Whether you are a newcomer or a longtime Emersonian, whether you are interested in probing life’s most persistent questions or finding out what others think about today’s news, we have something for you here.

Emerson offers lectures and discussions to encourage life-long spiritual growth. These classes are free and open to the public, providing spiritual nourishment to the community.

Check our church newsletter as well as Meetup for current topics. We meet most Sundays (check for exact dates) from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.

Upcoming Topics

PotpoUUri (10 AM, Room 205)

December 8 – When and where do you find signs and wonders in your life? What is your response to wonder? Let’s share our experiences and ideas in this facilitated hour.

December 15 – The Nicomachean Ethics – Applying Aristotle to Social Justice in the 21st century, presented by Mike Condit

December 22 – The Nicomachean Ethics – continued, presented by Mike Condit

December 29 – We gather in The Gathering Place (church lobby) for coffee and conversation.  Holiday weekend – no formal classes!

Spirit in Practice @10 AM in Room 208.

Formal sessions Dec. 8th and 22nd. Open meditation other Sundays


Poetry Group meets next on December 15th @9:45 AM in Room 204.

Free childcare is available during Sunday morning activities, please email or give us a call (713-782-8250) to check on availability.  Our nursery provides care for infants and toddlers and is staffed by childcare professionals.

Got an idea for an adult religious education program? Submit it here

Want to join our Adult RE planning team? Our next meeting is 12:30 PM on January 19th.

Our goal is not to provide all of the answers, but to aid in setting people on the path to discovery. In the spirit of the Fourth Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association…“We covenant to affirm and promote…A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

Recurring Activities

Poetry Group
A casual gathering of those who love poetry. Bring something you have written or a poem you wish you had written. Poetry Group meets on the third Sunday of the month in Room 204, 9:45 to 10:50 AM.

Beginners’ Meditation Practice
Every Monday from 7-8:15 p.m. in Room 208. We welcome people from all backgrounds and spiritual practices. We typically practice silent meditation, but may try other forms such as guided meditation or walking meditation. We are all learning from each other.

For many additional ways to grow in mind and spirit, check out our Connections pages.