Faith Development for Adults

Welcome to our Faith Development Program for Adults. I hope you participate in some of our many offerings. We have a variety of activities to help participants develop connections with others, explore religious questions, acquire spiritual practices and to deepen understanding of Unitarian Universalism. Our offerings are open to members and visitors.

Friends, members and visitors are encouraged to participate in any of our Faith Development Programs for Adults. For most programs, you may drop in without advance arrangements. A few offerings require a commitment in order participate, as indicated.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Lifespan Faith Development, at Childcare is available if requested in advance.

Covenant Circles – Deep Listening & Deep Sharing
Covenant Circles will meet monthly from October through May. This is a time for deep sharing and deep listening and an opportunity to better know others in our loving religious community.  Contact the Director of Lifespan Faith Development if you have questions,

To join a Covenant Circle, click here – I want to join a Covenant Circle or contact the Director of Lifespan Faith Development if you have questions, at

Drumming for the Soul  Kip Ruefle
Quarterly Saturdays, 7 – 9 p.m. in the Sanctuary

People have been drumming in community for thousands of years. They are still drumming once a month here at UUCNH! Reconnect to the sacred or just lose yourself in the groove. Newcomers and children are always welcome. Need a drum? We always bring enough to share.

Men’s Group  – Hal Dixler and David Madjaric 
Meet with fellow congregants twice a month for short presentations and focused discussions, but mostly for fellowship. Upcoming topics are posted in the church newsletter.

Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS) – Michelle Broge-Connor
Fourth Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Participate in this practice of contemporary Pagan and earth-centered spirituality in a Unitarian Universalist context. All are welcome, from Pagans to those who are curious.

Meditation – Sue Luebbert
Second and Fourth  Wednesday evenings of the month at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.   No prior meditation experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Jesus Discussion Group – Tony Palermo
Third Sunday of the month, noon to 1:15 p.m., upstairs in the Justice Room
Drop in for a discussion about the historical Jesus and delve into bliblical scholarship.

Library – Julie Kant
Upstairs, turn right.
You are welcome to sign out books from our large collection relating to philosophy, religion, spirituality, and Unitarian Universalism

Moving Meditation/Dance Jam – Rev. Don Rollins
Moving and dancing! We will create a safe time and space for being in and moving our bodies! Each night will have a “wave” of music, which is a mix of different songs that lasts about an hour. It begins softly, builds in energy, then returns to a peaceful mood.  People are free to move, walk, sit, roll, lie, wallow, jump, dance, freak out, or whatever else during the time. There will be a check-in before we dance and check-out after, but otherwise, we don’t use words.  All ages welcome. You don’t have to attend all four sessions. Wear comfortable clothes. Come try something different. Get out of your comfort zone. Get out of your head. Tap in to the wisdom of your body!

Philosophical & Spiritual Insights (PSI) – Tony Palermo
First Sunday of the month, noon – 1:15 p.m., upstairs in the Justice Room
Join the discussion of various philosophical and spiritual topics ranging from near death experiences to brain science.

Raising Unitarian Universalist Racial Awareness
Fourth Sundays at noon in the East Room.  Short videos and discussion about race with a Unitarian Universalist framework.  All are welcome.  

Sisters in Spirit – Rachael Smart and Michelle Broge-Connor
Second Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the East Room
Sisters in Spirit is an ongoing self-guided women’s discussion circle.  All women are welcome regardless of sex assigned at birth.  The group is focused on developing spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth and connections between members. Group members take turns leading the discussions, resulting in a wide variety of topics and styles of presentation.  The group opens to new members in January and July and participants are asked to commit to six month sessions. Contact  Michelle Michelle Broge-Connor ( or  Rachael Smart ( register.

Unitarian Universalist Christian Perspectives – Joe Meier and Edie Swihart
Second Sunday of the month, 9:15 a.m., upstairs in the Youth Group Room
Enjoy powerful conversations in a safe and respectful setting for those who embrace their Christian identities and backgrounds as well as those who struggle with it.