Deepening Connections in Small Groups
An opportunity to connect and share in a small group setting

 

Small Groups provide a connected reflective space in which to explore in matters great and small, applying our monthly themes to the world and to your life. Group leaders are offered training in facilitating group discussions, and a monthly packet of materials is provided to support reflection on the theme. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attendance during their group’s duration. Each group is also asked to participate in a service project to benefit the congregation or larger community. Registration begins in September. You are always welcome to sample a Small Group by attending the Thursday Evening “Open” Drop-in Group. For more information check the website or contact Rev. Margret, or John Wilber at jwilber2001@yahoo.com

Monthly Themes

September – Community – Download the Small Group Packet Here
October – Heritage – Download the Small Group Packet Here
November – Democracy – Download the Small Group Packet Here
December – Peace – Download the Small Group Packet Here
January – Leadership
February – Inclusion
March – Connections
April – Future
May – Celebration
June – Harmony
July – Strength
August – New Beginnings

 

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Groups Open to All

Drop-in Group  — no need to register!

Drop in to experience the connection, and to see what Small Groups are all about.

Third Thursday of the month 7:00 PM in UUCP Annex B

Facilitator: Joan O’Connor

Contact Joan with any questions at marigold2@cox.net

Meets year-round

 

Beatitudes Group  – please register

Join residents of the Beatitudes campus and friends in the area for a time of thoughtful reflection and good humor.

Third Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM , conference room in Beatitudes main building

Facilitators:  Ellie Anderla and Ellie Murphy

Meets year-round

 

Friendship Village Group – please register

Engaging discussion in a comfortable setting with Friendship Village residents and those who live nearby.

Second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM at 2625 E. Southern Avenue

Facilitator: Libby Walker

Meets  October-May

 

Second Wednesday Evening Covenant Group – please register

Experience the deep connection of the classic covenant group model, centered on our monthly themes and reflection materials

Second Wednesday at 7:00 pm at UUCP

Facilitator: John Wilber

Meets October – April

 

Sunday Evening Potluck Small Group– please register

Share good food and lively discussion in the homes of group members.

Second and fourth  Sunday at 5:30 pm at homes located in Downtown and Mid Scottsdale.

Facilitators: Granger Macy, Marjorie Redleaf, Bunny Hodas

Meets October – April

 

Identity-Based Groups

 

Future Masculine Men’s Group – please register

Join the quest to discover who we are as men, as sons, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, partners, friends and brothers, in sacred spaces created by men. Through listening to men’s stories, exercise, process and ritual, engage and explore the masculine and feminine energies resident in every man.

Last Thursday of the month, 6:45 pm at UUCP

Facilitator: Anthony Johnson

Meets September – May at UUCP

 

Parents of Teens Groupdrop-in friendly

Join other parents of teens in a space designed for sharing thoughtful discussion and mutual support.

First Thursday, 6:45 pm at UUCP Annex C

Facilitator: Tammy Wheeler-Rhodes

Meets October – May at UUCP

 

Parents With Young(er) Children – drop-in friendly

Join with others who are in a parenting role to little ones for a group discussion that engages adults in quiet reflection while the small people are cared for in a loving space nearby.

Second Thursday, 6:45pm at UUCP Annex C

Facilitator: Rev. Margret

Meets September – May at UUCP

 

Senior Women’s Group – please register for wait list as space becomes available

Gather with women of wisdom and experience to share reflections on the monthly theme.

Second and fourth Tuesdays 12:00 noon, in Annex C at UUCP Annex C

Facilitators: Peggy Paden, Jane Roosen and Val Wylie

Meets September – May; off-site social June – August

 

80’s Babies Gatherings – register to be on the notification list

Be part of the informal gatherings, activities and service opportunities arranged by members for social connection among young adults.

Organizers: Sarah Moore and Amy McKlindon

Meets year-round in varied locations as planned