“Second Hour” Adult Religious Exploration

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 – Great conversations develop as we discuss our reactions to the themes and topic of our Sunday’s message from the pulpit.  Whether you agree or disagree with the perspective expressed, Porch Swing is a great opportunity to share personal viewpoints in a safe, accepting environment! (Front of Sanctuary)

UU Parenting Together – Parenting is a spiritual journey! Join Jane and Gil in discussing the joys and challenges of parenting youth of today (any age) (Board Room, Jane Park and Gil Brown)

TED TALKS –  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 particular interest lies, you are sure to find a topic that interests you. (Board Room  – Led by Josh Ashley).

Buddhistarians – You don’t have to be a Buddhist to realize that many of its practices and wisdom, such as meditation and mindfulness, can improve the quality of our lives.  Our session begins with five minutes of meditation, followed by a discussion of a topic relevant to the lives of both Buddhists and UUs.  Come and learn more!  (Harmony Room, leadership rotates)

Free Thinkers Friendly –  Our Fellowship is a welcoming community for people with humanistic, atheist, agnostic and other non-theistic world views.  Join Jonathan Bascom as he leads other free thinkers in lively discussions on subjects of secular interest!

Social Justice – Our UU principles call on us to honor the democratic process and promote justice and peace. Come join our social justice group and put our values into action. (Harmony Room, leadership rotates)

Extra, Extra –  Current news headlines offer up opportunities for interesting discussions and  reflections on how we might practice our UU Seven Principles in real life!  Diane Gibson leads this discussion and encourages you to come and share your viewpoints on what’s happening in the world. (Board Room  – Led by Diane Gibson).

Surviving Old Age – “Old age ain’t for sissies,” said Bette Davis.  While aging can pose its challenges, both for the old and sometimes their younger caretakers, it can also be a time of renewal and growth. An array of speakers address this group each month on a variety of topics that explore this stage of our lives. (Note:  You don’t have to be a Senior to enjoy this group! ) (Harmony Room, rotating speakers, Coordinated by John Drury)

Informal Socializing Around Coffee –   Found an interesting conversation going around the coffee urn?  Feel free to stay and chat.  (Rear of Sanctuary, every Sunday).