Our UUCV Small Group Ministry provides a safe space for personal and spiritual growth, fellowship, and enhanced relationships. Meeting once a month in members’ homes and at the church, our small groups are led by trained facilitators who encourage deep listening and the sharing of beliefs and feelings about chosen topics. We believe that thinking, feeling and speaking about our experiences are essential elements for spiritual growth.
UUCV is the first UU church my partner and I have ever attended so we were totally unfamiliar with the concept of SGM. Since we were also new to the Carlisle area, we wanted to find ways to establish closer connections with our community. We’re not big on joining official groups, but we took a leap of faith and asked to become members of a Small Group. Honestly, not a month passes without us marveling at what a positive, life-changing decision that was.
Recently, a newer member of UUCV remarked on her desire to have more spiritually oriented discussions with folks. She lives in Shippensburg and getting to Carlisle, where all of the current SGM’s are based, is not always easy during the week. We have a number of members who live in Shippensburg and it occurred to me that there’s no reason why you couldn’t start up an SGM closer to home; the same goes for members living to the north in the Camp Hill area. If this is of interest to you or you would like to join an existing group, or simply want information about the program, contact either Rich Bronakoski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Aija at email@example.com to check out the possibilities – you’ll be glad you did!