Community Evenings, Sundays at UniLu
UniLu is a community that is open to all, at all times. But, we want to make a special invitation to you, our neighbors, to join us on Sunday evenings for Community Nights for various kinds of fun and fellowship. Following is a schedule of what Sunday evenings will look like around here - sometimes it's Game Night, sometimes it's Movie Night, sometimes it's Art as Healing Prayer Night; there will almost always be food, and all are welcome. (Note: In Lent, our worship services move to Sunday evenings - we will adjust this schedule for those 6 Sundays plus Easter.)
Jazz Vespers - First Sunday of the Month
We have been having a great time with jazz and prayer on the first Sunday of the month! We gather at 5:30 for a 30-minute service, followed by some light pot-luck refreshments and about an hour-long jam session. Bring your instruments or just stay around to listen to the jam session. If you'd like to play with the ensemble for a service, contact one of the musicians afterward for some details on the next service.
Storytelling Night - Second Sunday of the Month
The Young Adults at UniLu gather on the second Sunday of the month for a put-luck snacky-dinner and an evening of storytelling. You can read all about it on our Storytelling Night page, but the basic format is that we gather at 6 to eat and mingle, start telling stories at 6:45, and wrap up around 7:30. You are welcome to just listen if you don't want to tell a story. You'll find prompts on the Storytelling Night page.
Game Night - Third Sunday of the Month
A couple of our members have hundreds (literally hundreds) of games to share! We gather on the third Sunday of the month for Game Night - board games, card games, word games, kids' games, strategy games, all kinds of games! You are welcome to bring a game, a snack, and/or a friend, but you are also welcome to just bring yourself. It's a lot of fun; Join us at 4:30 for an opening game, followed by a break for dinner and then dividing into groups for more games!
Movie Night - Fourth Sunday of the Month
We spread out on the UniLu Commons (or inside if it's too light or too cold) for Movie Night on the 4th Sunday of the month. In the summer, we watch movies for the whole family - think Disney, Pixar, and things like that. Other times of the year, when kids have earlier bedtimes, we might watch movies that inspire some discussion, some action, or some reflection. The popcorn machine is fired up, surround-sound is installed on the lawn, and you're welcome to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and have a picnic, if you like.
Art as Healing Prayer - Fifth Sunday of the Month
Taking some inspiration from the book Ritual Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness, we will spend time with meditation, visualization, and drawing, as a way to practice healing prayer - "making art for healing." Art supplies will be provided and you can contact Siri for more information. Join us on September 30th for our first gathering.