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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: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer (revluke@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369×103)

3rd Sundays 12:30-2:30
3rd Mondays 10:00-12:00
3rd Tuesdays 1:00-3:00
3rd Wednesdays 6:30-8:30

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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 an 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 anytime. Contact: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer (revluke@wbuuc.org)

October 9 – Session I
November 13 – Session II
December 11 – Session I
January 8 – Session II
February 12 – Session I
March 12 – Session II
April 9 – Session I
May 14 – Session II

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Healing the Heart of Democracy / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, October 26 & November 2] A two-session series on Parker Palmer’s book, reflecting on values of democracy, justice, and hope – a series to hold us through this election season. Contact: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer (revluke@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369×103)

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Living With Grief / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [Sundays, Oct. 23 – Dec. 11 – 1:00-2:30pm] A group that will explore and support the personal and often bewildering process of grief. The focus will be readings, poetry, and sharing personal experience. Contact: Victoria Safford (vsafford@wbuuc.org)

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Uni-What? Articulating Unitarian Universalism / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [Wednesdays, November 16 & 30 – 6:30-7:30pm] A 2-session series on articulating Unitarian Universalism and our own personal beliefs. Join our ministers to explore how to openly express our religion. Contact: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer (revluke@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369×103)

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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: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer (revluke@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369×103)

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Parents of Young Children / 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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Parents of Youth / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [2nd Wednesdays – 5:30pm Dinner, 6:00-7:30pm Circle] A circle of parents of youth to explore spirituality and parenting. Contact: Jill Schwendeman (youth@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: Victoria Safford (vsafford@wbuuc.org)

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Circle Suppers – December 9 & 10 / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo Hosted in a church members’ home, these casual gatherings are a great way for conversation, a shared meal, and connecting with others in the church.  Indicate if you are interested in hosting or attending, where you live, and you will be contacted with more details. Contact: circlesuppers@wbuuc.org

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Womenspirit Circle / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [1st 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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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. Download the book list here Contact: Dana Jackson (danaleej3@gmail.com)

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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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Unitarian Universalist Voices / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo [4th Tuesdays at 7:30-9:00pm] An open group to discuss various voices from our Unitarian Universalist heritage, with readings regularly provided. Contact: Dee Smith (newtondsmith@aol.com)

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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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