Groups, Groups, Lots of Groups
Below are various groups that offer opportunities to connect with others here at USG and through the denomination.
BLUU Box – VIA ZOOM. THIRD Sunday at 2:00pm. Join us to be inspired by the work of Black Lives UU at: bit.ly/BLUUBox
BLUU Haven Philly meets every other 3rd Saturday at 3. This is a great opportunity to build a community of local Black U/UUs. Visit the BLUU Resources for Black UUs page for more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for invites to each meeting or event. For more information about BLUU Havens in general: blacklivesuu.com/havens.
Book Group on Friday Morning – in person in the Sheffield Room at Cathedral Village except January, February and March which will be on Zoom. Third Friday, 10:30am. If interested in joining, please contact Barbara Dowdall at email@example.com. The 2022-2023 Book List is posted HERE.
Earth Spirit Circle –Planning meetings via Zoom, some celebrations also in person. Usually first Monday, at 7:00pm. For more info, visit their webpage, to be on their mailing list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Elderhood 2nd Fridays, 2:00-4:00pm, ususally in person. Contact email@example.com for more info. No two programs are the same; come and see what the Elders are up to this time!
Handcrafters of USG, a Handwork Group– Via Zoom. Usually first Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm and Third Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm. Contact Margaret Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanists – PUSH – Philadelphia Unitarian Society of Humanists -Fourth Sundays, 11:45am in person and via Zoom if requested in advance. Contact Paul Teti at email@example.com.
Men’s Group via Zoom. Third Tuesdays, 4:00pm. Please contact Hal Krieger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Group Ministry Groups – These monthly groups offer an opportunity to become more acquainted with other people and share thoughts with on the spiritual theme of the month. More info HERE. If interested, contact email@example.com.
Shaping Justice at USG, 2nd Thursdays at 7:30pm on Zoom. Join us as we continue imagining and planning for USG’s social justice endeavors in conjunction with our partner organizations at bit.ly/USGSJCmeet
UU-101 – third Sundays at 12pm in person, by appointment on Zoom. contact Charles Gabriel or Eric Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wissahickon Walking at Valley Green – Mondays and Thursdays, November – March, Start time 10:00am, at Valley Green Inn. Contact email@example.com. (April-October Start Time 9am)
EqUUal Access is the UU affinity organization that promotes equality and access for Unitarian Universalists with disabilities.
Anti-Racism and Multi-Culturalism
BIPOC Gatherings – If you identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC), you’re invited to join us for the Central East Region’s BIPOC gathering happening one Monday per month at 6:30pm ET. Contact Sana Saeed at firstname.lastname@example.org for connection information. Remaining dates for the 2022-23 church year: 01/09, 02/06, 03/06, 04/03, 05/08, 06/05.
BLUU – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) – Minneapolis, MN (blacklivesuu.org) BLUU is committed to expanding the power and capacity of Black UUs within Unitarian Universalism; providing support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists; and justice-making and liberation for Black people through our faith.
BLUU Haven Philly, a regional group, meets every other 3rd Saturday at 3. This is a great opportunity to build a community of local Black U/UUs. Email email@example.com for invites to each meeting or event. For more information about BLUU Havens in general: BLUU Spiritual Communities – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (blacklivesuu.org)
DRUUMM – Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) exists to support our ministry in the world, positively transforming the lives of BIPOC UUs and helping build beloved communities.
Taproot: A national Gathering for BIPoC Leaders. They meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, 8-9:15pm. Click for more info and to register.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth and Young Adults
JUUst Breathe -You Tube livestream and podcast for youth and young adults.
National UU Young Adult Revival Network or YARN offers multiple ways to connect virtually every month. Click HERE for more info.
YUUP-Young UU Project-A national community care network and multi-directional communication channel that centers BIPOC, trans/non-binary and neurodivergent youth and offers a transition zone for young people moving into emerging adulthood. Visit UUA.ORG/YUUP to find ways to connect.