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.

BUUF hUUmanists While humanists no longer hold monthly meetings at BUUF, Humanists of Idaho have revitalized and include family programs and activities. Small groups meet several times a month, with a monthly potluck that includes separate activities for children. See the Humanists of Idaho meetup, Facebook page and website for details. 

BUUF qUUilters We focus on the spirituality of and community creation through quilting. Contact Sandy Cruise ( or Erin Logan ( 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 Wednesday morning at 10:00am. 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: 9:00am – 9:40am, Channing Room, Rotating Leadership. 

Contemplative Practices: Monday Meditation – via online Meditation 10:00am Meditation Leader: Tom Neale and rotating leaders. Link is in the events calendar.

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 every other month on the second Sunday of the month. Rick Groff

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.

Drumming Group This group meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Sanctuary 7:00 – 9:00.  Percussion yes! Bring any acoustic instrument along your best science fiction mouth noises. There are always extra instruments available. All levels welcome! Come play sounds with humans!

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.

Travel Bugs Presents personal travel stories, from day trips to African excursions. All are welcome. Meets the third Friday of each month at 7pm. [Current status: meeting via Zoom.]
Karen Raese
Patty Nakaoki

Offsite Small Groups

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) 

Upcoming Small Groups

Women’s Covenant Group

Contact the office for more information about this group.