Current Covenant Groups

Would you like to strengthen your connections with others at UUFoM and enhance your participation in the Fellowship, while deepening your own spiritual life? Join a Covenant Group!

A Covenant Group consists of up to ten people who gather around an interest, affinity, or activity to meet regularly over time for spiritual growth, community building, and congregational participation.  Group members practice deep listening as they share what’s going on in their lives, getting to know each other and themselves.  Group meetings follow a specified format, and each group is led by a trained facilitator who also participates in an ongoing facilitators’ group.  Each group establishes covenants including ground rules for the group’s relationship and interaction, commitment to welcome new members to the group, and service to the Fellowship and the community.

All groups meet at the Fellowship unless otherwise specified.  Members, friends, and potential members of the Fellowship are welcome to join a covenant group.  To register, please complete a registration form and return it to office@uufom.org or to the box under the Events! bulletin board at the Fellowship.

Contact respective facilitators with questions about a specific group.  Contact Rev. Grant (Constance.L.Grant@gmail.com) with general questions or to discuss becoming a covenant group facilitator.

Covenant Group General Information
Covenant Group Registration Form

Creating a Spiritual Autobiography Through Art

We will use all kinds of artistic media, including but not limited to paint, fabric, clay, movement, and written words to create and share our own spiritual autobiographies as we nurture and support one another both in times of celebration and joy and times of challenge! You need not be an artist to find and use your creative side.  Goals include deepening and challenging our own spiritual understandings and where Unitarian Universalist thinking fits in.  Meets second Sundays of the month, 12:15 – 2:15 pm, beginning June 10.  Facilitator Cathy French, frenchcatherine72@gmail.com.

Our Examined Lives
Using various sources of inspiration, from poems to quotations to music to books, we’ll connect, deepen and expand together as we share about our lives, perspectives, wishes, and dreams.  Meets at Shannon’s Midland home, second Mondays of the month, beginning June 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Maximum seven members.  Facilitator Shannon Sonoras, 989-708-5348 (text or call).

Heart Songs
Is there a song in your heart or a sound track in the back of your mind?  We will join in informal singing of the songs that speak from our hearts and to our hearts. Meets every other week through the summer, Wednesdays from June 13 through August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  This short-term group can accommodate an unlimited number.  Facilitator Sara Clavez, saraonblakely@gmail.com.

Where Do We Go from Here?
How will we live the rest of our lives with as much quality as possible?  How will we consider the choices and decisions we will probably need to make about our lives in the next 20 or so years?  We’ll discuss and share our feelings about such topics as living with illnesses, various housing options, and end-of-life possibilities.  The group will decide what we want to learn more about and go from there.  Meets third Wednesdays of the month, beginning June 20, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.  Facilitator Linda Rector, zoolacie@hotmail.com.

“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven”
How would your life have been different if you had grown up with a female image of the divine? “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman-honoring workshop series of feminist theology that examines pre-Judeo-Christian cultures that worshiped the female as divine. More than Goddess 101, “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” examines important elements of today’s women’s lives:  personal, interpersonal and societal. Meets June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 12, December 10, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, and May 27 in 2018-2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Facilitator Christina VanPoucker, uuchristinavanp@gmail.com.

The Books We Carry with Us
Informed by the books (fiction or non-fiction) that have informed us on our life journeys, we will share ideas and feelings on up-to-the-minute and age-old topics.  Participants will be invited to suggest books that have influenced their lives.  Meets at Amy’s Midland home, second Tuesdays of the month, beginning July 10, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Maximum eight members.  Facilitator Amy Rogers, 989-750-6989.

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