Adult Programs

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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 on Zoom and in the OUUF Sanctuary (hybrid meeting, please RSVP).

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Current Events Discussion Group

As a group we believe there is a difference between waiting and keeping vigil. “ Anxious, impatient waiting is just waiting. But waiting with purpose, hope, and love is vigilant waiting.” We warmly invite you to join us in our vigilant waiting to enhance our understanding of current events and provide emotional support to one another in community, responding to them with vigor. Ideas for social action initiatives are referred to the Social Justice Committee for consideration.

We meet the third Friday of the month at 7pm on Zoom and in the OUUF sanctuary (hybrid meeting, please RSVP)
Convenor Don Leake Co-convenor Helen Kopp

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What Would Jesus Do? Covenant Group

You are warmly invited to join us in exploring Christian Renewal Within Unitarian Universalism: Returning To The Heart Of Jesus Consciousness , the title of a workshop conducted by UU Minister Matthew Johnson. The core values which Jesus embodied are authentically expressed in the seven Principles and six Sources of Unitarian Universalism, and lived out in UU congregations. Spiritual seekers from traditional Christian churches are also welcome in our group! (Our group was inspired by a book entitled The Great Spiritual Migration, by Brian McLaren, as well).

We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm on Zoom and in the OUUF sanctuary (hybrid meeting, please RSVP).
Convenor: Don Leake, UU Christian

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Poetry Group

This is a combined program of the Oberlin and Olmsted congregations and meets entirely on Zoom. Members of this group bring poems to share.  We read the poems out loud and then discuss them.  Some people bring a poem they have written; some bring a poem that is written by someone else, but catches their eye.  Bringing a poem is not required to attend the meeting.  We meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 8 pm.  All are welcome.

Listening to Marginalized Writers Book Group

This is a combined program of the Oberlin and Olmsted congregations and meets entirely on Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Every month we read a book by a marginlized writer (person of color, disabled, queer, etc.) and meet to discuss it on zoom, joined by the writers themselves when possible, or watching an interview together when a live visit can’t be arranged.  Our general format is a half an hour of discussing the book on our own and then an hour with the author.

Game Night

We gather on the second Friday evening of the month to play board games and eat pizza and other snacks.  During COVID, we have been doing Game Night on-line, but hope to get back to doing it entirely in-person soon.