Upcoming Events – October

Monthly Community Dinners continue with a chili fest on October 12!

Just bring yourself and your appetite to the Fellowship Hall. Gathering will begin at 5:45 and dinner will be available at 6:00 p.m. We will move into programming at 6:40, with a choice of discussion, activity, or choir rehearsal. The discussion and activity will end at 7:30 and choir rehearsal will end at 8:30.
October’s dinner will offer a variety of chilis, cornbread, and a simple dessert. Beverages will also be available and efforts will be made to have all food ingredients labeled and allergies accommodated. Generous UUCD cooks will be preparing the food this month!
Bring family and friends and be sure to RSVP via the email invite that you will receive as we must have a head count by the deadline in order to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

Even Adults Need Treats Sometimes!

Our Senior High Youth Group wants everybody to have the joy of trick-or-treating this year, adults included! Please help them be successful in their first year hosting an ALL-Ages Trunk-or-Treating event after service on Sunday, October 30th. Costumes are most welcome but not required. Everybody please just come give and get treats! Joy all around! We will offer more detailed information as the date approaches, but here are the basics about how this works:
– RSVP when the Signup Genius invitation comes so we can let everyone know approximately how many
people to expect (to help with treat preparation)
– When you park your car before the service, park in the designated area
– You are encouraged but not required to decorate your trunk for Halloween – treats will go in or on your
– Bring both wrapped, edible treats and non-edible treats, which you keep separate to avoid allergen
– During the event after service, we will take turns both giving out treats from our own trunks and visiting
others to receive treats
Please make sure that your decorations and costumes are culturally respectful and not racist, ableist, or
transphobic. Learn more and get a list of costumes and decorations to avoid here:

UUCD Men Conversing over Coffee

This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30am at UUCD in the Fellowship
Hall Lower Level. For more information contact Gary Mummert or Joe Gillotti.

Chair Yoga

All aspects of this class are designed to lead a person to a feeling of wellness and learning to become calmer. Here are some of the other techniques you will learn. We practice chanting, deep breathing, meditation, special techniques for calming the mind, tapping for health and relaxing, and the most fun of
all, laughter yoga and more.
Come join our happy group, it’s great value in so many ways, on Mondays 3 – 4pm at UUCD. Participants must contact their doctor or medical provider for approval before attending this Chair Yoga Class. To register, or if you have questions or concerns, contact Joe Gillotti any evening during the week after 7pm.


Search, a novel by Michelle Huneven, has been making the rounds of Unitarian Universalist book discussion groups this year. Why? Because it is a documentary style, somewhat fictionalized account of the search process of a Unitarian Universalist congregation as it seeks out its next settled minister.
Filled with references we will all find familiar (chalice-lighting, “Spirit of Life,” and more), it is the story of a complex set of committee members who try to find community and consensus in interviewing potential candidates for their ministry before struggling to name one candidate to help move them into the future.
This will be a two-part discussion:
Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm – We will explore the characters and setting in the story. Which people most resonate with you? Which the least? Do they seem typical of us UUs? Does the congregation sound familiar in its decision-making, its worship, its life, its aspirations? Where do you see tensions? How do you think they could be resolved?
Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm – We will explore the storyline, the search process, both as outlined in the
book and compared to the actual search process of Unitarian Universalist congregations. What seemed familiar to you? What feels strange or problematic? Do you think it led to a good outcome? …to good feelings among the committee members?
The two sessions will be led by Randy Becker, a life-long Universalist Unitarian and someone who has been on both sides of the search process. Contact Randy for more information or to sign up.