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Location and Parking

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley is temporarily located at the Texas A&M Hillel Center, 800 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840. Parking is available behind the building.

Children

Childcare is offered during the service for children ages 4 and below, and we also welcome infants at the service. Children ages 5 and up will stay with parents during the first part of the service up through the Time for All Ages, and then go out to Children’s Religious Education classes for the rest of the service.  You are welcome to join your child’s class if that works best for your family.

Membership Committee

“We are a self sustaining congregation” 

 

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The music program at the UUCBV is alive and well!  We cultivate talent from within our congregation, hire guest musicians from our community, and work hard to make sure that our services are integrated with the music selections. Throughout the year we host events that are open to the public such as the Singing the Living Ukulele Workshop in the summer and the Yulekulele Workshop in December. We are active part of all of our coffee house productions and through these, we welcome the public to enjoy the skills and talents of members of our congregation and community.  Our choir performs once per month and we invite anyone interested to join us for the joyous act of singing together on Sunday mornings. 

Get Involved

Attend | Contribute | Volunteer | Become a Member | Grow With Us

Get involved with our community!

Start by simply coming to a worship service and getting a name tag, later, socialize with friendly people at coffee hour or chow down at a family potluck dinner.  Help us make a difference in our local and wider community through social justice efforts. Become part of one of our active groups and help us move forward!

Social Justice

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Covenant Groups


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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (UUWF)

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Religious Education

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Visitor Information

All Souls are Welcome Here

Our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition has stood for spiritual freedom for almost 500 years.  We walk together as one community to transform the lives of those who gather here as we reach out to help heal our world.

 

We welcome those of all creeds and none, of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression, physical or mental ability, political persuasion, or economic circumstance.  Our diverse threads are woven together in the rich fabric of our community, rooted in our Unitarian Universalist heritage and practice.

 

First Sundays Newcomer Drop-In Circle

Join us after service at 11:40 in the boardroom to meet and greet in a casual atmosphere.  Enjoy tea or coffee with a side of conversation from our Minister.

Where Do I Park?

On Sunday mornings , there are a number of options for parking.  There are about thirty spots at the Hillel parking lot.  Parking is also permitted on both sides of Aberdeen Place during religious services.  Finally, if you are up for  a bit more of a walk, you may park at the Association of Former Students lot across George Bush Drive.

 

Where Can I Find ... ?
We are so grateful to be the guests of The Hillel at Texas A&M during our interim time while we dream about the building we hope to occupy. Being a tenant in the same building as a vibrant student organization requires us to be a thoughtful guest. Please return all common spaces to the condition you found them in, or better!

The First Floor
(To your left, as you enter from the parking lot)
• Library - professionally staffed childcare, and meeting room.
• Church office and minister’s office down the hall to the left
(To your right, as you enter from the parking lot)
• Restrooms
• Elevator
• Children’s Religious Education

 

The Second Floor
• Upper Lobby- coffee hour and mingling after the service
• Sanctuary Restrooms
• Meeting room behind Sanctuary
• Coffee alcove
• Restrooms

 

2 Exits from the Sanctuary

· Exit the back of the sanctuary

· Exit the front right of the sanctuary to lead to the parking lot

Sexual Assault Resource Center—(979) 731-1000

Pheobe’s Home: 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline— (979) 775-5355

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7)— 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line— Text HOME to 741-741

Services

Services, Holidays and Traditions

The services, holiday celebrations, and traditions in Unitarian Universalist congregations reflect the many sources of our faith.

Many Unitarian Universalists celebrate Christian holidays like Christmas, Jewish holidays like Passover, and Pagan Winter Solstice, among others.

 

Our holiday services use the stories and traditions creatively, calling us to our deeper humanity and our commitment to the good.

Every fall, we hold The Water Communion at the beginning of the new church year. Members bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. During the appointed time in the service, people pour their water one by one into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.

 

Every year, we celebrate All Souls Day by remembering family, friends and members of our community who have passed.  We read their names out loud and meditate on their lives and relationships.

Christmas holds a special meaning for Unitarian Universalists.  Charles Follen, a Unitarian minister and abolitionist, brought the German tradition of decorating an evergreen tree indoors to the United States.

In addition to religious holidays, we also honor secular holidays including Earth Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Thanksgiving.

Rites of Passage

Weddings | Funerals | Memorial Services | Child Dedications | Rites of Passage

Some of the most meaningful moments in our lives are at liminal times: the welcoming of a new life in our midst, getting married, and the end of life. 

 

Each service is crafted to the occasion by our minister for members, non-members, and seekers.
Unitarian Universalists have long affirmed and celebrated same-sex weddings.

Looking for an officiant? Email the minister here at minister@brazos-uu.org

Since we are currently renting space from Hillel, we may ask that you get in touch with the office staff at Hillel for information on booking services.

Any Day Cards are now available for $1 each! Each card is 4.25” x 5.5”, will be made-to-order, and available year-round.

There are currently 5 original card designs you may choose from:

-  White Bird-  Black Bird-  Q&A-  Journey Together-  Happy Winter

Each card design is available in two formats: Any Day Card (folded); Postcard (flat)
Please indicate which design AND format you would prefer for each card you order, and there will be samples on display viewable via brazos-uu.org and will be advertised across our social media outlets.


These cards are the first steps of a new UUCBV catalog that will be growing over time to include a wider selection of designs, photo prints, posters, and more. If you have a design idea or suggestion, feel free to email John Faber at official.jmf.studios@gmail.com so he can help bring your ideas to life and make them available in the near future.

We have extra UUCBV T-Shirts!

If you would like to purchase a UUCBV Side with Love shirt, please see Jerry Wagnon or Zoe Dobbs, or just look for the bright yellow fabric! They are $22 each, and proceeds go towards the cost of the shirts and the Ministry for Social Justice and the Earth’s future projects.

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Want to Support Our Self-Supporting Congregation?

Did you know you can pay your pledge or make a donation with PayPal?  Just type in

PayPal.me/UUCBV

to your favorite web browser.  Thank you for your gifts, which help us transform our community.

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We are now listed as a charitable organization for Amazon Smile.  The UUCBV will receive 0.5% of your purchases in donations from AmazonSmile.  If you shop Amazon you can sign up for Amazon Smile and select a charitable organization for your purchases to support.  Questions?  Contact Deb Wilson.