The very best way to get connected into our congregation is to become a member of a small group. All the groups are listed here (printable PDF).
We have three different styles: Reflection Groups, Covenant Groups, and Social Groups.
Reflection Groups are the most flexible. They provide a space for spiritual deepening in a more intimate setting than is possible in a large congregation on Sunday mornings. These groups can be organized around a theological affinity such as “Humanism” or “Christian UUs,” a demographic group such as, “Young Adults” or “Empty Nesters.” In addition, a reflection group can form as a continuation of a Lifespan Religious Education class if a subset of class participants want to engage more deeply with the concepts taught in the class.
Theme Groups delve deeply into monthly worship themes, making use of materials gathered for further reflection on these themes as a starting point for spirited and lively discussions. These groups meet twice a month for two to six months at a time.
Spiritual Deepening Groups can be organized around a theological affinity or spiritual practice such as “Humanism” or “Contemplatives,” a demographic group such as, “Young Adults” or “Empty Nesters.” In addition, a reflection group can form as a continuation of a Lifespan Religious Education class if a subset of class participants wants to engage more deeply with the concepts taught in the class.
To start a Reflection Group, contact Rev. Claudia Jimenez.
Covenant Groups follow a very specific format and usually meet once a month, requiring a 12-month commitment. These groups are designed to encourage sharing and connection among participants and limited to 12 people at a time. Regular attendance is required in these groups to build the trust and relationships needed for open, authentic discussions. Contact Joy McConnell for more information about Covenant Groups.
Social Groups are started and led by members of the congregation, centered on a shared interest. They can be discussion, special interest, or social groups. If you are interested in joining one or more of our Social Groups, contact the leader of each Social Group or our Director of Administration.
Click here to see the handout of our various UUCA Groups.
Click here to learn how to start a Social Group.