Journey Groups

Logo2warmestAb-JourneyGroupDeep discussions about the theme of “What Does it Mean to Live a Life of….?”

Once a month, we will gather in small groups of six to ten people called Journey Groups. Journey Groups are designed to  encourage close relationships for in depth and intimate discussion of the monthly themes. Being part of these groups is a wonderful way to deepen your spirituality and connect to others within the Fellowship.

How long will I be in a group?

Because you are part of the same group of people each month, participants are asked  to make a nine month commitment to joining a Journey Group. All groups start in September and end in May, but people are welcome and encouraged to join throughout the year.

What is expected of participants?

Participants are expected to bring a positive attitude and a

willingness to share and to learn. They give the agreed upon meetings a high priority and make an effort to attend every meeting. They commit to the group’s  covenants. They spend time with the monthly informational packets prior to the meetings.  If you are not able to make a commitment to the group, you can still receive the packet and be part of a Facebook Group with moderated discussion.

How do I join a group?

Complete the registration form in the Fellowship Hall or email Congregational Life Coordinator, Marie Luna at marie@fvuuf.org. If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact one of our ministers or Marie. You will be contacted with more information shortly after turning in your form.

 “What Does it Mean to Live a Life of….?”

2017-2018 Themes

September: Welcome
October: Courage
November: Abundance
December: Hope
January: Intention
February: Perseverance
March: Balance
April: Emergence
May: Creativity
June: Blessing

 

Vision Behind the Overall Theme

Using this question to frame our monthly themes reminds us that Unitarian Universalism is not a religion of “anything goes” and “believe whatever you want.” Rather it invites us to be a distinctive kind of people and live lives characterized by particular values. In other words, Unitarian Universalism is counter-cultural. Indeed, building on our mission of fighting spiritual disconnection, our monthly themes help make clear that Unitarian Universalism’s greatest competition for peoples’ “souls” comes not from other religions, but from an often “unhealthy” culture that lures us away from who we most want to be. Unitarian Universalism’s vision of “the good life” reconnects us and helps keep us on track— inspiring us to live lives that keep us most deeply connected to our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own.