Adults

Upcoming Events

Affinity Groups

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 the Hiking and Walking Groups and Senior Connections. Groups such as the Open Mind Book Club and Lotus Path 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, 11:30 a.m.

The Disability Support and Advocacy Group meets the third Sunday of each month in Sigismund, welcoming those with any type of physical or mental health challenge, as well as allies and friends. Contacts: Mic Elvenstar at dearmic@earthlink.net or Cate Stroud at catestroud@gmail.com.

Happy Wanderers Walking Group

Tuesdays

The UUCC Walking Group walks once a week on the Charlotte area greenways. All are welcome, regardless of fitness level. Contact Erica Blake at elbla@live.com for more information.

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 KinderMourn. Contact Kathleen Moloney-Tarr at krmt1923@gmail.com.

Hiking Group

Saturdays

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 jsinger@carolina.rr.com for more information.

Jabberwocks

3rd Friday, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

The Jabberwocks group meets to share our own poems and have them critiqued. We meet via Zoom 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.

Lotus Path

Sunday mornings via Zoom

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, erg_b2@hotmail.com.

Luna Rising

Luna Rising is an annual event held at the UUCC which celebrates the feminine spirit.  Since 2010, Luna has offered opportunities to create community among those who live their lives as girls (7+), women, femmes, or who identify as non-binary and celebrate the feminine energy in their lives. In addition to both opening and closing ceremonies, workshops are offered that spark creativity and stimulate minds, bodies and spirits. Luna Rising is intentionally intergenerational and open to the public.

The Luna Rising Planning Committee meets regularly throughout much of the year to prepare for an annual festival held on a Saturday in February or March at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte. Contact: Kimberly Melton kmelton@kmelton.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 gmovius@usa.com.

Religious Humanism

1st Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

We will eat, light a chalice at 11:45, 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 rkgreene66@gmail.com.

Seniors Share

1st Wednesday, 4 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.