One of the blessings of being part of an active congregation is that there are many activities from which to choose. This can also be a challenge, so here’s a simple way to approach getting involved: Choose three things to do, one from each of these categories of Worship, Deepen, and Serve.
Take time each week to nurture your spirit. This might be on Sunday morning, but there are other opportunities for spiritual practice as well, including Thursday Night Meditation, the rituals offered by Mystic Grove, and periodic seasonal offerings.
Commit to a regular way to deep your understanding and connections. Attend a weekly or monthly class. Join the Chalice Choir or the Folk Ensemble. Connect with those in your neighborhood for a monthly First Sunday Fellowship gathering. Attend one of our interest groups (the Alliance, the Retired Men’s Group aka RUUM, or Midlife Couples.) The important thing is find something that helps you grow in an understanding of yourself, others, and our world.
Find a way to be of service. This might be within the 1U community. For example:
There are even more ways to serve. Let us help you find a way to do so with joy!
One great way to get to know about what’s happening is our annual Opportunity Fiesta, which usually takes place the last two Sundays in August (however, it won’t be held in 2017 due to space restrictions during construction). From noon to 1:00 pm, all the various groups and programs of our church have information tables set up in our Fellowship Hall (Gore Hall) and are eager to share information and answer questions.
When you are ready to become a formal member of the congregation, watch for news of the next Journey to Membership series. These are offered at least twice a year and give participants a deeper view into the rights and responsibilities of formal membership, so that they can decide if this is a step they wish to take.
This website and our Weekly Update (aka the eblast) list our many opportunities. Unless otherwise specified, all groups and activities are pleased to welcome new participants.