At Thoreau, we're a congregation that likes to have fun! We offer a number of both social and educational opportunities. Members and guests are welcome to join in as little or as much as they like.
Every week after the service we gather in the fellowship wing and share good food and conversation. Our hospitality committee sometimes sponsors special events during this social hour. We've had chili cook-offs, vegetarian pot lucks, Earth Day picnics at a nearby park, showers for the homeless shelter, and pancake lunches. Occasionally a class or lecture is held after the fellowship time for those who are interested in attending.
In additional to regularly scheduled social and discussion groups,
we have occasional special events such as a back yard concert, our
annual Services and Things Auction, pot luck dinners, a night at the
theatre, or pool parties.
We also have a number of groups that meet in the evenings on a regular basis, usually monthly. These range from book discussion groups to a gypsy tribal dancing class. Our goal is to not only provide opportunities to socialize, but to provide opportunities to learn, expand our minds and stretch ourselves and our imaginations. Please refer to the Coming Events page to find out exactly where and when the next meeting of each group is.
The congregation meets every other month on a Tuesday evening at a local Texas grill to celebrate all the birthdays that month.
The Book Discussion Group meets on dates and at locations decided by the group during the previous meeting. Please check the Coming Events page for the exact time and location of the next meeting.
The Cinema Circle meets the second Friday each month to watch a film and then discuss it. 7:15 pm.
The Can't Remember "Stuff" women's group meets the
third Friday of every month at a local restaurant for socializing and
camaraderie. 6:30 pm.
Think globally, eat locally! This group meets the third Saturday of every other month at a different local restaurant to enjoy food from all over the world. 6:30 pm.
An occassional musical event held to raise money for Thoreau's social action projects.
On the first Sunday of each month church members
and visitors get together at a local eatery for lunch after the church
The Men's Group meets the first Thursday of each month at varying locations. Check the Coming Events page for the exact time and location.
The Women's Book Club meets once a month on the
second Monday at a rotating location. Participants get the reading list
ahead of time and come to discuss the book and more. You are welcome
whether or not you have read the current book. 7:00 pm.
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