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Connecting

We invite and encourage all congregants to participate in congregational life, and we create opportunities, through social and spiritual fellowship, for everyone to form deep and lasting connections. We create meaningful connections with other Unitarian Universalists, and with other religious and service groups.

Our congregation is known for being warm and welcoming. Our congregation embraces diversity of age, racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and economic situation. This means that whoever you are, however you come to us, we welcome your presence among us.

UUSM provides a host of opportunities to connect. We enjoy having fun together! Sunday morning worship is the center of our life together as a community, but it is just the beginning. Most days of the week, there are opportunities to be in meaningful relationship with other people — to learn, to have fun, to share and listen deeply. If you are just getting to know us, consider attending one of the Sunday between-service discussions, participating in a newcomers' circle gathering, or lending a hand on a social justice activity. They are great ways to meet new people and learn what our congregation is all about. If you are looking to deepen your relationship with our spiritual community, Chalice Circles, special events and social justice projects offer opportunities for deep reflection, service and connection.

UUSM also celebrates the diversity and good work of the larger Unitarian Universalist movement. We collaborate with local congregations on special projects and are active in the good work of the national Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Service Committee and UU California Legislative Ministry.

Check out some of the following activities which will help connect you with our congregation:

  • Chalice Circles
  • Knitting group
  • Age-ing to Sage-ing group
  • Meditation group
  • Adult Religious Education classes
  • Youth outings
  • Children's RE classes
  • Sunday morning discussion series
  • Habitat for Humanity build days
  • Second Harvest food pantry work days
  • Home and Hope (rotating homeless family shelter)
  • Holiday Events (December Hanging of the Greens, Passover Seder)