Chalice Circles are small group ministries in which people are invited to meet with one another regularly to discuss topics of spiritual, theological, cultural, and philosophical interest. Chalice Circles create deeper ties and connections between people. Chalice Circles are provided with an inspiring curriculum of questions and ideas meant to challenge us and stimulate discussion and sharing. The next cycle of Chalice Circles will start in Fall 2016.

Contemplative Practice Group follows a very UU form of centering prayer based on all of our UU sources. If you are looking for a way to start your day with a clear mind, Centering Prayer might be just the thing for you. Outwardly, centering prayer looks similar to mindful meditation, but varies in that it provides a word, phrase, or short reading for contemplation during a period of restful silence. The health benefits of centering prayer are similar to other forms of meditation. Come join us in the Channing Room every Wednesday morning at 10:00am. We finish our practice by 10:30. The time is short and sweet, but long enough to clear your mind and start your day fresh.

Contemplative Practices: Meditative Practice – UU Buddhist Meditation Group Meditation is a powerful gift, allowing space and time to melt into a quiet mind. These practices encourage you to abide whole-heartedly with non-judgmental awareness in the present moment, to be purposefully mindful, to nourish and restore the body and soul. Sunday Mornings: 9:00am – 9:40am, Channing Room, Rotating Leadership. 

Contemplative Practices: Monday Meditation – via zoom  Meditation 10:00am Meditation Leader: Tom Neale and rotating leaders.

Men’s Covenant Group is a small group ministry which provides an opportunity to get to know people through spiritual discussion. The covenant provides an opportunity to get to know people, to share feelings with other men, to be involved in the fellowship in more than a committee, and to talk to other men about things that are meaningful. Drop-ins welcome. Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 7:00-9:00pm in the Balazs Room. Contact for more information.

Pagan/Nature Spirituality Covenant Group meets the 2nd Friday of each month in the Channing Room, 7:00-9:00pm. Join this group to explore the wisdom of the ancients, ancient continuing pagan religions, and reverence for Nature. Contact Pamela Murray for more information.

Tuesday Yoga w/ Sarah Cox – 10:00am – 11:00am – Tuesdays in the north wing  Yoga for Healthy Aging focuses on seven areas specific to maintaining “Health-Span” – Flexibility, Strength, Balance, Agility, Cardiovascular Health, Nervous System Health, and Stress Management. Classes are gentle, specifically oriented and adapted to some of the more common challenges of aging and always with mindfulness of breathing and staying in the present moment. Meeting in the north wing

Quest: A Spiritual Journey is a 19 month program that consists of six weekend retreats, monthly meetings, spiritual practice guidance, and the formation of close relationships with other participants. It was created to help Unitarian Universalists seek a deeper understanding of and commitment to their spiritual journey. It is a journey we take alone — one that is strengthened by those who walk with us in community. It is comprised of inward thought and outward deed. It is a journey toward wholeness, holiness, and peace.

BUUF Q-UU-ilters Group We focus on the spirituality of and community creation through quilting. Contact Sandy Cruise or Erin Logan with any questions.

The Other Book Club meets every other month on the second Sunday of the month. REads and discusses whate4ver strikes their fancy, usually current books. Meets via online. LIink can be found in the Wednesday Gazette.

Choir – Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm ~ BUUF Choir Rehearsal  Meeting in-person in the sanctuary. Our adult choir holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the program year, and performs approximately every three to four weeks. The choir seeks to have fun, learn and grow as musicians, and to make rehearsal time a spiritual practice. The choir is non-audition, with the chief prerequisites to participation being a desire to sing, to learn, and to commit to the ensemble. We welcome you to join! Please contact Carrie, Music Director, if you have an interest. Masks required.

RJM Wake Up Coffee Circle – Welcome to Wake Up Coffee Circle Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:30 (+/-) a.m. a la virtual. Link in Wednesday Gazette. (Racial Justice Ministry)

All may join us, so bring a friend and, of course, your favorite morning beverage.  Also, bring your thoughts of the day regarding race, racism and racial identity.

We’ve been talking over coffee for almost three (!!) years now…what has changed; stalled out; gotten worse; turned a corner in a new direction? It could be a look at this world, nation, community…or most importantly, at the working of the heart-mind we each host. This is the place to get started or to recharge as we move forward together.

Drop-In Poetry Drop-In Workshop meets the 2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Description | All levels of experience are welcome.  This is a safe group to explore writing poetry in response to a prompt. You don’t need to worry about form or poetic terms.  You even have poetic license to turn the prompt into something that works for you!

Workshops are independent of each other so feel free to come to any session.  Each session will include some discussion about the prompt (which may be based on  a theme or a type of poem), time for individual writing, and sharing of your poem, if you choose. Fran Scott leads.

East-Side Men’s Coffee Group An informal group that meets monthly for breakfast at Eggmann and Earls on the corner of Boise Avenue and Apple Street. Jim Ruckh and Rick Groff leads. Jim ( Rick (

East-Side Women’s Coffee Klatch Newcomers welcome! SE BUUF Ladies Coffee Group: meets monthly either at a participants’ home or a local coffee shop.  We don’t have a set schedule, but notification emails are sent monthly.  If you are interested in joining us, please email Betsy Johnson at to be added to the mail list. Betsy Johnson (lead)