Covenant groups start up in the fall, establishing themselves for the year and re-forming with new members again the following summer. For more information about a specific group, contact Dave Cicero, Director of Lifespan Religious Education (DLRE), or the coordinator listed.
Soul Matters Sharing Circles
UUCW’s “Soul Circle” participants engage with monthly Soul Matters themes by exploring recommended exercises and considering related questions. They then connect with members of their larger circle to listen deeply to — and learn from — the insights and recalled wisdom each share. Register HERE.
UU Wellspring is a 10-month spiritual deepening program for Unitarian Universalists to claim, re-imagine, and practice the living tradition of their UU faith. Programs begin with a group retreat, and participants make time for a daily spiritual practice and connect regularly with a personal spiritual companion or director. Groups meet twice monthly to reflect on assigned material, and can follow any of several courses available: Sources (the foundation) or another, for those continuing their exploration. Coordinated by Patricia D’Auria. Register HERE.
Women Writers’ Circle
This group provides a safe, non-competitive environment to write, cultivate creativity, and strengthen the voices of its participants. Writers in all genres, beginner to experienced, are welcome. As they share, they build community, following the model Mary Pierce Brosmer developed for her organization, Women Writing for (a) Change. Coordinator is Helen Ambuel. Register HERE.
Workshops, discussion sessions, and classes on liberal theology, spiritual practice, world religions, UU history, and other topics of interest are offered at UUCW. The RE Council and Dave Cicero, Lifespan Religious Education Director, arrange these programs, which are open to new members at any time. Contact Dave to suggest a subject or ask about those publicized.
A pre-membership introduction to both UU Church West and Unitarian Universalist theology in general. It covers UU history, the congregation’s story, what UUCW offers members, and the idea of life as a spiritual journey. Takes place over three sessions and is offered several times per year.
Special Topic classes
Offered periodically. Inquire about the current offerings.
A weekly online – and physically accessible – yoga practice led by a trained instructor. Seated and standing poses develop strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. Register HERE.