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, scroll down to see meeting times and registration information.

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 –  Download the Small Group Packet Here
February – Inclusion – Download the Small Group Packet Here
March – Connections – Download the Small Group Packet Here
April – Future – Download the Small Group Packet Here
May – Celebration – Download the Small Group Packet Here
June – Harmony – Download the Small Group Packet Here
July – Strength – no packet
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

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: Robin Storm, Joan Myer, and 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: Jake Danforth

Meets all year, last Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm in Annex C


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


Senior Women’s Group – please register for wait list as space becomes available by contacting Peggy Paden

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