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Many people come to MDUUC to explore spiritual meaning and make new friends. Community Circles offer opportunities for both exploration and community building. Beginning throughout the year, Community Circles meet for six to 10 sessions at one- or two-week intervals, depending on the group’s chosen schedule.

The goal of each Community Circle is to build a healthy and sharing group that depends on the kindness, openness, and willing participation of everyone involved. Participants make a covenant — a sacred promise of honest and meaningful relationship — that deepens the experience while strengthening respect and caring within the MDUUC community.

Community Circles allow participants to share personal stories and perspectives in an atmosphere of respectful listening by the other members. Each circle, usually seven to ten members, participates in finding deeper issues to explore, shares insights, and works to develop a true sense of community within MDUUC.

Guided by a facilitator, every session focuses on a theme, quotation, or topic to provoke discussion and meaningful expressions of experiences and values.

Update!

New Community Circles will be starting in a couple of weeks!  We encourage you to sign up soon and if you have already signed up, you should be getting more information soon.
We have two types of groups in July and August, Zoom and hybrid.  Both groups function like a normal community circle:  a time for checking in, reflection on the topic and deep listening to that reflection, and discussion following.  The difference is that Zoom Groups will meet exclusively on-line via Zoom, and hybrid groups will meet at the MDUUC campus when possible with distancing precautions and will meet via Zoom when that is not possible. (Do note that if you sign up for a group, we would like you to show up to all sessions if possible.)
If you’d like to sign up for a group, use the Community Circles use the form below or email Miranda Lennox at intern@mduuc.org.  If you have any questions about community circles, email Jim Lewis at jimlewis@mduuc.org.
Here are the times and dates of groups:
Zoom Groups:
Wednesdays at 1pm July 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 29
Thursdays at 10am July 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20
Thursdays at 6:30pm July 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20

Hybrid Groups:
Tuesdays at 7pm July 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 28

Saturdays at 10am August 8, 15, 22,29, September 12, 19

What are community circles?

Many people come to MDUUC to explore spiritual meaning and make new friends. Community Circles offer opportunities for both exploration and community building. Beginning throughout the year, Community Circles meet for six to 10 sessions at one- or two-week intervals, depending on the group’s chosen schedule.

The goal of each Community Circle is to build a healthy and sharing group that depends on the kindness, openness, and willing participation of everyone involved. Participants make a covenant — a sacred promise of honest and meaningful relationship — that deepens the experience while strengthening respect and caring within the MDUUC community.

Community Circles allow participants to share personal stories and perspectives in an atmosphere of respectful listening by the other members. Each circle, usually seven to ten members, participates in finding deeper issues to explore, shares insights, and works to develop a true sense of community within MDUUC.

Guided by a facilitator, every session focuses on a theme, quotation, or topic to provoke discussion and meaningful expressions of experiences and values.

Sign up below for current and upcoming circles. If you have questions, contact Jim Lewis (jimlewis@mduuc.org).

By sharing your information, we will contact you with more information about that circle.
NOTE : We do NOT share your information outside of Community Circles.
Be sure to Click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this form to save your information.

Please give us your contact information.
How do you preferred to be contacted?

Please let us know if there is a particular group/day/time/place you are interested.

 

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