What is Soul Matters?

At First Unitarian we are participating in Soul Matters, a nation-wide consortium of more than 150 Unitarian Universalist congregations who share monthly themes for worship, religious education, music, and small group ministry.

Get even more out of the topics by registering for a Soul Matters circle group, and join in going deeper in a small group setting. Your participation makes a difference.

Soul Matters participants receive a monthly packet on the spiritual theme, chock full of uplifting poems, quotes, and live links to YouTube videos, books, music, and much more. You explore these on your own throughout the month, as well as in your group setting. It is suggested you select a spiritual exercise from among three or four in each packet, and that you visit again and again throughout the month.

The 2020/2021 Soul Matters Themes:

What Does It Mean to be a People of…

September:  Renewal
October:  Deep Listening
November:  Healing
December:  Stillness
January:  Imagination
February:  Beloved Community
March:  Commitment
April:  Becoming
May:  Story
June:  Play

The 2021/2022 Soul Matters Themes:

We will explore the challenges and adventure of…

September: Embracing Possibility
October: Cultivating Relationship
November: Holding History
December: Opening to Joy
January: Living with Intention
February: Widening the Circle
March: Renewing Faith
April: Awakening
May: Nurturing Beauty
June: Celebrating Blessings

You can register at any time! Click here.

Groups generally meet in person for two hours during weekdays or evenings. If you participated in a group in a previous year and wish to continue, please register again each year. You can also choose to change it up and select a different group this year. (Note registration remains open on our website throughout the year.)

By signing up you’ll be joining with over 190 UU congregations that are part of the Soul Matters Circles, exploring the same small group worship themes.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office, or a Soul Matters facilitator. We welcome your comments and most importantly, your participation.

The First U Soul Matters Team:
Rev. Pam Wat, Nancy Pinson, Hans Francke, Janet Jones, Linda Sanders, Diane Postell, Renee Anderson, Jacquee Lukawski