“People come to church longing for, yearning for, hoping for … a sense of roots, place, belonging, sharing and caring. People come to a church with a search for community, not committee.” — Glenn Turner

A different way of doing church

Affinity Groups are groups that gather within the congregation based on affinities of identity or interest. The Small Group Ministry program deepens and broadens personal spiritual growth. A group usually consists of 8-10 members who meet once or twice a month. Each meeting is focused on a spiritual or religious topic. 

Each group below has a volunteer convener who organizes meetings and outings, with the assistance of others in the group. The link for each group takes you to contact information to connect with the group. The convener will make sure you receive notices of upcoming events for the group.

Groups generally meet on a fixed schedule but sometimes things change. See our calendar for information on upcoming events.

  • Allies for Racial Equity (ARE@UUCT)

    Allies for Racial Equity (ARE@UUCT) is a group of people who hold white privilege, actively learning how the social constructs of race and racism distort authentic beloved community.

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    Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color (BIPOC) Meetup

    Members, friends, and visitors who are people of color at UUCT are welcome to our monthly meetup! We will be deepening our relationships with each other, Unitarian Universalism, and our congregation through sharing spiritual practices and stories of showing up with our whole selves.

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    Centering BIPOC Voices Book Group

    Centering BIPOC Voices is a monthly book discussion group with a specific purpose. The Centering BIPOC Voices book group reads books by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color authors. By reading non-fiction, fiction and memoirs we seek to better understand how racism and other forms of oppression affect all our lives. We expect better understanding will help

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  • Food for Thought Group

    Food For Thought – a Healthier You, a Healthier Planet gives us a platform to discuss our dietary habits and how the foods we eat impact not only our own health and well-being, but also our environment.  We view videos, have book discussions, provide resources and share recipes to encourage each other to maintain healthier and more

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  • Freethinkers’ Forum

    The Freethinkers’ Forum offers a discussion venue for those who think that opinions, religious and otherwise, should be formed on the basis of logic and reason. Presentations include topics in science, social science, philosophy, and literature. Directors of the Freethinkers’ Forum are Warren Brackmann and Antonio Garcia. To be added to the email notification list,

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  • Green Sanctuary Committee

    The Green Sanctuary Committee meets to discuss all things environmental as they relate to our church campus and attempts to engage our congregants in sustainable living practices that reflect our commitment to the 7th Principle. We cover topics ranging from invasive species removal from campus grounds to actions we all should be taking to counteract

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  • Indwellers Group

    Adults 25-49 are invited to join Indwellers, a new cohort group for socialization, community connection and spiritual exploration. Zoom discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, social events, and community care. For more information, contact Natalie Binder.

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  • Old Guys Lunch Bunch

    An open group of men who want to enjoy each other’s fellowship. Meets every other Wednesday at 11:30 am at various locations announced via a group email. For upcoming meeting locations and/or more information, contact Steve Urse surse2@comcast.net

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  • UU Christian Spirituality

    A resource for Unitarian Universalist Christians and those interested in UU Christianity at UUCT, we explore history, theology, the Bible and more. We have celebrated the holy days of Easter and Christmas, and shared communion during worship in between. Worship Leader: Kay Stuart-Tilley Currently on hiatus For recent information you can join the UUCT Christian

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  • UU Explorations

    You are invited to join a special Small Group Ministry, UU Explorations, for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. Every 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm Facilitated by: Trudy Deyle and Sally Andersen This is a sharing and listening circle about topics that relate to the

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  • Wider UU Connections

    UUA Braver/Wiser Weekly Reflections Receive a weekly message of courage and compassion for life as it is, grounded in Unitarian Universalism. Sign up for some inspiration! UUA inSpirit UU Book and Gift Shop The bookstore provides a variety of books for inspiration and learning and UU apparel and gifts. Sign up for their newsletter for relevant

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  • Women’s Lunch Bunch

    Come share a meal and spend some time with other members of the UUCT community. Every 3rd Wednesday at 11:30 A.M.  Location information will be sent out for each meeting.  Contact: Bonnie Fesmire  Lunch Bunch Posts

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