Small Group Ministry
Small Group Ministry is designed to foster connection and caring, to provide an avenue for personal growth and spiritual development, and ultimately, to strengthen the fabric of our church community by exploring various topics.
Our Small Groups are open to anyone who wishes to participate. All that is required is that participants commit to attending the full series of sessions, usually for five or six sessions. Sometimes, groups request to continue for longer periods of time. Each group is led by a trained facilitator and meets in people's homes or the Chalice Room on the second floor of our church for two hours each session.
Quotes from those who have participated:
"Small Group Ministry helps me build personal relationships."
"Small Group Ministry has connected me more to the church community."
"Small Group Ministry goes beyond coffee hour. It lets me explore my faith."
New Small Groups form during various times throughout the year. Contact SGM@uuroc.org to find out when the next session begins.
A typical Small Group Ministry session begins with opening words and a chalice lighting, followed by a check-in. There is a different focus each session, and the facilitator has questions prepared to get discussion started. Each person has opportunities to contribute to the discussion, and to listen to others' perspectives. The session ends with feedback from participants about the session, with closing words as the chalice is extinguished.