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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.

Poetry Group

1st & 3rd Fridays at 1 pm

JUC poets gather twice a month (1st and 3rd Fridays at 1:00) 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

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