Small Group Directory
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 the office. Groups listed below must be connected to the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in some way, and must be open to new members.
ATTENTION: All BUUF sponsored in-person meetings have been suspended until further notice due to pandemic. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our beloved community. Please check our events page for the most up-to-date information on virtual community gatherings.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information. [Current status: meeting via Zoom.]
The Other Book Club
Reads and discusses whatever strikes their fancy, usually current books. Meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month.
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 Pamela Murray for more information. [Current status: meeting via Zoom.]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. [Current status: meetings have been suspended due to the pandemic.]
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. [Current status: meeting via Zoom.]Karen Raese
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.
Upcoming Small Groups
Women’s Covenant Group
Contact the office for more information about this group.