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JUC sponsors a variety of Affinity Groups with the purpose of building community and facilitating social connections among our members and friends. Affinity Groups are volunteer-directed groups sponsored by the Belonging & Connection Team. If you have an idea for a new Affinity Group, please fill out the application below.

Creative Writers Circle

1st Saturdays at 10 am

Whether you’re beginning your writing journey or have written for years, the Creative Writers Circle is for you! Everyone is welcome to join our friendly, supportive group of folks eager to learn from, and laugh with, each other in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Not quite ready to share your work? Come anyway, we can’t wait to get to know you!

Contact: Sharon Groten,

Science & Spirit

1st Sundays at 12:30 pm

If you’re interested in learning about the universe and humanity’s place in it, then Science and Spirit is for you! We hold discussions about topics ranging from cosmology, to human evolution, to the latest scientific discoveries, and much more!

Contact: Tripp Bishop

Drumming Circle

3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Join fellow JUCers for an evening of ecstatic drumming, and possibly dancing.  No drumming experience required, no age or physical limits, beyond the ability to stay up til 8 pm. Bring a hand drum if you have one, but we also have extra drums and other instruments to share. Dancers are always welcome!

Contact: Bill Barr

Great Books Discussion

2nd & 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm

Great Books is based on the idea that by reading from the great books of our civilization and discussing them with other people – sharing your insights and questions you can reach a fuller understanding of these works than you could on your own.

Contact: Dona Chilcoat , 303-989-6945

Union of Unitarian Universalist Gamers

Alternate Saturdays at 5 pm

This group that uses the medium of tabletop roleplaying games (Dungeons and Dragons) to foster a space where people can build community, exercise creativity, and celebrate their unique voice. No prior roleplaying game experience is necessary and feel free to drop in and out as you see fit.

Contact: Zack Schreiner

Tai Chi Contemplatives

2nd Mondays at 5:30 pm

Come join us for an hour of relaxing Tai chi, beginners always welcome. Tai chi is an excellent form of exercise that enhances Core strength, concentration, balance, coordination and mindfulness. Tai chi is an internal form of martial art, beautiful and accessible.

Contact: Jan Jahner

Poetry Group

1st & 3rd Fridays at 1 pm

JUC poets gather twice a month to share poems they have written. Feedback is gently given. No need to contact leader, just show up and see if this is right for you. We write and share poems we write following a prompt given at the previous meeting. Most poems are free verse.

Contact: Linda Ropes

JUC Quuilters

The JUC QUUILTERS provide an opportunity for those who are interested in the art of quilting to work on their own projects and to provide quilts for others who may need or appreciate them. We also teach quilting to those who ae interested in learning the craft.

Contact: Jean Decker