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Classes & Groups

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Theme Circles – Facilitated by Lay Leaders

Monthly sessions beginning in October

Our Theme Circles meet monthly via Zoom, and use a packet of readings that are published monthly to stimulate conversation and connection. If you are interested in joining or facilitating a Theme Circle, click on the register link below. You can choose a general group, exploring a variety of topics, or a more specific cohort of folks like you: maybe you’ve recently lost a job, or are parenting young children or parenting adult children who are struggling, maybe you are living in senior housing, or maybe you’re living far away from here.

Register here: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/45d7d0

Contact: Rev. Sara Goodman (revsara@wbuuc.org)

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Black Film Canon 101 & 102 – Facilitated by Jack Gaede

This is a discussion / film study group centered around a personal commitment toward anti-racism work, celebrating films that explore a range of topics within Black life and culture. Every week our discussions will be focused on one film and one article or podcast. Contact: Rev. Jack Gaede (jgaede@wbuuc.org)

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Men’s Group

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

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New Member Classes

At WBUUC, we run a two-part membership series. Session 1 explores the history and theology of Unitarian Universalism. Participants get a chance to meet each other and articulate what has been meaningful to them about finding this community. Session 2 explores the specific history of this congregation and this building, and focuses on the meaning of membership and getting engaged in the church. This session culminates with a book signing ritual for those who are prepared to become members. Contact: Rev. Jack Gaede (jgaede@wbuuc.org)

Membership 1: RSVP Here
Mar. 17th | 7:30pm
May 19th | 7:30pm
Jul. 21st  | 7:30pm

Membership 2: RSVP Here
Feb. 17th  |  7:30pm
Apr. 21st  | 7:30pm
Jun. 16th | 7:30pm

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Parents Group

A circle of parents of young children to explore spirituality and parenting. Contact: Amy Peterson Derrick (dre@wbuuc.org)

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Second Monday Discussion Group

2nd Mondays – 12:00-2:00pm An open book group reading various books throughout the year. Readings regularly provided. Contact: Anita Braunstein

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Shamanic Drumming

Third Tuesday of every month – 7:00pm Contact: Nancy Hauer

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UU Wellspring

“What will you do with this one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver. UU Wellspring™ is a 10-month program of distinctly Unitarian Universalist spiritual development designed to help participants answer that provocative question. The program celebrates the depth and breadth of our rich religious tradition, and asks us to strive to understand our beliefs and align them with our actions, inspiring us to articulate what they call us to do in the world. UU Wellspring incorporates five elements designed to balance a knowledge of UU history and theology with personal spiritual practice and engagement with the world:

  • A commitment to daily spiritual practice
  • Participation in a small-group community twice a month
  • Individual work with a spiritual director
  • Readings and resources for knowledge and reflection
  • Reflection and commitment to live out our values in the work

Contact: Rev. Sara Goodman (revsara@wbuuc.org)

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Unitarian Universalist Voices

3rd 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

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Women’s Book Group

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

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WomenSpirit Circle

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. Contact: Carol Marsyla

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