Christmas BellsSilver Chalice“Second Hour” Adult Religious Exploration Discussion Groups – Winter Schedule 2019
March Sundays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

To advance our mission as a religious community, we gather in small groups every Sunday to explore spiritual growth, discuss the world we live in and support one another as we search for truth and meaning. These groups meet for about an hour, after fellowship over snack time. Click here to see which groups are meeting this Sunday.

Do you have questions about 2nd hour? Are you interested in starting a new group? We can help!  Please direct any questions to Shar Farley.

Porch Swing, Your Response, Please!  (Meets weekly at front of the sanctuary)

Over 50 years ago a UUFEC tradition began when some members sat upon the front porch of their small meeting house and shared their responses to the guest speaker’s perspective.  We invite you to continue this tradition by joining us in reflecting on today’s speaker’s message.

TED TALKS (Meets monthly on the 1st Sunday in the Library.)

This group views one of the video podcasts from the TED conferences and then discusses the ideas expressed by outstanding speakers in the fields of business, science, entertainment, and many others. No matter where your interest lies, you are sure to find a topic that interests you!

UU Climate Action (Meets 1st Sunday monthly in the Harmony Room)

UUs have a moral, ethical and survival imperative to act urgently to
ensure ecosystem health, livelihood, peace, and justice for us and for future generations. This month’s topic: “The Importance of Trees: Arbor Day is Near.” This month’s presentation will be given by Fred Boyer.

Buddhistarians (Meets monthly on the 2nd Sunday in the Harmony Room.)

Unitarian Universalists and Buddhists share many of the same social justice,
ethical and environmental values. Western scientific research reveals that meditation and mindfulness promote good mental health. Explores how these practices can help us live more fully our UU Principles. This month’s topic to be led by Whitney Davidson: “Controlling Pain Through Mindfulness.”

Free Thinkers, Friendly (Meets monthly on the 2nd Sunday in the Library)

UUFEC is a welcoming fellowship that offers a safe place to express doubt and ask questions. Humanists, agnostics, atheists, pagans and theists are invited to join the discussion of secular topics that can shape and sometimes challenge the beliefs we hold of this complicated world. 

Spirituality Set Free! (Meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Library)

This group is a deep, open-minded, and practical exploration of the sacred without dogma. Join us as we discuss inexplicable personal experiences, ancient wisdom, divine reverence, and recent scientific research. 

UU Newcomers: Session #1: “How Did We Get Here?” (Meets March 17 in the Library)

Join us for the first of two “UU Newcomers” sessions. We will share our own spiritual journeys and learn about the history journey of Unitarian Universalism. Old-timers and newcomers alike are welcome.

UU Newcomers: Session #2 : All About UUFEC and You!” (Meets March 24 in the Library)

Join us for the second of two “UU Newcomers” sessions. Today we will learn all about UUFEC: our history and where we are today. Mostly we will explore how YOU can be engaged at UUFEC as we walk together on our spiritual journey. Old-timers and newcomers alike are welcome.

Remarkable Lives (Meets monthly on the 4th Sunday of the month in the Library)

Everyone’s life is a story in progress. Every month you have an opportunity to get to know another UUFEC friend more deeply than is possible over a cup of coffee. This kind of sharing strengthens our relationships with one another. Expand your connections in our Fellowship!