Open Circles are small-group forums which allow participants to connect, share, and explore life journeys. As a religious community, we aspire to open our hearts and minds. Open Circles provide a unique opportunity to engage in the spiritual practice of transforming ourselves and the world. The purpose of these groups is to enrich our lives with greater depth of meaning and purpose. Open Circle practices deepen our Unitarian Universalist faith.

We meet in groups of six to ten participants twice each month for about two hours each time. By setting aside daily distractions to reflect on our lives and beliefs, we share our wisdom and make thoughtful and meaningful connections with one another. We leave each meeting with a deeper understanding of ourselves and each other.

A brochure providing a more extensive description of this small-group ministry can be previewed and/or downloaded below.

Open Circles — 2019-2020 Congregational Year

September 2019 through May/June 2020:

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings (2nd & 4th in January only), 7-9 pm, Hemingway Lounge
  • 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 pm, Cottage Living Room

During the 2019-2020 congregational year, each of our Open Circle groups will meet twice each month to discuss various aspects of the congregational themes, with a special emphasis on the material contained in the Touchstones journal. A schedule of Open Circle meeting dates for the 2019-2020 congregational year and a listing of the congregational themes for the 2019-2020 year are available for preview or download below.

For more information, contact the Open Circles Program Coordinator.