TUUC offers a variety of interest groups and activities that are open to everyone, visitor, member or friend. We encourage everyone to join -- maybe lead! -- one or more groups or activities to deepen the bonds of community. To join in, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and the group leader will get back to you soon.
Aging Together meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to discuss issues, share resources (educational opportunities, professional articles in the aging field, health care alerts, helpful adaptive aids to make life easier as we age, etc.), and share personal experiences and philosophy related to the aging process. All ages are welcome.
Available Light Film Series occurs on Fridays throughout the regular church year in the main meeting room. Films range from classics to contemporary films and include a discussion afterwards. Please see the Weekly Threshold, the TUUC Facebook pages, and the TUUC webpage for upcoming films.
Book Nook accepts donations of gently used books that folks think will appeal to other TUUC readers. It's open after Sunday services to take donated books and to sell at very reasonable prices.
CHADD Support Group is for parents of adult children with ADHD. In most cases, the issues of ADHD that developed in childhood persist in adults, and aging parents are still trying to find a way to be supportive but not enabling, as the adult child struggles with relationships, organization, work, money, alcohol, drugs, and other issues. At the same time parents worry about the future of their child, especially when they will no longer be here. CHADD meets every other Monday at noon.
Chalice Circles are TUUC’s form of small group ministry. Each group consists of six to ten people that meet twice monthly between the end of September and the end of May. Each group is led by a facilitator, who makes sure the session begins and ends on time. After the closing words, some groups make time to socialize further. Chalice Circles are also encouraged to choose a service project, as a way to benefit the church or the greater community. Chalice Circles help people to get to know each other on a deeper level and encourage the development of a richer spirituality through deep and open discussion of chosen topics. Sign up for Chalice Circles occurs in September and January. There is also a summer Chalice Circle that is open to all and does not require preregistration.
Drum Circle is a dedicated group of musicians who share an interest in ethnic drumming, hand percussion, and the spiritual aspects of rhythmic interaction. Meetings range from free-form jams to professionally run workshops. No experience is necessary to join, and you don’t have to own your own drum. For more information, contact Music Director Tracy Hall or sign up below.
Ethnic Lunch Group meets the 3rd Wednesday for lunch and conversation at a local restaurant over various cuisines of the world, offered right here in Baltimore. All are welcome, but participants must email Ethniclunch@towsonuuc.org a week before the scheduled lunch so that a large enough table may be reserved to accommodate the group. Look in the weekly Threshold for information on the next lunch.
Evening Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Wednesday at 7:30 pm to discuss a book selected the month before. Titles range from contemporary fictional to non-fictional literature.
Improv Group is a great way to relieve stress, improve concentration, build confidence, and create connection while having a lot of fun. You don’t have to be an actor or comedian. You just have to be breathing. The Improv Group meets nearly every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Monthly Jam Sessions: One Sunday evening every month, musicians of every type and talent level get together at TUUC for an evening of anything-goes music. We do folk, rock, soul, world music, chant, jazz, blues, and other styles.
Mindful Meditation Group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm for group meditation.
Men’s Breakfast Group meets at Edenwald on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 8:30 am.
Men’s Group is a discussion group for men that meets every second Thursday of the month during the church year at 7:30 pm.
Roots and Wings CUUPs is TUUC’s non-denominational pagan practice group. A chapter of the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, RAWC celebrates the wheel of the year by conducting rituals on the equinoxes, solstices, full moons, and major pagan holy days, like Beltane, Samhain, and Yule. All are welcome whether a lifelong pagan or just interested in learning more about Earth-centered spirituality.
Singles Fellowship Group offers an atmosphere for fellowship and friendship among TUUC single adults. The group’s current age range is mostly over 60, but anyone is welcome to participate. The group meets for a potluck on one of the Saturdays each month at 6 PM. The date each month is decided by what else is going on that month. Potlucks are usually held at the church, and sometimes hosted at one of our homes.
Sweet Freedom Parents Group meets every second Sunday of the month from 10 to 11 am, TUUC's low-key escape from the demands of adulthood. Parents are invited to take a break from their obligations, while someone else watches the kids. Sit on a couch, share a laugh, and take a deep breath.
TUUC Choir: TUUC has one choir that performs at Sunday services and special events during the regular church year (September to June). The choir performs music that crosses a range of genres, including classical, gospel, international, Broadway, pop, folk, and the occasional novelty tune. The Choir rehearses on Thursday nights, and typically sings at two or three services a month. Newcomers are welcome—whether you’ve been performing in choirs all your life or have never sung to anything except your shower curtain, you’re encouraged to give it a try. Speak with Tracy Hall, our music director, or sign up below.
Women’s Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Edenwald.
Find the group that's right for you!
If you are interested in one of the groups, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.