Mission: In support of the goals of our church, we invite personal transformation through opportunities to deepen, connect, and engage to nurture lives faithful to our Unitarian Universalist values.

Our offerings are designed to enhance faith formation in a Unitarian Universalist context. Offerings are intended to stimulate our sense of community and enrich the spiritual and intellectual lives of JUC members and friends by helping to:

  • seek greater understanding of Unitarian Universalist theology and heritage;
  • develop cultural competency in our members and friends; and
  • cultivate our individual and collective spiritual practices and sense of well-being.

Workshops

Annual Introduction to Blue Mountain Meditation

Sundays October 17, 24, 31, and November 7
7:30-9 p.m.
Do you often wish you had more resources to tackle life’s challenges? Would you like a plan for personal progress? Would you like to bring our UU principles from your head to your heart? Passage meditation is a spiritual practice that can help you solve practical problems, act courageously, deepen relationships, and find peace, purpose and joy. Annie and John have a combined 50 years experience and have trained hundreds of seekers at JUC and elsewhere.

Adult OWL (Our Whole Lives)

Date and time TBD
This course will explore the adult curriculum of Our Whole Lives (OWL), the human sexuality program developed by the UUA and United Church of Christ and traditionally taught in 4/5th and 7th grades at JUC. The course will will go through 10 lessons from the adult curriculum. Due to limited space, please confirm your availability for all classes prior to signing up. Singles and partnered okay.  Ages 21 and up please.

Shared Theology Groups

Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS)
Angela Priest
For those interested in holding open public Pagan rituals each Sabbat. All are welcome.

UU Humanists
Jim Bole
Working to help members become informed about Humanism as one of the Unitarian Universalist sources from which we draw an understanding of who we are.

UU Liberal Christians
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Sara Lohaus
Crystal Kreitzer
Connect with Christianity from a fresh, open-minded perspective. Join us for study, discussion, worship and fellowship as we explore our Christian roots within UUism.

Spiritual Practice Groups

Blue Mountain Meditation
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Annie and John Hedberg
For those practicing Eknath Easwaran’s Eight-Point Program for living a spiritual life in the everyday world.If you wish to join without the introductory course, read Passage Meditation by Easwaran and begin meditating as described.

Mindfulness Meditation
1st and 3rd Sundays, 5 p.m.
Brian Gregg
This group is for anyone interested in deepening their mindfulness meditation practice. Many of us also have a strong interest in Buddhist philosophy.

Wisdom Healing Qigong: Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World
1st Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This is a monthly practice group using gentle movements, visualization and sound for improved life vitality.  All abilities are welcome. Per the founder, Dr. Pang, with Qigong practice, we cultivate “the mind’s intelligence to direct chi to reform, perfect, and improve the conscious potential of the holistic body, thereby uplifting  the consciousness of the practitioner from an automated condition to that of autonomous wisdom.