Whether you are a newcomer or have been coming to Emerson for decades, 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.

April 21st – Our Spirit in Practice and Open Topics groups take the day off for Easter Sunday. Check out Poetry Group or take the time to chat with folks in our Gathering Place or enjoy emerging Spring on our grounds!

Spring 2019 Offerings

Spirit in Practice (Room 208)

Join others in our diverse community as we explore and connect with the sacred — however we each understand it.  Through meditation and contemplative practices of many faith traditions, Spirit in Practice offers a weekly time and space to learn, share and grow in our quest for meaning and wholeness.

Other Topics

April 28: Our Ministry for Earth team hosts Eco-Challenge Part II

May 5: Tahrirh Justice Center


Free childcare is available during Sunday 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.

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.