Please join us! For safety, all of our events have moved online. See calendar for details.

Find your affinity and/or identity groups for you to meet others in a relaxed setting that encourages conversation, spiritual connection and an opportunity to be of service. For additional programs: https://www.uuclb.org/connect/

UU Young Adult Network

Facilitator: Kathy Adams & Valerie Wilson Lindberg

This group gathers for small group ministry discussion, social action and to build a beloved young adult community.  Meetings are 3rd Sundays – check the uuclb.org/calendar and weekly announcements for updates. Contact Kathy Adams katole@uuclb.org for more information.

70 Plus Group—Wisdom Circle

Facilitator: Nancy Popoff

This group of seniors; open to all who fall in the general elder adult age group meet to discuss a topic. Contact the facilitator to find out more.

Currently this group is meeting via zoom.

Contact the 70 plus group

Atheist

Facilitator: Steve Fuller

This group offers the opportunity to explore life, both personal and social, through atheistic roots. It’s a place for discussion about the meaning of atheism and its effects on our lives and relationships.

Mondays, 3:00 on Zoom
Contact the Atheist Group Facilitator

LGBTQ+

Facilitators: Mimi Gephart-Seeley and Michael Lyde

Please reach out to our facilitators by emailing the contact below. Pay attention to the Advance and Weekly Announcements for any upcoming events.  https://www.uuclb.org/act/lgbtq-caucus/

Contact the LGBTQ+ Facilitators

Nature’s Path

Facilitators: Pat McAllister and Pat Taylor

This group explores Wiccan and Pagan practices and insights as well as celebrating all eight of the Wiccan Sabbats. All are welcome!

Currently this group is meeting per the uuclb.org/calendar

Rooted in Reverence

Facilitator: Edie Mickey-Silveria

This group draws upon Jewish and Christian sources to deepen our UU Faith and practice. Group discussion will explore contemporary historical writing and music, including biblical texts, prayers, and meditations in our reflection.

Currently this group is meeting via zoom.

UUCLB Writing Group “Words of Our Own”

Facilitator: Debbie Rodriguez, Michael Lyde and Friends

Everyone is welcome…come for a visit if you would like. A prompt is provided, and then we read our writing and we share positive feedback only. Debbie Rodriguez is certified in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. The meeting is held after the third service for 90 minutes.

Currently this group is meeting via zoom.

UUCLB Contemporary Book Club

Facilitator: Marianne Buchanan

We meet every 4th Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 1. To access the Zoom meeting, go to https://www.uuclb.org/ Click on Calendar, find the meeting by date and time and click on Zoom. Please read the book and come ready to discuss. All are welcome. We do not read a book in December.

2023 Reading List

Jan. 22 – The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro (1990). A classic tale of caste and service set in post WWII England. An elegant, literary precursor to the worlds of Upstairs/Downstairs and Downton Abbey.

Feb. 26 – The Sweetness of Water, Nathan Harris (2022). A Southern epic of brotherhood and love set in the violent crucible of post-Civil War Reconstruction.  February is African American History Month.

Mar. 26 – Bitch: On the Female of the Species, Lucy Cooke (2022). A zoologist investigates a fun new evolutionary biology where females are as dynamic as males. March is Women’s History Month.

Apr. 23 – Thinking in Pictures, Temple Grandin (2006). Updated from the 1995 original, Grandin explores the world of autism and those who think in patterns instead of words. (Illustrated.) April is Autism Awareness Month.

May 28 -Search, Michelle Huneven (2022). Intrigue abounds as UUs search for a new minister. C’mon!

June 25 – Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood (1997). A questionable group of do-gooders seek a pardon for a convicted murderer who claims to remember nothing of her crimes. Is unlocking some memories unwise?

July 23 – The Island of Missing Trees, Elif Shafak (2021). A fig tree and a Ficus weave a tale rooted in love, division, history, and eco-consciousness.

Aug. 27 – Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead (2022). A history of Harlem wrapped up in a family saga disguised as a comedic whodunit.

Sept. 24 – Lucy by the Sea, Elizabeth Strout (2022). A divorced couple are stuck together during the COVID-19 pandemic. What could go wrong?

Oct. 22 – The Trail, Ethan Gallogly (2022). How nature helps us find what’s missing in our lives. (Illustrated by Jeremy Ashcroft.)

Nov. 26 – By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register, Piper Huguley (2022). A granddaughter of slaves rises above adversity to create a famous wedding dress.

Bonus Book – We usually do not meet in December. But because we loved his The Midnight Library, we put Matt Haig’s The Humans (2014) on standby. We might read it or roll it into 2024.