Soul Matters Monthly Discussions
Soul Matters* Discussion Group Purpose
To enable connections with each other, with our deeper selves, and with the world. Members, friends and visitors of UUCWC come together to share and reflect, build relationships, widen our vision and renew our spirit.
These small, relational groups made up of six to ten people led by facilitators meets once a month to establish and nurture themselves in this community, to explore and engage monthly religious service themes in more depth, and to reconnect with their deeper selves, life’s gifts, and needs greater than their own.
Each month, we consider the question “What does it mean to be a people of…”
The Soul Matters group will meet on the third Sundays of the month from 12:30 -2:30: April 15, May 20. June 17.
Visit here to view current monthly worship theme packets.
Registration’s available online or forms are available on the ARE bulletin Board outside the church office.
What happens at a “Soul Matters” meeting?
- Chalice lighting and a short reading or piece of music.
- Brief check-in. Members briefly share what is going on “beneath the surface” for them. Typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
- Facilitated discussion inspired by the monthly participant packet (readings, questions for reflection and suggested spiritual exercises which participants receive a few weeks before the meeting).
- For 2017-2018 we will consider the question “What does it mean to be a people of ________?” (see monthly themes)
- Check-out. An opportunity to briefly share reactions to the meeting.
- Closing words or music.
Groups meet for no more than two hours at a time.
*150 Unitarian Universalist congregations follow the monthly Soul Matters themes for worship/small groups and RE.