The Unitarian Universalist (UU) tradition upholds each person's independence in determining what to believe, and calls us in to community to foster depth, meaning, and greater service.
Adult religious education programs embody the transformational, self-directed learning that lies at the heart of Unitarian Universalism. Unitarian Universalism helps adults use their own personal stories to share their religious journeys; explore fundamental religious questions and theological concerns; build relationships with others; explore moral and ethical questions from a liberal religious perspective; and become familiar with the foundations of our liberal religion.
Adults deepen their faith through participation in Unitarian Universalist worship and in congregation-based programs for adults. These include workshops, discussion groups, identity groups, and small group ministry. Further, adults grow as Unitarian Universalists by teaching others: children, youth, and adults. These experiences promise to enrich the lives of individuals and of the congregation as a whole, bringing us towards meaningful and beloved community with each other and with the world. (from www.uua.org)
Book Group, Afternoon
2nd Wednesday of each month, 1:30 pm, at the home of Louise Buchanan.
Anyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Check the newsletter for the title of the current book of the month.
Contact: Louise Buchanan, 884-5805, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Group, Evening
Monday evenings, 7:00 pm, Late September through June, at the home of Dick Murphy & Pearl Wolfe.
This long-standing group reads topical nonfiction, discussing a selection of chapters at each weekly meeting. The typical length of time for each book is six weeks. Book subjects are chosen by the group, vary greatly and are nonfiction. Most titles are made available by the Wenatchee Public Library.
Contact: Dick Murphy, 884-9514, email@example.com, or Dan Sconce at 664-7032.
Buddhist Group, Tibetan
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm, CUUF sanctuary.
Red Tara Tibetan Buddhist teachings, practice and meditation. All are welcome.
Contact Anne Crain, 509-429-2025, or Karen Poverny, 687-1911.
Buddhist Group, Zen
BEGINNING ZEN MEDIATION, 1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30pm—6:30pm
These sessions are formatted with shorter meditation periods, and time for questions and answers on meditation technique, Buddhism in general, and Zen in particular.
ZEN MEDITATION, Wednesday evenings, 5:30pm—6:30pm
All are welcome to come and sit any Wednesday; however, those new to group meditation may want to attend a "first Wednesday" before committing to a longer meditation period.
The Zen group is led by Sharon Meho Petit, (who has been given permission to teach beginning Zen meditation by her Zen teacher, Genjo Marinello Osho), and Todd Daiko Petit.
For more information contact Sharon Petit, 670-0883, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Saturday evenings a month, Sept. through June, 6 pm, at homes of CUUF members.
Circle Suppers and Small Dinners are a way to deepen our relationship with other members and friends of CUUF while savoring delicious food in a relaxed environment. These fun potlucks are held in the homes of Fellowship members, usually on the first and third Saturdays of the month between September and June. The host usually prepares a main dish, and provides table service and beverages (often guests bring wine or beer). Guests should bring a dish to share with 10-12 people for the Circle Suppers or 8 people for the Small Dinners; main dishes, salads, vegetables, breads, desserts or appetizers are all welcome.
Please provide a label if you have made a dish that caters to those with food allergies or special diets (gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, etc.).
Please, RSVP at least one day in advance for the Circle Suppers so hosts can be sure to have enough chairs, silverware, etc. If you would like to attend a Small Dinner, watch for the announcement and sign up at least 1 week in advance. The hosts will personally call each of their guests and invite them to their home.
Contact Pearl Wolfe, 884-9514, email@example.com; or Jackie Halter, 664-7032.
What is a Covenant Group or Small Group Ministry?
It's a place to form close relationships with other CUUF members and friends. In this small group setting, people can speak from the heart without interruption and be heard. Led by a trained facilitator, each group is made up of 6 to 10 people, large enough to promote group interaction, but small enough to allow intimacy and equal participation. A commitment is made to meet twice a month for an hour and a half—attendance is a high priority. Each gathering is structured the same way to set aside distractions and connect with one another. The format includes opening words and lighting a chalice, checking in, discussion of the topic, check out, closing words and extinguishing the chalice.
Each group makes its own covenants which are simply agreements regarding how the members will be with each other and how the group will be of service to the fellowship and to the community.
Why join a Covenant Group?
You will build deeper, more meaningful relationships with the individuals in your group and create more connections to CUUF and the community. But you don't have to be a member of CUUF to join. Anyone can join. And you can join anytime. Current groups are ongoing and welcoming, and new groups are forming.
If you're not sure you want to join a group but you're curious about them, check out one of the monthly forums done 'Covenant Group style' or visit a group to see what they're like.
To join or visit a group contact Dick Murphy, 884-9514, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Statement of CUUF Covenant Groups
To add depth and breadth to our spiritual experience through creating deeper, more meaningful relationships with individuals and building broader, more caring connections to church and community.
Practice times vary, CUUF sanctuary or Blue House.
The choir sings on special occasions and at least once a month during Sunday services.
Contact Larry Tobiska, 662-3209, email@example.com.
Sunday mornings, 9-10 am (except 2nd Sunday of each month), Sept. through June, CUUF sanctuary.
This adult religious education session is open to anyone who would like to join in. The content and format vary from Sunday to Sunday.
Contact Sharon Petit, firstname.lastname@example.org, 884-6773.