Online Groups

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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 below.

Currently, these are the First UU Church Groups that are meeting online via Zoom:

SUNDAYS

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Changing Women

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

Meditation Group

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

Discussion Circle

Fun, facilitated, educational discussions on a variety of topics. Each week, facilitators and presenters follow and uphold the group’s guidelines.
May 31:
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

Parent’s Group

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.

MONDAYS

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.

1st MONDAY

7:00 p.m.

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.

TUESDAYS

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

WEDNESDAYS

12:00 p.m.

Adult Enrichment*

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.
June 10:
What changes do you see during the pandemic that you would like to see stay around?
  Facilitated by Brad P.

June 17:

What is the downside of success?  
Facilitated by Kim W.

June 24:

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.

THURSDAYS

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.


1st THURSDAY

7:00 p.m.

Men's Group*

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).

2nd THURSDAY

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.

SIGN-UP PROCESS

Please send an email to: carol@firstuu.org (or for the groups marked with an asterisk*, email thoreauzoom@firstuu.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 info@firstuu.org