Open Circles to Focus on Soul Matters Themes in 2020-2021

by Sheila Sandow

One of the UUSM small-group ministry programs that will be using Soul Matters themes and materials during the 2020-2021 congregational year is Open Circles.

These forums allow participants to connect, share, and explore life journeys, providing a unique opportunity to engage in the spiritual practice of transforming ourselves and the world, and enriching participants’ lives with greater depth of meaning and purpose. By setting aside daily distractions to reflect on personal beliefs, participants share their wisdom and make thoughtful and meaningful connections with one another, leaving each meeting with a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. Newcomers are especially welcome to participate in Open Circles.

During the 2020-2021 congregational year, TWO Open Circle groups (each one meeting twice per month) are again available to all –

  • The Wednesday Evening Open Circle continues its regular meetings on the first 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month, from 7 to 9 pm; and
  • The Monday Evening Open Circle, new this year, meets on 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month, from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Both groups will meet virtually via Zoom until we can all be together in person again. Zoom login information is available by emailing the facilitators, Charles Du Mond (Wednesday evenings), or Kathy Van Leuwen (Monday evenings) at:

Want more information?
To learn more about Open Circles, visit the Open Circles page on UUSM’s website. To learn more about Soul Matters resources and explore how to use them to enhance your own life and that of our community, check out the Soul Matters website. UUSM’s Soul Matters subscription materials are available to all UUSM members and friends, regardless of whether you choose to participate in an Open Circle. For additional information, email Sheila Sandow, Open Circles program coordinator at: