Covenant Groups

For information about covenant group meetings, contact the office at by calling 440-775-0355 or send us a message through the secure form.

OUUF Men’s Group

The mission of the OUUF Men’s Group is to:

  • Support each other as men for positive participation in living the Unitarian Universalist principles in our personal and community lives.
  • Strengthen our bond and covenant together, expressing feelings at deepening levels, speaking from the heart and listening actively without judgment.
  • Facilitate personal and congregational spiritual growth in beloved community.

Our relationships exist in the space between us, which is sacred (Martin Buber). We honor that space through the use of Essential Silence, I-Statements, and Active Deep Listening.

Come once a week, once a month, or once a year.  If you identify as male and generally agree with the principles of Unitarian Universalism we hope to see you here.

Men’s Group meets Mondays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Men’s Group currently meets via Zoom.

Current Events Discussion Group

The Current Events Discussion Group meets once a week to discuss topics including but not limited to the election, the pandemic, climate change, and racial justice. It is difficult to overstate the intense emotions we share related to the pandemic, the risk in the upcoming election to the primary preservation of democracy, the movement for racial justice and police reform, and a fundamentally critical year in the climate change battle. Although the intention of the conveners is to provide a platform to give voice to those emotions, this discussion group is primarily conceptualized to be a forum for intellectual, cognitive discussion of the issues.

The Current Events Discussion Group meets Fridays, 7:00pm-9:00pm. The Current Events Discussion Group currently meets via Zoom.

Witnessing Whiteness Covenant Group

To dismantle racism, we have to recognize whiteness. How do we do that? Together.

This monthly covenant group explores the culture of whiteness that enables and maintains racism. Participants support each other in exploring our own racial identities and inadvertent complicity with systems of oppression. We learn to be vulnerable together, with the intention of becoming trustworthy allies for racial justice.

We use the book, Witnessing Whiteness and its accompanying curriculum, by Shelly Tochluk.

Living with Change Covenant Group

This group covenants to support and care for one another, to nourish our personal energies, our spiritual growth. We reach for deeper understanding of difficult topics as we adapt to life’s changes, big and small. We celebrate together. We normally meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:00 in the afternoon. “Everyone welcome! God Optional.”

 

The SCJ acts to promote social justice activities, hoping to involve most of the congregation in one way or another to support important community efforts. The Social Justice Committee currently focuses their efforts in these areas:

  1. Environmental concerns.
  2. Social concerns that may include:
  • Immigration
  • Equity in Racial & Criminal Justice
  • LGBTQQIA rights
  • Action to ease homelessness through such groups as Neighborhood Alliance of Lorain County
  • Reproductive and healthcare freedom
  • Human trafficking