Joining a Continuing Connections group is a great way to get to know others in the Fellowship on a deeper level and build a close, strong community with other members of the Fellowship. We have a wide variety of Continuing Connections groups to match a wide variety of interests and affinities. Join one today! For more information about or to register for any of our ongoing groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cordial Conversations and Chow
Fourth Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Coordinated by Gloria Dyer
Our Cordial Conversations will continue each month in the MUF library. In December we meet off-site. A brown bag lunch will follow for those who can stay. The topics discussed range from the deeply spiritual to the “just for fun,” with each meeting’s topic decided in the preceding month. No registration required.
Gathering of Men
Second and fourth Saturdays except in April – May (Retreat) and July & August (second Saturday only).
Coordinated by John Oehler.
Snack at 8:45 am, meeting at 9 am, concludes 11 am The Gathering of Men (GOM) is a group of Fellowship members that began meeting together about two decades ago. We are men who gather together on a regular schedule to develop and maintain close and continuing group and individual relationships, and to discuss feelings and issues of importance to us personally. We support one another in a safe, secure, confidential environment, without attempting to act as a therapy group. Leadership is shared on a member rotation basis. If you are interested in joining GOM and are able to make a commitment of time, please get in touch with John at email@example.com
Fridays at 10 am – occasional vacation/holiday breaks
Led by Hazel Bell
Classes will include general stretching, flexibility and strength. Each class will focus on a different body part. A $5 donation per class will be given to the Fellowship. Please check with Anne Gaynor at firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest meeting information. No registration required.
Men’s Consciousness Raising Group
Every Thursday at 7:30 pm
Coordinated by Don Price
This ongoing group invites prospective new members. We share personal joys and issues in a non-judgmental setting where feelings are important to express. Contact Don Price or Doug Ford at email@example.com
Compassionate Communication in the tradition of Marshall Rosenberg
Marshall’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers us a communication practice which can help us stay peaceful in the face of judgement, criticism or anger. His framework encourages us to speak, think and listen in ways that inspire compassion and understanding. It’s also possible to break patterns that lead to stress, depression and shame.
- If you’d like to join a daytime practice group, contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets next on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:30, location to be determined. Along with reviewing Marshall’s book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”, we will be reading “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Stone, Patton & Heen.
- In addition, an introductory Compassionate Communication class is available upon request. Contact Tricia at email@example.com for more information
Monday Book Group
Third Mondays at 1:30 pm
Coordinated by Nancy Lee McLure
The group enjoys reading and discussing a different book each month. We include a great variety of books to interest a wide spectrum of readers. Come join us for a great discussion and bring suggestions for future books. New members are always welcome. Please watch the Fellowship newsletter and Sunday bulletin for books to be discussed. No registration required, but first-timers should check with Nancy Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest meeting information; include Book Group in the subject line.
January 16- Tribe- Sebastian Junger
February 20 – The Physician – Noah Gordon
March 20 – City of Shadows – Adriana Franklin
April 17 — White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Thursdays at about 5pm when good films are available.
Coordinated by Ted Jones
Join a group of Fellowship members and friends for a movie, followed by dinner and discussion. Our group attends independent films at Roberts Chatham Theater in Hickory Shopping Plaza in Chatham. We then move to Fito’s Restaurant four doors away for food, wine, and conversation. If you would like to be notified about upcoming get-togethers, please send your email address to Ted at email@example.com and include Movies in the subject line.
Six Acre Seva Group
Inactive for the winter; will start up again in April. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays , 9:30 am
Facilitated by Steve Parker
Anyone interested in gardening and the outdoors are invited to participate. A spiritual opening, check-in, and coffee are followed by gardening and landscaping activities on our Fellowship’s wonderful (albeit slightly neglected) grounds. Expect a “menu” of ideas and suggestions for the morning’s seva (“selfless service”), and pick your activity. Most we, those who want to, go to some local restaurant around noon. Imagine how much difference your service in support of your beliefs will make on our spiritual home! It is not necessary to attend all sessions. Please wear appropriate work clothing and, bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves, and perhaps your favorite tool. No registration required. Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org; include Seva in subject line.
Young Adult Group
Coordinated by Brooke Donaldson and Melissa Lambour
Are you in your twenties or thirties? Join other young adult Fellowship members and friends at our monthly lunch and social events. We are a vibrant group that loves to gather as friends for board game nights and pot lucks, attend social events and festivals, as well as try different cuisines and more! We have many monthly options from local meet-ups to all-day trips. If you are not in your 20s and 30s, but know of something the young adult group may like to take part in, please let us know; we love suggestions! In addition, if you know a young adult that would like to join us, please make an introduction! Check out our Young Adults Events page for some of our planned outings, and contact email@example.com for details about the next get-together or to be added to our mailing list.
Seniors Caring for Seniors
Coordinated by Doug Ford
This Fellowship support group is comprised of seniors who are caring for other seniors. If you are in this situation and would like to share your needs, concerns, and thoughts with others in a similar position, please contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the group’s next meeting.
Midweek Renewal Service
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Coordinated by Jamie Boyce
Come and experience this monthly circle of inspiration, meditation, song, spoken word, ritual, and renewal.