As Parker Palmer reminds us, "Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood." This is how we do it at UU Santa Fe. You will find on this page information about our various spirituality small groups.
“No fixing, no saving, no advising, no setting each other straight.”―Parker Palmer
JOIN A COVENANT GROUP
UU Santa Fe Covenant Groups
Join with others to enhance your connection to your deepest self, your life's gifts and needs greater than your own. UU Santa Fe covenant groups consist of 7-10 people meeting monthly who intentionally and regularly gather to build a sense of community with one another and to share the process of personal spiritual growth. A covenant group offers opportunities for friendship, spiritual growth, mutual responsibility, leadership and service. So, if you're looking for intimacy (fellowship) and ultimacy (meaning), join a Covenant Group!
Questions To Walk With, Not Talk Through
All of our covenant groups have access to Soul Matters convenant group content and may elect to use this content or not as groups may decide. Soul Matters takes a unique approach to questions—using questions as tools for individual exploration. Questions that lead you to deeper, personal learning. That's the Soul Matters approach.
Experience Our Monthly Theme, Not Just Talk About It
Unitarian Universalists want to do more than just read and talk about spiritual topics. Soul Matters participants are challenged with a “spiritual exercise” each month that relates to our topic. That's the Soul Matters experience.
There is no charge, everyone is welcome to participate in a Covenant Group but if you commit to a covenant group, it's important that you commit to regular attendance, too. To register your interest, click here or discuss with Steven Mead, Lifespan Religious Educator. About 60 people participate in our covenant groups. Some of our groups have lasted for 20+ years.
*OPEN GROUP* means the group is looking for and accepting additional members. Check them out!
“Unity in necessary things; freedom in doubtful things; love in all things.”―Marco Antonio de Dominis, Archbishop of Spalato, 1617
Zia Spirituality Group
Zia Spirituality Groups are an inter-spiritual community of small groups of 10-12 people who come from diverse spiritual backgrounds and who gather to support one another on our spiritual journeys in a supportive and affirming environment. Our Zia group is open to those who are involved at UU Santa Fe, from another faith community, and those who might not feel called to a faith community, but desire a supportive community as one grows in their spiritual life. Facilitated by Rev. Tony Thieman-Somora, retired MCC minister. This is an open group―anyone welcome at any time. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Rev. Victoria Stafford reminds us, "not in the binding language of contract, but in the life-sustaining fluency of covenant, from covenir, to ‘travel together’...covenant is the work of intimate justice.”