We invite you to participate in a small group – a gathering to get acquainted, deepen relationships with others within the congregation, and provide a forum for spiritual reflection, study or values clarification.

New groups form or existing groups with openings add new participants two months each congregational year mid-January to mid-February and mid-September to mid-October. Groups welcoming new participants can be found here.

You may also complete a  Small Groups Enrollment form and tell us the type of group that interests you, when you can meet and we will connect you to any groups or make a suggestion about how to start a group.

 

What are Small Groups?

Small Groups are gatherings of 8-10 people focusing on a common interest or practice. Participants commit to meet once or twice a month for a congregational year. Groups meet at River Road or in group members’ homes.

What kinds of Small Groups are there?

There are Women’s and Men’s Groups, as well as others based on specific interests such as jazz, Spiritual Themes, or parenting. During enrollment periods, the Small Groups specifically open are available with a live link here.

How does it work?

Each group agrees on the focus and rhythm of their meetings. Group facilitators helps keep the process and the group on track. Different group members may share meeting facilitation.

Who can join a Small Group?

Congregants, member, friends, and newcomers can join a group.  When a group’s membership goes beyond twelve members, a second group may be formed with another facilitator.

Are there resources?

Congregational staff and experienced Small Group leaders provide you with training, meeting templates, a database of thousands of meeting session plans and Soul Matters, a collection of resources arranged by monthly spiritual themes, that deepen and strengthen your small group. These copyrighted monthly packets are available here for RRUUC Facilitators/Conveners with a Small Group password available from the Lifespan Religious Educator. Please note: To use that password, you must be logged into the website with your RRUUC username/password