Below are various groups that offer opportunities to connect with others here at USG and through the denomination. You might also be interested in various volunteering opportunities, either on your own (weeding) or with others (weeding ;>). Please click here for the Volunteer Interest Form which lists some of those activities.

USG Groups

BLUU Haven Philly generally meets every other 3rd Saturday at 3pm. 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 for invites to each meeting or event. For more information about BLUU Havens in general:

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 The 2023-2024 Book List is posted HERE.

Earth Spirit Circle – contact Director of Spiritual Development, Rev. Kevin DeBeck, at if you are interested.

Ending Racism Committee – Visit the web page (look for upcoming events at the bottom or on the right side) or watch Communications for notices of eventsContact for info.

Exploring Elderhood – usually meets monthly September through June, visit the Adult Spiritual Development page, watch communications or contact for more info.

Garden GrUUp works to maintain USG’s garden beds. If you enjoy getting outdoors and working in and around plants, this is the group for you! No specialized plant knowledge is required, just a willingness to help out. Please contact Paula Behrens and Eva Finney at

Handcrafters of USG, a Handwork Group– Meets once a month in member’s homes. Contact Margaret Thompson at

Humanists – PUSH – Philadelphia Unitarian Society of Humanists -Fourth Sundays, 11:45am in person and via Zoom if requested in advance. Contact Paul Teti at

Men’s Group in person. 7pm on 4th Sundays in the Daskam Room. Please contact Keith Kratz at

Racism Book Study Group via Zoom. Usually Second Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm. See current book selection on the Adult Spiritual Development Page. Contact Treva Burger at

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

Shaping Justice at USG, 2nd Thursdays at 7:30pm on Zoom. Join us at we imagine and plan for USG’s social justice endeavors in conjunction with our partner organizations.

UU-101 – third Sundays at 12pm in person, by appointment on Zoom. Contact Charles Gabriel or Eric Foster at

Wissahickon Walking at Valley Green – Mondays and Thursdays, November – March, Start time 9:00am, at Valley Green Inn. Contact (April-October Start Time 10am)

UU Groups


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 September through June. Learn more at the CER website. Contact Sana Saeed at for connection information. 

BLUU – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) – Minneapolis, MN ( 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.

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 generally meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, 8-9:15pm, September through June. 2024 Dates: Jan 11th, Feb 8th, Mar 14th, Apr 4th, May 2nd , & June 13th. Learn more at the Taproot Page. 


TRUUsT– Transgender Religious Professional UUs Together 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Justice at

UPLIFT:LGBTQ Ministries and Welcoming Congregations Blog and Newsletter

For more information contact

UPLIFT- A monthly, multigenerational Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space, 4th Tuesdays at 8pm ET. Learn more and register at the UPLIFT webpage.

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.

UPLIFT- A monthly, multigenerational Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space, 4th Tuesdays at 8pm ET. Click here for more information and register here to join the community! 

Thrive – leadership school for youth and young adults of color. Contact: