Adult Small Groups
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 February and October.
You are welcome to complete a Small Groups Enrollment form and tell us the type of group that interests you. If you wish to begin a new Group, drop the Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will get in touch.
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.
- Beginning February 23rd, and meeting on the 4th Sunday @10:45am- 12:15pm thru to May 31st, a limited-time small group, Starting Point, designed for newcomers and longer time participants renewing or refreshing their RRUUC relationship, begins. Signup via the link above or send a note to the Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon.
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 participants 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 the number agreed upon (usually between 8-12) 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 for RRUUC Facilitators/Conveners.