TUUC Groups & Activities
TUUC offers a variety of interest groups and activities that are open to everyone, whether a visitor, member or friend. We encourage all to join at least one group or activity as participation in these groups helps build and deepen bonds of community.
Aging Together: The Aging Together group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to discuss issues, share resources (educational opportunities, professional articles in the aging field, health care alerts, helpful adaptive aids to make life easier as we age, etc.), and share personal experiences and philosophy related to the aging process. All ages are welcome.
Available Light Film Series: The Available Light Film Series occurs on Fridays throughout the regular church year in the main meeting room. Films range from classics to contemporary films and include a discussion afterwards. Please see the Weekly Threshold, the TUUC Facebook pages, and the TUUC webpage for upcoming films.
CHADD Support Group: The CHADD Support Group is for parents of adult children with ADHD. In most cases, the issues of ADHD that developed in childhood persist in adults, and aging parents are still trying to find a way to be supportive but not enabling, as the adult child struggles with relationships, organization, work, money, alcohol, drugs, and other issues. At the same time parents worry about the future of their child, especially when they will no longer be here. CHADD meets every other Monday at noon.
Chalice Circles: Chalice Circles are TUUC’s form of small group ministry. Each group consists of six to ten people that meet twice monthly between the end of September and the end of May. Each group is led by a facilitator, who makes sure the session begins and ends on time. After the closing words, some groups make time to socialize further. Chalice Circles are also encouraged to choose a service project, as a way to benefit the church or the greater community. Chalice Circles help people to get to know each other on a deeper level and encourage the development of a richer spirituality through deep and open discussion of chosen topics. Sign up for Chalice Circles occurs in September and January. There is also a summer Chalice Circle that is open to all and does not require pre-registration.
Drum Circle: The Drum Circle is a dedicated group of musicians who share an interest in ethnic drumming, hand percussion, and the spiritual aspects of rhythmic interaction. Meetings range from free-form jams to professionally run workshops. No experience is necessary to join, and you don’t have to own your own drum. For more information, contact Music Director Tracy Hall.
Evening Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Wednesday at 7:30 pm to discuss a book selected the month before. Titles range from contemporary fictional to non-fictional literature. Please refer to the Weekly Threshold (newsletter) for details on upcoming meetings.
Improv Group: Improvisation is a great way to relieve stress, improve concentration, build confidence, and create connection while having a lot of fun. You don’t have to be an actor or comedian. You just have to be breathing. The Improv Group meets nearly every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please contact Len Proctor for more information.
Monthly Jam Sessions: One Sunday evening every month, musicians of every type and talent level get together at TUUC for an evening of anything-goes music. We do folk, rock, soul, world music, chant, jazz, blues, and other styles. Please see calendar on the TUUC webpage for dates and times, or contact Music Director Tracy Hall for more information.
Mindful Meditation Group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm for group meditation.
Men’s Breakfast Group meets at Edenwald on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 8:30 am.
Men’s Group is a discussion group for men that meets every second Thursday of the month during the church year at 7:30 pm.
Roots and Wings CUUPs: RAWC is TUUC’s non-denominational pagan practice group. A chapter of the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, RAWC celebrates the wheel of the year by conducting rituals on the equinoxes, solstices, full moons, and major pagan holy days, like Beltane, Samhain, and Yule. All are welcome whether a lifelong pagan or just interested in learning more about Earth-centered spirituality.
Singles Fellowship Potluck is held the second Saturday of every month at 6 pm either at the church or off-site. Please see the Weekly Threshold, the TUUC Facebook pages, and the TUUC webpage for further information.
Sweet Freedom Parents Group: Every second Sunday of the month from 10 to 11 am is time for Sweet Freedom, TUUC's low-key escape from the demands of adulthood. Parents are invited to take a break from their obligations, while someone else watches the kids. Sit on a couch, share a laugh, and take a deep breath.
TUUC Choir: TUUC has one choir that performs at Sunday services and special events during the regular church year (September to June). The choir performs music that crosses a range of genres, including classical, gospel, international, Broadway, pop, folk, and the occasional novelty tune. The Choir rehearses on Thursday nights, and typically sings at two or three services a month. Newcomers are welcome—whether you’ve been performing in choirs all your life or have never sung to anything except your shower curtain, you’re encouraged to give it a try. Contact Music Director to learn more.
Women’s Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Edenwald.