Nourish your spirit, make new friends!
Our UUCV groups are a good way to meet and get to know people with similar interests in a safe and accepting environment. Some groups are limited by size but most welcome newcomers.
We hope you will find a group in the list below that interests you!
To find out about our Adult Enrichment Classes and Workshops, click here.
Childcare for your group may be available on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about our UUCV groups contact our email@example.com
Current groups include:
Buddhist Insight Meditation • Careers & Kids • Coffee & Politics • CUUPS (Covenant of UU PaganS) • Humanist Study Group • Men's Last Friday Lunch Group (aka R.O.M.E.O.s) • Outdoor Adventures • Poker Group • Women's Lunch Bunch
New procedures for starting groups are coming soon! Contact Donna Aase if you are interested in starting a group before May 1, 2018.
The group begins with a 40-minute silent meditation followed by discussion. Most people sit in chairs (provided), but you are welcome to bring a seat cushion, pillow, or bench if you prefer. During the discussion members talk about their meditation experience and may also share from books they've read. Newcomers and beginners are always welcome. Contact: Sarah Quackenbush.
Careers & Kids
2nd & 4th Friday evenings 6:30 PM, R.E. Main
This group is for people who are in the stage of life where jobs and/or raising kids tends to take center stage (generally, 22-ish to 45-ish). Our primary purpose is to provide members, friends, and newcomers to the church (who are in this stage of life) a chance to come together to socialize, relax, and make friends. Thus, our gatherings lean heavily towards the social, with service projects and group discussions thrown in for good measure.
NOTE: While many group members have children, we are primarily concerned with creating adult community. We do have some child friendly events and childcare is frequently offered, but this is not a children's group. To get information about a specific event, or to get on the email list to receive details and updates about ALL events, please visit our page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in a twice-monthly political discussion group to meet here at UUCV? It would be an opportunity to rant/rave about your favorite topics. Please contact Richard to let him know you're coming.
Since 1980, CUUPS has promoted UU principles, and the use of ritual elements: dance, visual arts, poetry, and stories in UU services. CUUPS connects people from many Pagan and Earth Spirituality traditions. The UUCV group is a covenant focused on deepening Pagan community and spiritual practices through discussions, study and rituals. We are open to Pagans and others interested in learning and celebrating Pagan traditions and who will support each other in the process. The covenant also hosts seasonal and moon rituals/celebrations in the sanctuary. Contact Dawenwalker at email@example.com and/or join the yahoo group by clicking on the picture on the right. --->
Can YUU be a HUUmanist? Humanism is one of the most influential and most misunderstood philosophies of our time. It has arisen in every culture, and few people know what it is and why it has been so influential. Questions? Contact Carol Alice.
Men's Last Friday Lunch Group (aka R.O.M.E.O.s)
Last Fridays, 1:00 p.m., Elmer's Restaurant, 7105 NE 40th Street
This group of retirement-aged men meets for socializing and friendship. Lunch conversations are relaxed, good-natured and stimulating. What you won't find: judgmental attitudes and a lot of formal structure. Purpose: Men getting together, with no agenda: fellowship, good social times, strengthen bonds, new relationships, exchange information, spontaneous agenda, share information.
|• Respectful, non-judgemental, inclusive, consensus||• No formal agenda|
|• Not a religious activity||• Nothing cast in stone|
|• Not a political group|
Contact: Lon Heath
Want to get out in the great out-of-doors for walking, hiking, biking, skiing or disc golf? There are lots of places around Vancouver to walk or play with a group of UUs and their friends. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's Dealer's Choice -- no need to bring your nickles, dimes, and quarters, we have chips! No experience necessary. The evening might put a slight strain on your wallet, but it'll fill you with laughs as this group bets on having fun! Bring your own snacks and drinks, if you'd like. Contact the group leader in advance as games are occasionally cancelled or re-scheduled. Contact: Clancy Kelly (503) 720-6716.
Women's Lunch Bunch
2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at Panera (West) 7200 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA
A casual way for UU women to connect and deepen friendships. Contact: Carol Alice