The Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder offers many groups and activities geared toward personal and spiritual development, along with socializing. All are open and welcome new members. Contact our office, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a note about your interests so we can connect you with the Affinity Groups that are right for you!
Affinity Groups at UUCB
Seniors’ Salon is an open discussion group for seniors. (We hope to start back up in November) It meets in a conference room in Fraiser Meadows on the second Tuesday of each month. There is no lower-age attendance criteria; members simply self-select. Existing members declare that “The purpose and mission of the UUCB Seniors’ Salon is to openly, respectfully and lovingly share among ourselves relevant stories and information about facing and thriving in the later stages of life.”
Currently Seniors’ Salon is meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays at 10am. (See the most recent Messenger for the link) It is very informal, with a chalice lighting and reading thrown in, just to remind us we are UUs. Contact Barb Richards email@example.com or Fred Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The Wise Elders group (typically ages 65 and up) meets quarterly for a potluck lunch at the church. The gatherings are organized by the Caring Ministry Team and include fellowship, good food, and a speaker.
Chalice Circles are small groups of people who have something in common to discuss (an issue, an idea, or an interest). The groups meet regularly for discussion and community-building. They are less structured than Covenant Groups and the topics vary by group. Contact Amy Szen to see if there are any current chalice circles or to form your own. email@example.com
Circle Suppers and Tea Houses
These social events with food are held in church members’ homes to foster community and connection. Circle Suppers (planned potlucks) are on the first Saturday night of the month. Tea Houses (open houses where guests bring finger foods) are held in the afternoon on the third Sunday of the month. There are announcements in the Newsletter for sign-ups for these events. Contact Dianne Ewing for details about upcoming events or to volunteer to host. firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Fellowship Group
This men’s fellowship group meets monthly in members’ homes for a social hour, potluck, and sharing of lives. This group also sponsors an annual retreat (usually in the mountains) and other events such as UUCB’s annual Homecoming Barbecue in the fall. Contact John Cuddington email@example.com or Michael King firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Women’s Book Group
The Women’s Book Group meets on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 at UUCB to talk about the selected book. Nicknamed “FAB” or Friday afternoon book club, we try to read books written by women, or about women.
For future planning, the October 8 book is “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya; November 12 is “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, and December 10 is “See No Stranger,” by Valerie Kaur. For questions, contact Laurie Mazzola at Owlangel57@yahoo.com.
Women’s Spirituality Circle
The Women’s Spirituality Circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month at UUCB from 7 to 9 p.m. to explore different aspects of feminine spirituality. Contact Debbie Davies for specifics email@example.com
Do you crochet, knit, sew, felt or do really anything with fiber? Join us to show what you’re working on and chat about life. Currently meeting via zoom on Thursdays in the evening. Contact Laura Beard firstname.lastname@example.org to find out details.
Other groups often form around interests like birding, bridge playing, and poetry. New groups become active when there is enough interest in the congregation. To start a new social group or activity, contact the church office with your idea.