Small Group Ministry

Small Group Ministry is a vital part of many Unitarian Universalist congregations. Small groups are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation, and with the sacred.

“It is amazing how quickly our small group has formed into a place where we can actively listen to each other, learn from each other, and come away with a feeling of personal transformation. Not a surprise that a small group can become this, but certainly a surprise at how well things are going even [after only three meetings].”

-BUC Small Group participant

Small groups provide a safe, caring, and nurturing environment — a warm human circle — where you can deepen and broaden your spiritual exploration and reflection and be enriched by what others share from their own experience and journeys. As Unitarian Universalists, small groups provide a place where we can connect meaningfully with one another, share the highs and lows of life, strengthen our congregation, and explore our faith.

BUC’s small groups are made up of 6-10 members and meet monthly using a BUC-provided curriculum that connects to our worship topics. Each group is led by trained facilitators. All participants have the opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. The time together is structured and includes elements like opening/chalice-lighting, check-in, readings, sharing, open reflection, and closing/chalice-extinguishing.

BUC’s small groups run October-May. For more information, contact Director of Congregational Life Sara Constantakis.