An Affinity Group is a member-led, special-interest group whose purpose and activities are consistent with the Mission and Ends of the UUCC, including the group’s ability to create bonds among members and to provide a safe place for transformative experiences.
Most Affinity Groups welcome members and visitors to drop in on their weekly or monthly meetings, such as Lotus Path and Senior Connections. Groups such as the Open Mind Book Club and the Women’s Circle also welcome newcomers but request that you contact the lead facilitator for meeting information.
If you’re a visitor or new member and have questions about the best fit for you at this point in your spiritual journey, please visit the Adult Programming table in Freeman Hall on Sunday mornings or contact the lead facilitator of the group. Their contact information is listed below.
If you would like to submit a request for a new affinity group, please refer to these guidelines and this application form.
(dis)Abled Support and Advocacy Group
3rd Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
This group is a fairly new and exciting endeavor at the UUCC, one that focuses on support and advocacy for the disable/differently abled. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Sigismund Room (next to the CYRE office). The group encompasses people with all types of disabilities and their allies; including those with physical and cognitive conditions, and people with mental health issues or who are neurodivergent. Its mission is to provide support for disabled people and to advocate for issues important to our community. The group is open to members of the UUCC congregation and the larger community. Contacts: Mic Elvenstar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cate Stroud at email@example.com.
Healing Threads: A Prayer Shawl Ministry
2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Meet to knit or crochet together as a spiritual community and to bless the shawls we complete. Shawls are given to Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte members with a significant hardship or loss and to Levine Dickson Hospice House. Contact Kathleen Moloney-Tarr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Friday, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
The Jabberwocks group meets to share our own poems and have them critiqued. We meet at the UUCC on the third Friday of each month, 10 a.m. until noon. Contact: Doris Browder BrowderD@Comporium.net or call 803.329-5764 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. RSVP required to attend.
Sunday mornings 8:00 a.m.
We study and discuss various types of Buddhism and related Eastern spiritual paths, considering how they relate to us today. Each meeting begins and ends with meditation. Contact: Edie Gelber-Beechler, email@example.com.
Open Mind Book Club
1st Monday, 7:00 pm
This group discusses a wide variety of books chosen in advance. We meet on the 1st Monday of the month in the Conference Room. Click here for a full list of book titles for the current program year. Contact: Gwynne Movius firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
We will eat, light a chalice at 12:45, read some well-chosen words, have a check in, (which might take an hour), and deal with topics as a group of Unitarian Universalist adults who use reason, critical thinking, and scientific approach. Contact: Rich Greene at email@example.com.
2nd Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Our primary focus is connection through camaraderie as we explore interesting topics, listen to guest speakers and make time for fun. It will help to know if you plan to join us (but RSVP is not required). Contact: Jane Kusterer at Kusterernc@gmail.com or (704) 591-0901. For help connecting through Zoom: Eve Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCC Hiking Group
Hikes are planned once a month and vary in location and exertion. Details of planned hikes are announced in our weekly newsletter, Currents, the weekly Order of Service and through group email. Contact Rita Heath Singer at email@example.com for more information.