Small Group Opportunities



These groups are about walking together through each of our life journeys. All walks of life, all styles, and all places, as one.


With over twenty Soul Matters groups running and more forming, these groups are a core component of our spiritual development ministry.

Participants meet once a month (some twice) in groups of up to 12, with a trained facilitator. Topics are built around the monthly worship themes, making these groups a great way to explore these themes in more depth. Monthly spiritual exercises and readings help us to wake up to reconnect with ourselves and the gifts and needs of the world. Group members are asked to commit to regular attendance as community building and trust are major goals. To participate in Soul Matters, please complete Starting Point.

Our Summer Assignment is to Listen Deeply. Learn more here.

Contact: Rev. AJ van Tine

Writing from the Heart Soul Matters

3rd Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 PM via Zoom

This Soul Matters group is a covenanted writing circle that provides a safe environment for finding your inner voice and sharing it through the written word (journal entry, story, poetry, memoir, etc.). The focus is learning more about ourselves and growing closer to each other by spinning the stories of our lives into gold on the page.

Contact: Carolyn Dancy

Qi Gong

Fridays: 10:00 – 11:00 AM via Zoom
Newcomers, please come at 9:45 AM for a brief orientation.

Cost is $10 per class (no one turned away for lack of funds).

This old gentle Chinese practice has great benefits for your health. It is for anyone who hopes for healthier and more active years ahead. Even people who are not athletic or who have some disabilities can gain from it. Led by Carmen Ramos. All are welcome.

Contact: Nancy Koch

Tarot Group

2nd Wednesdays: 6:40 PM via Zoom

We explore the monthly worship themes and bring the wisdom and imagery of Tarot to our topics. No previous Tarot experience necessary. Bring Tarot cards if you have them.

Contact: Mara Sanchez

LAVA Book Discussion Group

2nd Fridays: 7:00 – 8:30 PM via Zoom

LAVA (Literature and Visual Arts) reads and discusses nine books per year. Our selections include fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on literary fiction. We visit a coffee shop after each meeting and enjoy occasional outings. Click on the link above to see our schedule.

Contact: Bill Fugate

UUs Reading Non-fiction

2nd Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 PM via Zoom

If you enjoy reading Non-fiction, we have great discussions! Drop-ins are welcome.

Contact: Howard Cone

4th Wednesday Book Club

4th Wednesdays: 1:30 – 3:00 PM via Zoom (3rd Wednesdays in November & December 2020)

Members discuss fiction and nonfiction books chosen by volunteer presenters.  A great source of community and intellectual stimulation. All are invited.

Contact: Sharon Potts