Small Ministry 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 Small Ministry Group (coming soon)!
Small Ministry Groups nurture individuals and strengthen connections of our group members. When someone comes to a new place, it can be hard to find friends and establish connections in the larger congregation. Small Ministry Groups are more personal gatherings of members and friends of our Fellowship. This supportive atmosphere of helps us provide the warmth of friendship in a diverse community committed to our Unitarian Universalist principles and encouraged by our religious heritage. We engage actively in each other’s lives by celebrating life’s triumphs and supporting each other in times of challenge or need.
A Small Ministry Group consists of 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.
The questions and topics discussed at each Small Ministry Group meeting also provide inclusive social, spiritual, and intellectual activities for all ages, stimulating the heart and mind with uplifting experiences, challenging issues, and exciting ideas. We explore many diverse topics at our meetings such as friendship, success, forgiveness, failure, what we believe and where we are headed. Group members often choose the topics themselves. This demonstrates our Unitarian Universalist principles and provides a voice allowing others to learn about them, while serving the needs of the larger community
All groups meet via Zoom during this time. Members, friends, and potential members of the Fellowship are welcome to join a covenant group. Registration for 2022 Small Ministry Groups will be coming soon!
Contact respective facilitators with questions about a specific group. Contact Rev. Eric Severson with general questions or to discuss becoming a covenant group facilitator.