Adult Spiritual Growth

Small Group Ministry in Covenant Groups

One of the things that so impressed me with this church was the many small groups offered. From men’s and women’s groups, book clubs, adult religious education, exercise and even hobby groups. So how do Covenant Groups differ from all the other small groups? Covenant Groups are led by trained co-facilitators. Working from a monthly … Continued

Buddhist Meditation

Friendship Sangha of the Heart The Friendship Sangha of the Heart practices mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  We gather every Monday for an  evening of meditation which includes silent sitting meditation, silent walking meditation, inspirational readings, music, singing, chanting, and an opportunity to share about our meditation practice. This weekly program … Continued

CUUPS Ventura, Celebrating Earth Centered Spirituality

The Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) at UUCV is a group whose members honor the cycle of the seasons and explore Earth-centered spiritual practices. Together, the group learns about Paganism and how to do small, large, or individual rituals; learns and sings chants, and makes music; and establishes sacred space.The group extols loving the planet and one other.  Both experienced Pagans and … Continued

Men’s 5th Tuesday Potluck

On a month with a 5th Tuesday, generally four times a year, all men in the church community are invited to a 5th Tuesday Potluck  Dinner.  These potlucks are followed by a program on men’s issues and provide an opportunity for men to form new committed Men’s Groups.  Visitors and newcomers are welcome.   Days: … Continued

Monthly Theme Chat with Beverly

On the first Sunday of each month, meet at the couches in the West Alcove from 11:15 – 11:30, for a discussion of this month’s worship theme. Beverly Jordan, UUCV Membership Manager, facilitates an open discussion where we will explore topics from the sermon and share our thoughts and inquiries. Join in! 2015-2016 Themes November—Transformation … Continued

T’ai Chi Chih

T’ai Chi Chih(R) is offered by Lisa Otero, an accredited instructor who has been a practitioner for 20 years. The classes teach and practice a set of 19 gentle movements and one pose that focus on developing, activating, circulating, and balancing the body’s intrinsic energy, called Chi. This moving meditation is easy to learn and … Continued