Monthly Themes

Read the Current Issue: Show Your Soul:  A Monthly Journal of Writing and Art


Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms
or books written in a very foreign language…
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
— from Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


As Unitarian Universalists, we have chosen a free faith that calls us to grow our souls and serve the world, and to do this in community. Over the course of the year, in the words and music of Sunday services, in small groups and discussion circles, in classes for adults, children and youth, and in personal reflection and practice, our life together is anchored in a series of spiritual themes – one each month through the cycle of the year. We invite you to engage the monthly themes in a number of ways:


Theme Circles – Facilitated by Lay Leaders and Staff
Monthly sessions beginning in October

Our Theme Circles meet monthly, 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:

Contact: Amy Peterson (


Living the Questions: Themes for 2023-24
Here you’ll find the themes for the current year, and resources including readings and poetry, as well as guiding questions for each month.












See Monthly Themes Archives