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 at several different times throughout the year, Community Circles meet for seven weekly sessions. For the time being, all groups meet virtually via zoom. Once it is safe to meet in person again, some groups will pick up a schedule which meets every other week instead of weekly.
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 five to eight 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, each structured session focuses on a theme, quotation, or topic to provoke discussion and meaningful expressions of experiences and values.
New community circles will be starting in the second week of April! We encourage you to sign up soon. If you have already signed up, you should receive a confirmation shortly.
For the time being, we are only holding sessions via zoom. You can participate using a computer, a smartphone, or tablet, or by calling in from a regular phone line! If you need some help with zoom, contact Miranda Lennox at email@example.com.
If you’d like to sign up for a group, use the form below or email any questions to Miranda Lennox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the times and dates of groups:
Monday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 starting April 12
Thursdays at 10:00-noon starting April 15
Saturday afternoons, time to be arranged, starting April 10 or 17th.