Thinking about joining one of the Small Group Ministry Circles at First Unitarian? The fall semester is underway and spaces are available for those seeking connections as part of our church community.

Chalice Circles and Soul Circles follow the Small Group Ministry format guidelines of mindful speaking and listening. While Chalice Circles can have varied topics for reflection, Soul Circles will focus on a specific topic.

Being a member of a Small Group Ministry Circle is a six to eight session commitment, with most groups meeting virtually or in person twice a month. It is important to maintain this commitment as after the first few sessions the groups become more cohesive and meaningful. After you sign up, you will be contacted by your group facilitator with more information and to answer any questions you may have. There is also the possibility of sitting in on a circle, to know if it could work for you, in an orientation session where the whole group tells their story.


Small Group Ministry Groups at First Unitarian

Fall Semester 2021

These are the groups available in Chalice Circles and Soul Circles this semester.

If you are interested in joining one of the groups, please download an editable sign up form by clicking here.

Chalice Circle Dates and Times

CC1- Every Other Tuesday Morning/ 10am-Noon

CC2- 2nd & 4th Tuesday Mornings /10am- Noon

CC3- 2nd & 4th Friday Mornings /9:30am- 11:30am

CC4- Every Other Monday Evening/ 7pm/Tiverton

CC 5- 1st & 3rd Tuesday Evenings /7pm-9pm

CC6- 1st & 3rd Wednesday Evenings /7pm-9pm

CC7- Virtual Session Only (New offering, date & time: TBD)

Soul Circles Dates, Times and Focus

SC1- My Age, My Voice Intergenerational Circle: 2nd Monday/month 7-9pm

SC2- Creative Aging Circle: Weekly Friday afternoons 1:30-3pm

SC3- Women’s Well-Being Soul Circle: 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings 7-9pm

SC4- Grief Journey: Every Other Sunday evening 5:30-7pm

SC5- Living LGBTQ+: Every other Thursday evening 7pm

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Downing Taylor or call the church office.