Fellowship Opportunities

COVENANT GROUPS
Hard to believe that the summer will soon be winding down and fall activities will begin. As with the rest of the world, those beginnings will not be the same as other autumns. The stress, uncertainty and anxiety of these times presents its challenges to us individually, as families, as a congregation and as a global community.

One of the many ways that you can choose to take care of yourself during these times is to join a Covenant Group at UCH. Covenant Groups are groups of 6-8 adults who make a 9-month commitment to meet monthly for a 2-hour session, led by co-facilitators.

Covenant Groups provide:
•    A place to belong A place for spiritual exploration where each person’s journey is honored
•    A sacred space where the stories of our lives are heard
•    A safe place, strengthening the fabric of our beloved community
•    A place to listen better and care more

Due to the pandemic restrictions, the Covenant Groups will be meeting on Zoom for the 2020-2021 year. For many, this may be an easier way to join without concern for transportation issues or driving in bad weather. For some, the technology may be a challenge, but we can help with simple instructions and encouragement. Anyone with a computer, iPad or smartphone can join from the comfort of their home.

We are offering a group on the second Monday and second Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and on the second Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Sign-ups begin on August 1 and end on August 30 or when full. Groups will be limited in size due to Zoom format so early signup is encouraged to get a space.

Groups are now full and registration is over. The Covenant Group Ministry Team looks forward to seeing you in the Fall!
 

FRIDAY NIGHT TRIVIA
See Facebook Events page for login details.
Date: Every Friday at 6:00 pm on Zoom

Staying home doesn't mean staying apart and having no fun. Join a weekly host each Friday evening and stay connected with your UCH friends and family.

 

PHILOSOPHY & LITERATURE
This group is currently meeting on Zoom.  For login info visit our Facebook Events Page.
The group generally meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 pm in Fuller Chapel at 1280 Clover Lane. For questions or to be added to the group’s email list, contact Don Brown.

2020 book list posted below.

Feb 9 - Elephants on the Edge, by G. A. Bradshaw
            An analysis of the social life of elephants

Mar 8 - Blowout, by Rachel Maddow
            Story of the richest most destructive industry in history, the petroleum industry.

April 19 -  Reality is Not What It seems, by Carlo Rovelli
            A description of the journey that scientists took on their way to understanding quantum gravity.

May 17 -  Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl
            Universal insights out of a concentration camp.

June 14 -  Bountiful Calling, by Fred Burton
            Novel about the lives of people on both sides of the gas fracking controversies.

July 12 - Upstream: Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver
            “Dear Bear, it’s no use, the world is like that. So stay where you are, and live long. Someday maybe we’ll wise up and remember what you were: hopeless ambassador of a world that returns now only in poets’ dreams.”

Aug 9 -  This Land, by Christopher Ketcham
            Expose. Dark humor illuminates political, ideological, physical threats to our parks, forests, and rivers. Focus on misdeeds on public lands.”

Sep 13 -  How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
            Also being discussed in our Adult RE class by the same name.

Oct 11 - An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
            This Beacon Press book is winner of the 2015 American Book Award and is the UUA Common Read. “Spanning more than four hundred years, it is … a bracingly original approached to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society – and in ourselves.”

Nov 8 -  Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation, by Richard Stengel

 

SUNDAY FORUM
Sunday forum is currently on hold for 2020.
Looking for a place to share your ideas and hear those of others? The Sunday Forum provides a place to look at issues in the news and society. Participants have input in selecting the topics, such as “gerrymandering” and “environmental concerns” and then dissecting them. We meet most Sundays at 9:30 am in Fuller Chapel. Check the News You Can UUs e-mail each week for details on topics, leaders, and whether a program will be held. More information available from Barb Pearce.