newcomers to quickly feel at home.

Be sure to view our Calendar of Events and visit our Committees and Learning pages.  Committees work hard but also take time to socialize.  And while our classes are for learning, they’re also for fun!  You might also want to join a Small Group Ministry group.

First Sunday Lunch

On the first Sunday of each month (unless otherwise announced) we sit down to a potluck lunch after the service. First-time visitors are our special guests. The rest of us bring a dish to share (or pay a few dollars, but we prefer that you bring food). Please join us and please sign up to help the hospitality committee, which sponsors this event, to clean up afterward.

Cottage Suppers are a great way to connect with others in the congregation.
Cottage Suppers are a great way to connect with others.

Cottage Suppers

Cottage Suppers are a great opportunity for members/friends (especially new ones!) to get to know more fine folks in our congregation.  Sign up in the Social Activities Notebook on the side table in the sanctuary or call the church office. The host provides hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and attendees bring the rest of the meal. When your host calls you, ask what you may bring.

We’re looking for host homes. If you’d like to host a Cottage Supper, sign up in the sanctuary or call the church office at 945-8109.  Contact Mary Ann Plant at cottagesuppers@uucbham.org for more information.

Mid-Somethings Group

We are young adults ranging in age from approximately our mid-20’s to mid-40’s [this is not an exact science], establishing a social and intellectual resource for people in the Birmingham area. We meet every third Sunday of the month for lunch or dinner, participate in volunteering activities, do community outreach and have fun meetups that are geared for those with children and those without.  Contact the Mid-Somethings Group at midsomethings@uucbham.org or our Facebook Group.

Men’s Group

We gather in the Pickett Room after worship on the 4th Sunday of the month. We start with a brief introduction, or check-in, then continue to do some cross-talk on current issues of interest.  We’re in the planning stages to organize an annual men’s retreat and additional lunches out, or hikes.  Contact Gil Dacumos for more information.

MUUsicShare

MUUsicShare at the Orchard 2018-07-12
We sang patriotic songs this summer. Click the photo to see more.

MUUsicShare is an informal group of singers and guitarists who enjoy familiar folk songs. We meet in the sanctuary on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  We’ll usually have only chords and lyrics available, not standard notation sheet music.  We welcome church members and non-members alike, including acoustic instrument players and singers of all ages and abilities!

We emphasize the “Share” in MUUsicShare, performing for shut-ins in our community.  View our calendar, and contact the church office or Debra Burrell for more information.

UUrban Farmers

Shop at our fund-raising UUrban Farmers’ market.

This newly formed social/educational group shares gardening tips and runs a seasonal produce stand in front of the church, with all proceeds donated to the church.  Shoppers, please bring small bills and your own bags, if possible. Gardeners, please bring any surplus fruits, vegetables or flowers.

 

Chip serves his gourmet cake at the Stewardship Dinner.
Chip serves his gourmet cake at the Stewardship Dinner.

Other Social Events

Past outings have included parties, picnics, trips to various points of interest, movie nights, game nights, coffee house entertainment and men’s groups and ladies’ brunch bunch.  Watch our calendar and read our weekly emails for social activities, and contact the office if you’d like to initiate a new social activity.