Small Group Ministry

Chair: Millie Phillips Phone: 
Chair: Gregg Biggs Phone: 415-505-4690
Email: sgm@uusf.org
 

GOAL (MISSION)

To deepen our connections to each other, grow spiritually, and strengthen the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco community as a whole.

 

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DESCRIPTION

A place to belong and to care for each other. Each group, with about ten people, meets twice monthly to share important parts of our lives. We practice deep listening, which enables us to form lasting friendships and a stronger community, and to minister to one another.

 

A way to connect our lives to our spiritual needs. We offer a place to consider and act on our common values. Together we explore important questions and strive to live our values through service to our church and the larger community.

 

A community open to church members, friends and visitors. All who agree to try SGM for four sessions, respect members' privacy, attend gatherings consistently, follow group agreements, and welcome new members are invited to join.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Members of each group choose a service project to complete during their year together. Church members interested in becoming facilitators may contact the chair of SGM or speak with our spiritual advisor, the Reverend Emerita Margot Campbell Gross.

 

MEETING DATES

Groups meet twice a month for two hours at a time on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Times are chosen to meet the preferences of participants and facilitators.

 

REGISTRATION

To learn more about the series, contact Co-Coordinators Millie Phillips and Gregg Biggs here.

 

RESOURCES

View previous Small Group sessions (here).

 

WATCH & LISTEN

Watch the September 15 Worship Service featuring Small Group Ministry here. Listen to the Reflections here.

 

WHAT IS SMALL GROUP MINISTRY?

At the heart of our community are the connections that we make with one another. Our Small Groups offer a place to belong and to care for each other, to share important parts of our lives. We practice deep listening, which enables us to form lasting connections, a stronger community, and to minister to one another. Together, we find a way to connect our lives to our spiritual needs. We explore important topics of personal, social, spiritual, and intellectual interest to the group in an open and respectful setting. As a group, we strive to live our Unitarian Universalist values through service projects in our church and the larger community.

 

Interested? There will be two short term small group sessions this summer, one in July and one in August. Longer sessions will begin in September and run through the following May. To get more information or to enroll, please send your name and contact information to SGM@UUSF.org. Include your preferred telephone number, which session or sessions you are interested in, and any questions you have. Alternatively, you can mail this information to the church or drop it off in the church office.