Upcoming Events – January

New Group for Caregivers of LGBTQIA+ Young People

Parents of LGBTQIA+ young people, please join us in gathering on the first Friday of every month from 7:30-9PM for mutual support and celebration of our kids. Our January meeting will take place on January 5. Please RSVP to dre@uudanbury.org for the meeting location and if you have any questions.

Cancelled due to an expected heavy snowstorm
Claudia Schmidt: Folk and Acoustic Concert in Danbury
4pm, Sunday, January 7, 2024

Sunday, January 7, 4 – 6pm EST Click HERE for Tickets

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811

Claudia Schmidt is one of the most popular folk, blues, and jazz musicians from the Midwest. Her smoky alto voice, multi-octave range, and skillful playing of the 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer have been showcased on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. As a gifted storyteller and songwriter, she incorporates a wide range of musical influences into her original material. With over 20 albums recorded and award-winning compositions, Claudia Schmidt’s Music at the Ridge concert on January 7th, 2024, promises to fill your heart and refresh your soul.

UUCD Men Conversing over Coffee meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 10th  at 10:00 a.m. at UUCD in the Fellowship Hall Lower Level. For more information contact Jeff Asher or Joe Gillotti.

Making the Community Dinner a Real Community Affair

Our next Community Dinner will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 6 pm.  For months now, this congregational year and last, we have been fed by various groups in our congregational community, but it is only fitting that we kick off a new calendar year with all of us doing our part. So, January’s Community Dinner is potluck/covered dish.  Bring some food to share with all for a real smorgasbord of delight.  Bring your already prepared (and heated as needed) food by 6 pm. Be sure to make a tag to let people know what is in your offering so those with food allergies can be alerted.  We will provide beverages, dessert, cutlery, plates, and etc.  Let’s make it a feast!

You will have the option to also help by signing up to clean up afterwards. At 6:45 pm, we will move into a program about Sikhism, our Neighborhood Bridges focus for January. At 7:30pm, the Choir will have its rehearsal.

Watch for your email invitation – and start thinking about what favorite yummy you will want to bring to share. (And, yes, it is totally fine to bring some commercially prepped foods bought at the market or elsewhere… and don’t let not having something to bring keep you away.  We are a generous congregation so we know there will be plenty for all.)

So – food, fellowship, learning, music: who could ask for anything more? Any questions, contact Randy Becker, dinner coordinator.

January 13th: Suze Shaner and Dan Brodax are facilitating Movies with a Message, using Spiritual Cinema’s movie shorts the second Saturday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. These nights will consist of 1-3 short movies that explore the big questions about life and living (i.e, Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we bound? and What can we become when we live at our highest level of potential? ) with discussion afterwards. We will supply water and popcorn. Feel free to bring your takeout dinner. Donations to UUCD accepted.

Generally speaking, people do not like to talk about death. Joni Lowe and Marcia Brooker invite you to have such a conversation with members of this congregation beginning in February. The Death Cafe will be offered to give participants an opportunity to explore different aspects of death and/or the dying process. The cafe is conversational amongst a small group of attendees so everyone one may ask questions and share. The group will be limited to 8 people and will meet on Sundays right after the service every other week beginning February 25th.  Sign up to claim your spot, grab your tea/coffee after the Sunday service and come downstairs for community and conversation. Please contact Joni Lowe or Marcia Brooker for questions or to sign up.