Socorro

Socorro Branch of the First Unitarian Church

“We are Unitarian Universalists.  We are people of faith with open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands.”

Meetings:     Epiphany Episcopal Church, 803 Leroy Place, Socorro. We gather in the Parish Hall (in the building opposite the main sanctuary).

Time:   Sundays, 4:00 pm

What to expect:  Music, Readings, “Story for All Ages,” Joys & Concerns (time for sharing), Sermon and discussion. (The sermon is the same as the morning service in Albuquerque, video download.)

Children:    Children of all ages are absolutely welcome and can participate in the service. If children and youth are interested in a separate program, our group includes educators, one of whom is designated to work with them.

Events:  Our “big event” is an annual Holiday Concert in mid-December. During the summer, we have one regular service per month and one potluck at a home or picnic area per month. In addition to the Holiday Concert, in 2017 we started “Theology on Tap.” We meet once a month, on the second Tuesday, at 6:00 pm at a local restaurant for a round-table discussion of spiritual, philosophical, and ethical issues in a structured (but not too structured) way. Beer, wine, and spirits are “on tap” for the discussion, but not mandatory. Contact us for more info on Theology on Tap.

Social Connections:  Coffee hour after every service, with fair trade coffee and refreshments. Members know one another well enough to readily offer support when a member is sick or needs some help.  Yet we are not invasive and respect each other’s privacy. We are family who behave better than some blood relatives!

Community/Justice work:  We “own” a mile of Highway 60 near Box Canyon for periodic cleanup. Members also work around the community at places like Puerto Seguro  (homeless shelter).

Through a program called “Change for Change,” the coins collected in the morning offertory are contributed to community organizations such as the Socorro Storehouse (2015 & 2017), and rotate annually based on the interests of the congregation and community needs. Previous recipients include Magdalena’s Food Bank (2014) and Puerto Seguro (2013 & 2016).

Contact:   For more information, Richard Sonnenfeld at rsonnenfeld@gmail.com or 575-838-7113.

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