Listening deeply. Speaking honestly. Building trust. These are the ways in which small group ministry helps us get to know people in our church community and to know ourselves better as we share our life stories.  

Small group ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is offered through Covenant Groups that meet regularly over several months to explore spiritual topics and share deeply with one another. Each group is led by a trained facilitator and consists of six to eight participants.

Meeting content comes from Heart to Heart or Soul to Soul, books written by Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Christine Robinson and Alicia Hawkins. These books include readings and activities to help you prepare for each session on topics like friendship, forgiveness, God, and other concepts that help you grow spiritually.

Group members commit to regular meeting times and practice deep listening, which encourages us to opening ourselves to fully hear what another person is saying, and asks us to let go of the habit (which most of us have) of formulating our own response while another person is speaking. Deep listening also gives an individual the opportunity to speak without interruption or comment.

If you are interested in this practice, which will help you enrich your experience of connectedness at UUCB and beyond, contact the church office with a note saying you are interested in Covenant Groups.