LifeCraft Hour

Day, time, and location to be announced. Due to construction, times and locations may vary. Please contact LifeCraft leaders for more information.

Current Events

Randy Bellamy, contact
We are a group that welcomes all people wishing to exchange views on any and all topics arising in the news. Participants may state personal views without fear of censorship. At each meeting we take a poll to see which topics are of greatest interest to the greatest number of participants.

Meditation

Barbara McCracken, contact
Aside from the numerous health benefits, meditation can help us become more skilled at navigating life, thus less likely to be tossed about by the winds of fate. Join us Tuesday mornings as we learn to direct our sails, by becoming more calm, peaceful and aware of our inner resources. All are welcome to join. We begin promptly at 10:30 every Sunday during the church year. The meditation is followed with a short period for reflection and discussion.

Pagan Spirituality

Katie Keane, contact
During the LifeCraft hour, members of the Spiritways CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) Leadership Team conduct the spirituality of many paths of the Pagan reading. The hour includes joyful and meaningful practice and thoughtful discussion. Spiritways helps interested Members and Friends and visitors to Sunnyhill deepen their understanding of Pagan spirituality. More information about Spiritways is available here.

Pagan spirituality LifeCraft will resume in fall 2017. Day and time to be announced.

Poetry Corner

Dean Hazelton, contact
If you like poetry, please come and share some of your favorite poems and poets with us. Some of our meetings are organized by subject and others are dedicated to the work of specific poets. We have only two ironclad rules: we read all poems aloud, and we read only good poetry. We especially welcome poetry written by members of the group.

Science & Spirituality

Larry Comden, Contact
Explore technical and scientific topics and discuss possible relationships between spirituality and evolving scientific knowledge. This group’s members always propose and vote on the roster of topics for the year and based on their vote the annual agenda is formed.

Chalice Circles

Sign ups for fall 2017 Chalice Circles will begin soon. Look for information in the Beat and Drummer and on the website in August.   

Nanette Miller, Coordinator

A Chalice Circle is: Chalice Circles are small groups of 6-10 individuals, including a facilitator, that meet twice monthly to deepen relationships with each other and to grow spiritually. Chalice Circles provide an open and supportive environment that promotes making connections and developing friendships within our congregation. Facilitators are trained to provide a comfortable, confidential, and judgment-free environment in which participants may share personal experiences around a pre-determined topic. At each gathering, members briefly share with each other what is going on in their lives, and then discuss a topic of spiritual or personal importance chosen for that evening.

A Chalice Circle is not: Chalice Circles are not therapy or support groups. A Chalice Circle is also not a book or political discussion group. You will be encouraged to share personal experiences with each other, rather than opinions and advice.

Why join a Chalice Circle? Chalice Circles can provide all members with a depth of connection that is difficult to reach during coffee hour or at larger church events. Joining a Circle is a good way for newer members to develop relationships that strengthen ties to the Sunnyhill community.

Other Adult Programs

Meeting days and times and frequency vary.  Please check with the contact person for details.

Quaker Worship Group

Diane Rusch, contact
Some of these joint UU/Quaker meetings for worship remain completely silent. On occasion a member or members may feel led to speak out of this silence. The Quakers have faith in the “inner light,” suggesting that there is a spark of the divine in everyone, which explains this shared sense of ministry.

Weekdays, days, times, locations vary. Watch for details in the weekly e-blast, The Beat!

Sunnyhill Book Group

Dean Hazelton, contact
Our reading varies widely, from best sellers to classics, but mostly fiction. We pick our books by consensus.

Tuesday Morning Meditation

Diane Rusch, contact

Please refer to the church directory for personal email addresses and phone numbers for contacts.