All are welcome to join our small groups!

Joyful Mind Zen Sangha
Saturdays 7:00 am, Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/351746800
We will start with 30 minutes of meditation, followed by a service, dharma talk, and discussion. Please consider joining us as we find fellowship in this time of uncertainty. Contact: Jim Bowker, jtbowker@yahoo.com or Taizan Alford, taizan.Alford@gmail.com.

Men’s Group
Open to all who identify as male
First Wednesdays and Third Tuesdays; 7:00-9:00 pm
Although we miss meeting with each other in person, at least we can stay comfortably at home and have the snacks we prefer. (Alcohol and other substances are not allowed when attending one of our meetings.) Those in attendance share an update, and then we discuss a topic such as “Sheltering at Home” or “Favorite Movies and Why We liked them.” Contact John Duffin at japple51@gmail.com for Zoom information or with questions.

Music Conversations through the Fellowship with Music Director Steve Sieck
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm, Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/921791427
Join Steve on Wednesday at 7:00 pm to explore music written in difficult times. If you have earphones, Steve recommends using them for this guided listening session. All are welcome. Contact music director, Steve Sieck, at steve@fvuuf.org with questions.

Smiling Dandelion Sangha
Sundays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/437370602
Our usual format is sitting meditation for 25 minutes, brief introduction of ourselves, then reading and discussion. We will be studying and discussing the Lojong slogans, which are short sayings directed toward developing compassion, equanimity and joy for ourselves and others. Our main text is Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong by Norman Fischer, and we plan to share other resources and viewpoints as well. If you have questions, contact smilingdandelion@gmail.com.

Spanish Charla
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am, Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/341371537
Whether you learned Spanish in the past, currently speak Spanish, or you are just starting to learn, join us for this conversation group led by GinaMaria Opalescent. Contact director of congregational life, Marie Luna, at marie@fvuuf.org with questions.

Spill It Sister
Second Thursday of the month 6:30-8:00 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83725255634; Or call in: 312.626.6799; Meeting ID: 837 2525 5634
This group meets to share our stories and help each other as we walk through this life’s journey. All who identify as women are welcome! Contact Kate Hancock-Cooke at rugbykate@new.rr.com with questions and contact Suzanne Marnocha at marnocha@uwosh.edu to be added to the Facebook group.

Third Thursday Book Club
Third Thursday of the Month, 2:00 pm
The book for May is The Noticer by Andy Andrews. To join the discussion the meeting number is 652 961 2573 and the password is 556394. For more information contact Cyndi Polakowski at 920.731.0849.

UU Parenting Support Group
First Monday of the month; 6:00-7:30 pm
Zoom link: https://umn.zoom.us/j/9855837587?pwd=WWdqMkpoODc5V3RnUndBSzJwVnpwUT09
Meeting ID: 985-583-7587; Password: 93515
People who are parenting or preparing to serving in a parental role, and/or taking care of children as a guardian, grandparent, etc. don’t always get the support they need. Do you long for time to debrief the joys and woes of life with littles? Do you wonder how to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of children? Do you wish for space to talk to other parents about parenting? If so, this is your group! Led by Fellowship members with professional expertise, this peer support opportunity is a wonderful way to get help with all aspects of parenting, including learning how to support kids without ignoring one’s own needs, accessing community resources when necessary, and talking to kids about social development, spirituality, behavior choices, and more.