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Theme Circles (formerly called Sharing Circles) / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly - various times offered] A monthly small group focusing on the monthly theological theme with guided questions and short readings. Led by a trained facilitator, these circles engage the deep questions of spirituality, with time for reflection, silence, and sharing. Contact: Shay MacKay (shay@wbuuc.org)

3rd Sundays 12:30-2:30
3rd Mondays 10:00-12:00
3rd Tuesdays 1:00-3:00
3rd Wednesdays 6:30-8:30
3rd Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 for parents (childcare available)

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Wellspring / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Sundays – 12:30-2:30pm, October - June] Wellspring is a commitment to a spiritual journey and requires time—more than a monthly Theme Circle meeting but less than an academic course in divinity school. The program runs from October to June with 2-hour meetings scheduled two or three times a month. In addition, plan on time for daily spiritual practice, a monthly meeting with a spiritual director, and time for reading the assignments and reflecting on them. Contact: Joan McIntosh (joan@joanmcintosh.com) or Joshua Seaver at (joshuaseaver@gmail.com)

Wellspring will meet on at WBUUC on the following Sundays from 12:30pm-2:30pm:
October 1, 2017
October 15, 2017
October 29, 2017
November 12, 2017
December 3, 2017
December 17, 2017
January 7, 2018
January 21, 2018
February 4, 2018
February 18, 2018
March 4, 2018
March 18, 2018
April 8, 2018
April 22, 2018
May 6, 2018
May 20, 2018
June 3, 2018

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New Member Classes / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[2nd Sundays – 12:30-2:30pm] A two-session class, Session I explores our church’s history and mission and Unitarian Universalism, and Session II focuses on the meaning of membership and getting engaged in the church, with a book signing ritual. After participating in Session I, you can take Session II at any time. A light lunch and childcare are provided! Contact: Shay MacKay (shay@wbuuc.org)

October 8 – Session I
November 12 – Session II
December 10 – Session I
January 14 – Session II
April 8 – Session I
May 6 – Session II

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Transgender Inclusion in Congregation / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [TBD] This fall, you’re invited to broaden your own understanding of gender diversity and transgender identity through an online class offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This course is for everyone: from novices to trans identity to those with decades of life experience. Rather than offering a “trans 101,” this class will invite participants to imagine true congregational welcome, deepen relationships, and ask questions in a safe environment.

We’re seeking a small group to take this 6-part class together, beginning in mid-September. The cost is $30 and scholarships are available to all. Contact: Shay MacKay (shay@wbuuc.org)

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Living with Grief / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [Sundays – October 22 – December 10, 1:00 – 2:30pm] The most universal human experience we share is the death of a loved one. We will explore the often bewildering process of grief with readings, poetry, and sharing the personal experience of loss. Our hope is that ‘a grief shared will be a grief diminished.’ Even if you’ve been part of this group in the past, we welcome you to come again, as your journey of healing continues. Facilitators: Jo Ford, MSE and Sheryl Niebuhr, PhD. Contact: Shay MacKay (shay@wbuuc.org)

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Men’s Group / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 12:30pm | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm] A group to make connections, deepen friendships and build community, through sharing, learning and support. Contact: Steve Kahn (stevekahn@comcast.net)

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Parents Group / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [2nd Wednesdays – 5:30pm Dinner, 6:15-7:30pm Circle] A circle of parents of young children to explore spirituality and parenting. Contact: Amy Peterson Derrick (dre@wbuuc.org)

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Third Thursdays for 60+ / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [3rd Thursdays – 11:00am – 1:00pm] A group for those 60+, including lunch, discussion and occasional speakers. Contact: Shay MacKay (shay@wbuuc.org)

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Second Monday Discussion Group / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [2nd Mondays - 12:00-2:00pm] An open book group reading various books throughout the year. Readings regularly provided. Contact: Anita Braunstein (anitabraunstein@gmail.com)

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Shamanic Drumming / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [3rd Tuesdays - 7:00pm] A group participating in the ancient practice of shamanic drumming for meditation and spiritual exploration. Contact: Nancy Hauer (nancy@rookhouse.org)

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Sunday Sitting Meditation / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [Every Sunday – 10:15am] A small meditation group, open to everyone, between services in the Quiet Room in the back of the Sanctuary. Contact: Julie Vinar (julie.vinar@gmail.com)

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Women’s Book Group / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [2nd Mondays - 7:00-9:00pm] A group reading a variety of books written by women, chosen by the group, focusing on books which are affordable or at a library. Contact: Dana Jackson (danaleej3@gmail.com)

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Womenspirit Circle / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [2nd Tuesdays - 7:00-9:00pm] A group supporting women in exploring their spiritual origins, experiences and beliefs in community. Meetings open to all women of WBUUC.Carol Marsyla (carol.marsyla@gmail.com, 651- 253-4200)

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Unitarian Universalist Voices / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [4th Wednesdays at 7:30-9:00pm] An open group to discuss various voices from our Unitarian Universalist heritage, with readings regularly provided. Contact: Victor Urbanowicz (vurbanowicz@yahoo.com)

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Young Adult “After Hours” / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [4th Wednesdays – 8:00-9:30pm offsite] A monthly circle of young adults for check-in and conversation around the monthly theme. We meet at a local pub – on facebook “WBUUC After Hours”. Contact: Amy Peterson Derrick, (dre@wbuuc.org)

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