First UU Church groups are now meeting online. If you would like to join
any of these groups, please contact us via email. See sign-up process
Currently, these are the First UU Church Groups that are meeting online via Zoom:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
A warm, respectful, supportive and diverse group of women who meet to
share thoughts and feelings throughout life’s path. Group discussions
are considered a confidential time of sharing.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Join us any Sunday for music, brief recorded talks and guided
mindfulness meditations from a variety of teachers, followed by music
and an optional mindful sharing and listening circle. Meditation
experience is not needed.
May 31: Sleeping Better - Facilitated by Megan
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Adult Discussion Group*
During this time of isolation and worry, Adult Discussion Groups
provide an especially comforting way to maintain human contact and
participate in respectful, intelligent discussions with our invited
speakers, presenters, guests, and members of our congregation.
May 31 – Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, presented by Jim Sheridan
June 7 – Think Like a Futurist, presented by Terry Grim
June 14 – Gee-whiz what is 5G? Is it safe? Is it secure? Who needs it and what for? presented by Tony Veneruso
June 21 – Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Catch Predators, a book by Ronan Farrow, presented by Jim Sheridan
June 28 – Energy transition for Life, presented by Robert Salmi
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Late Morning Reflection and Sharing
Given that some of us are facing illness and tremendous hardship and
we are all facing major disruptions to our regular lives, we want to
provide support and opportunity for connection.
We will have a chalice lighting, and a chance for each member of our beloved community to share.
Led by Carol Burrus, Director of Religious Community
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Fun, facilitated, educational discussions on a variety of topics. Each
week, facilitators and presenters follow and uphold the group’s
How are we dealing with the transition of millions of baby boomers into retirement? Facilitator: Stan
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Climate Action Team
Proactively responding to the problem of climate change and encouraging members to reduce our carbon footprints.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RE for Teens: Youth Group
For teens in High School. Our current topic is exploring different spiritual practices.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parents share the joys and concerns of parenting in today’s world.
(For parents with babies and children through Pre-K age)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RE for Teens: YoUUth Unit
For teens in Middle School, our YoUUth Unit meets twice a month for
games, discussion, exploring values and the sometimes difficult issues
of teen life.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
First and Third Sunday Creative Writing Group
(begins June 7)
Nurtures the creation of new work, provides in-depth discussions of each work, and fosters insights into the creative process. The group welcomes a full range of artistic expression from the traditional to the experimental.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Office Hours with Rev. D. Scott Cooper
A weekly, open office hour with our Assistant Minister of
Congregational Life, Rev. D. Scott Cooper. You are invited to bring your
comments, questions, and thoughts to this open evening discussion time.
Women's Book Club*
Our next selection is "A Long Petal of the Sea" by Isabel Allende.
This is a masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and
belonging in 1930s civil war era Spain.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Texts for Troubled Times
Beginning on May 12th at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Bossen is hosting the first
meeting in a literature-focused discussion group series called "Texts
for Troubled Times." This group will meet every two weeks, and will
discuss a new book each month.
May: Albert Camus’ The Plague
Join us for lively discussion each week. All are welcome.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours with Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen
A weekly, open office hour with our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Colin
Bossen. You are invited to bring your comments, questions, and thoughts
to this open discussion time.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY'S DISCUSSION GROUP
Join us for fun, facilitated, educational discussions on a variety of topics, where everyone follows group guidelines to create a safe, friendly environment.
What changes do you see during the pandemic that you would like to see stay around? Facilitated by Brad P.
What is the downside of success? Facilitated by Kim W.
What is something you have learned during this pandemic - about yourself, others, our country or our world? Facilitated by Pam P.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Religious Education for Families
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, we will have family activities together involving stories, sharing, songs, and art, connecting to our church family, our UU faith as we must engage in social distance. Also see Thursday (below) for another Religious Education session held at an earlier time.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Religious Education for Families
Every Thursday at 2:00 pm, we will have family activities together involving stories, sharing, songs, and art, connecting to our church family and our UU faith as we continue to engage in social distance. Also see Wednesday (above) for another Religious Education session held at a later time.
4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Coming of Age
Eighth graders explore their own beliefs within the Unitarian
Universalist tradition with the assistance of adult leaders mentors.
Men of all ages are welcome to this monthly get-together for a great
evening of camaraderie over dinner. For the time being, please BYOD
(Bring Your Own Dinner).
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Second Thursday Discussion Group*
This group gets together once a month to discuss a topic of societal interest selected by the group the month before.
As we meet virtually, we invite everybody to join us in the spirit of respecting one another and everybody’s opinion.
Please send an email to: email@example.com (or for the groups marked with an asterisk*, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please include your first and last name, indicating which group(s) you would like to join. You will receive an invitation via email.
Before participating in any of our online group meetings, we recommend that you open a free, personal account on Zoom to facilitate communication and group hosting administration.
If you have any other questions, feel free to also contact us at email@example.com