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Registration for Small Groups is now Open

As summer draws to a close, it is once again time to sign up for a Small Group , even if you participated in the past year. We have two kinds of Small Group Ministry: Connection Circles and Soul Matters. Our September Soul Matters theme is “Embracing Possibility” – such an appropriate theme as we begin a new year and a new ministry with Rev. Larry Peers. When you sign up, if none of the current groups works with your schedule, please let us know on the form what might work for you and if you are willing to lead a new group.

Small Group Ministry is a form of shared ministry that encourages spiritual growth and the development of deep and substantive relationships. Small Group Ministry meets our needs for belonging (intimacy) and meaning (ultimacy). It builds friendships and provides opportunities to talk with others about the big questions of life. Small groups are designed to enrich our community with the sort of conversation and attentiveness that can be difficult in the busy life of a congregation. A small group experience nurtures each person’s spiritual growth, empowering them to live their lives with intention and authenticity.

You can learn more at https://firstuuwilm.org/connect/small-group-ministry/

Please sign up using our online form: Small Group Ministry sign up form

Soul Matters Groups for 2021-22

1st Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – GROUP ONLY OPEN FOR MARIS GROVE RESIDENTS
Maris Grove – Redwood Theater
Facilitator: Nancy Pinson
1st Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Feminine Spirituality (Max of 10)
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then at First Unitarian Church – set up in Brunner Chapel
Coordinator/Facilitator: Sandy Shipman and Donna Curtis
3rd Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then at First Unitarian Church – set up in room 30
Facilitator: rotates among members of the group; Coordinator: Renee Anderson
4th Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then at First Unitarian Church – set up in room 30
Facilitator: Diane Postell
2nd Mondays 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then in person at First Unitarian Church and zoom – set up in room 27
Facilitator: rotates among members of the group; Coordinator Jacquee Lukawski
3rd Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ovals
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then at First Unitarian Church – set up in room 30
Facilitator: rotates among members of the group; Coordinators: Hans Francke and Lois Morris (Zoom coordinator)
4th Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Zoom until in person meetings allowed, then at First Unitarian Church – set up in room 30
Facilitator: Paul Pinson

Connection Circles:

Short Stories:
The Short Story Connection Circle meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Zoom until in person meetings resume, then at First Unitarian Church (set up in room 30). The discussion co-leaders are Barry Marrs and Helena Miller.
Cokesbury Connection Circle:
2nd Fridays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Cokesbury group will be held onsite starting in September, room to be determined. Guests should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. please indicate in the appropriate section below. Facilitators rotate each month and topic is chosen by facilitator: Vivian Gray /Jan Blanchfield