Reflection Groups—New at UUC

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Beginning in mid-March; apply by February 27

Applications are now being accepted for UUC Reflection Groups to begin in mid-March. These are intended to encourage solace and discovery through UU spiritual exploration, reflection, and meditative practice in the supportive company of others. You’ll join a group of 8–10 committed participants including a trained facilitator, for six two-hour sessions meeting twice a month. Following the initial six sessions, participants will have options to continue. Groups will be formed based on availability of participants, with an eye to creating groups that offer warm companionship and diversity of perspective. Groups may meet online or at the church.

These aren’t discussion groups or book groups, nor are they a simple re-naming of the Covenant Groups that were offered at UUC for many years. There are some commonalities with all of these, and some important differences as well.

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Participants will do some advance reading from a guiding text to prompt individual reflection. At the meeting, participants will engage spiritual practices such as Lectio Divina, silent introspection and contemplative sharing. Facilitators will guide these practices and offer reflection questions to invite deeper connection. 

Our guiding text for Reflection Groups beginning in March 2022 is Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World, by Pema Chödrön. The book is currently available from the UUC Bookstore (open on Sundays or by appointment), from commercial sources, and from public libraries, including in ebook format.

Click here for more information and to apply for Reflection Groups at UUC. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 27.