Shared Interest Groups

First Unitarian offers numerous small group opportunities

Young Adult Group (18-35)

  • Thursday, Nov 2, 7-8:30 pm, Skyline Room. Come hang out with other young adults as we play a board game and chow down! Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks or desserts to share!
  • Young Adult Discussion Circle, Sunday, Nov 12, 12-1:30 pm, Circle Room.
    This month we will focus on the topic of forgiveness. We will incorporate readings, guided questions, and interactive exercises.
  • Young Adult/Senior High Beyoncé MixerFriday, Dec. 1st, 7-11pm in the Senior High Room. We invite the senior high (grades 10-12) and young adults (ages 18-35) to come together for a viewing party and discussion circle on racial justice featuring Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade. Food and drinks provided in the brand new Senior High room!

  • Men’s Support Groups
    Each month, we talk and listen about what’s really going on in our lives. If you are a male-identified member or friend of FUS and want to learn more,please contact  to get on the email list.
  • Dementia Caregivers Support Group
    Third Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am, Senior High Room
  • Women’s Awareness Group
    Monday, November 13, 11:30 am 
    at the home of Adele Hansen;  Sue Mansfield is the cohost. Gather for a potluck lunch, followed by check-ins and a discussion on “1621, A New Look at Thanksgiving,” based on a National Geographic publication of the same name. FUS women are invited to attend. Contact  to RSVP.
  • GPS: Navigating through life together.
    Wednesday, November 8, 7-8:30 pm at FUS.
    The purpose of GPS is to create a safe space to have meaningful conversations, share and learn from each other, and develop deeper relationships within the FUS community. The group is free and open to all who identify as women. Email  for more info.
  • Knitting Group
    Second & Fourth Wednesdays, Nov. 8 & 222-3:30 pm in the Library. Bring your knitting project and enjoy the conversation! For more information, please .
  • Movies and Conversation
    Last Friday of the month. Current releases are chosen via email prior to heading to the theater.  to join the list, see some great films, and enjoy lively discussions!
  • Monthly Game Night
    This family-friendly, intergenerational event takes place at the Society the first Saturday of each month. We play a range of games such as Machi Koro, Settlers of Catan, Legendary, and many more! This monthly game night is free and open to all ages. Please contact Molly Illes at 612-227-8864 or by for more information or just plan to attend the next game night!
  • Crafts & Hobbies Group
    Friday, October 277-9pm in the Dietrich Room. Bring along your favorite craft and enjoy some treats and fun discussions! Please contact  for more information.
  • Circle Suppers: These gatherings, scheduled once per month January through April, provide a great opportunity to share a meal and conversation at the homes of FUS members and friends. Those who sign up are matched with a new group each month with a designated host. Children are invited, too – and we try to schedule families so that children can be with those approximately their same age. November is sign-up month; .

Congregational Care

  • FUS Jobs & Networking GroupSunday, October 1, noon-1:30 pm in the Skyline room. This is a meeting for anyone interested in attaining a new job or in assisting others to do so. For more info about the group, please contact FUS member .
  • Training Workshop for Caring Team Volunteers,Sat., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-noon
    Are you a naturally caring person who likes to help others? This workshop by Rev. Jim and Ministerial Intern Jane will give you tips for making home and hospital visits to FUS members and friends, broaden your understanding of our many Congregational Care efforts, and provide a chance to get your questions answered. Contact  to register.
  • Stop by the Caring Card Basket each Sunday
    Our Caring Card basket is available every week during the mini-meal so you can easily send good wishes to FUS members who are celebrating a joy or facing a challenging time. You share your thoughts, we pay the postage, and positive connections happen!
  • Mental Health Awareness Team
    For more information about this active group, please contact Ministerial Intern .
  • Complimentary Valet Parking Service is available upon request. Please call the FUS office at 612-377-6608 by Thursday if you would like valet service on Sunday morning.

    Unitarian Universalist connections

    Twin Cities Unitarian Universalists of Color
    The People of Color Circle at First Universalist Church is reaching out to Twin Cities congregations to foster greater connections among UUs of color. If you are a person of color interested in learning more, please contact .