The Small Group Directory includes Affinity/Interest-based groups, Social Justice ministries, Small Group Ministries, Spiritual Groups and Identity-Based groups.

If your group is not listed below, and would like to be, please contact Tess Veto. Groups listed below must be connected to the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in some way, and must be open to new members.

BUUF hUUmanists

A monthly informal gathering with shared discussion of religious concerns from a humanist perspective. We also plan educational presentations, community service, and social events. Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Library at 11:15am.
Jeanette Ross
Rick Groff

BUUF qUUilters

We focus on the spirituality of and community creation through quilting. Contact Harriet Shaklee with any questions.

Classics Book Club

Each year we choose, by random draw, four selections from the Boise Public Library’s “Classics: A List of the World’s Great Novels.”  We then gather quarterly at members’ to discuss one of the determined books.  Our group is very small, and we would welcome new members.
Lorel Case

Contemplative Practices: Silence and Contemplation

In this spiritual practice we begin with a short inspirational reading selected from a variety of sources, followed by meditative silence and a closing verse.  Total time is under 30 minutes. If you are looking for a way to start your day with a clear mind, contemplative time might be just the thing for you. Or, you might prefer to end your busy day with centering quiet.  Either way this practice is 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 are similar to other forms of meditation.  Come join us in the Channing Room every Tuesday morning at 9:00am or the Fahs Room Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. The time is short and sweet, but long enough to clear your mind and nourish your soul.

Contemplative Practices: Meditative Practice

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: 10:40am – 11:10am, Jr. High Room, Rotating Leadership. Thursday Mornings: 7:30am – 8:15am, In the North Wing, with Mike Philley.

Fiber Arts Affinity Group

The fiber arts group includes knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers and what-have-you. We meet at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Library! at Cole and Ustick. All skill levels are welcome, and if you would like to learn a skill, we probably have somebody who can teach you.
Morgaine Silverthorn

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.

The Other Book Club

Reads and discusses whatever strikes their fancy, usually current books. Meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month.
Erin Logan

Pagan/Nature Spirituality Covenant Group

This group meets the 2nd Friday of each month in the Library, 7:00-9:00pm. Join this group to explore the wisdom of the ancients, ancient continuing pagan religions, and reverence for Nature. Contact Aria Avalon for more information.

Pamela Murry

Debbie Espen

Quest: A Spiritual Journey

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.

While the second Quest group has already begun their journey you are welcome to inquire about the program. Your expression of interest will help assure that the program continues in to the future. Contact Jay Wechselberger or Patricia Heeb for more information,


Meet at Kopper Kitchen on Airport Way at 9:30am on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays January through October, and 2nd Thursdays November and December. Programs may include politics, religion, art, travel, economics, technology, philosophy, personal life odysseys to book reviews. No age limit. Contact Tom von Alten for more information.

Travel Bugs

Presents personal travel stories, from day trips to African excursions. All are welcome. Meets the third Friday of each month at 7pm in the Channing room.
Karen Raese
Patty Nakaoki

Offsite Small Groups

Gaming Affinity Group

The gaming affinity group is a group for table-top role playing games. We mainly focus on playing GURPS Morrow Project – a post-apocalyptic game taking place some 500+ years in our future – and HarnMaster – a fantasy game taking place on the world of Harn. All skill levels are welcome, but space is limited, so please call ahead of time, (208) 473-0777. We meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm at Hawk Silverthorn’s home off of Five Mile.
Hawk Silverthorn

Upcoming Small Groups

Women’s Covenant Group

Contact our Membership Coordinator for more information as this group forms.