Return to Programs for Adults

Shared Interest Groups

Until further notice, face-to-face programming at the Society is on hold. The activities listed below were previously scheduled, but may or may not happen.


First Unitarian offers numerous small group opportunities


Social Activities

Join us for online coffee hour via Zoom, starting around 11:15 am each Sunday after Assembly. Our weekly social time now has themed breakout rooms to help you catch up and connect. The link will be provided in the assembly chat toward the end of assembly, or you can use these:


Happy Humanists: An FUS Happy Hour, Friday, April 2, 5-6:30 pm via Zoom. Bring a snack or beverage and celebrate the arrival of the weekend with other members and friends of FUS. Join us for lively conversation and see familiar and new faces.


The FUS Crafts and Hobbies group meets on second Fridays (April 9) from 7:00-9:00 pm via Zoom. Come share your projects and catch up with other FUS members and friends. Contact Lynn to receive the email with the Zoom link.


The FUS Knitting Group meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (April 14 & 28) in the afternoon via Zoom. If you’d like to be “looped” in, contact Joyce Riedesel.


Affinity Groups

YAAAS (Young Adult Activities At the Society), a group for those in their 20s to mid-30s, offers social activities, reflection circles, book discussions, and more. To join the email list and get connected, contact Rev. Jim.

Living with Grief, Wednesday, April 7, 7-8:00 pm via Zoom. If you’ve lost a loved one in the past year or so, you are invited to this come-when-you-can gathering facilitated by Rev. Jim Foti. We’ll check in about our grief journeys, discuss the many paths that grief can take, and consider the challenges that this especially isolating time has posed. If you might be interested in attending or have questions, please contact Rev. Jim.

Men’s Group, Sunday, April 11, noon-1:00 pm via Zoom. Join us the second Sunday of each month, when we talk and listen about what’s really going on in our lives. Male-identified members and friends of FUS who would like to get on the email list for the Zoom information should contact Dave.

Women’s Awareness Group (WAG) meets at 11:30 am on 2nd Mondays (April 12), via Zoom, which can be accessed by computer or dialed into from any kind of phone, including landlines. Please contact Rev. David for Zoom information.


Connect

If you are on Facebook, join our Members and Friends group. Share what you’re up to and how you’re doing.

The First Unitarian Society Exchange (FUS Exchange) is an email-based community of members, friends and staff of the Society (technically a Google Group). Any member of the list may post to the full list and will receive posts sent by all other list members. It is a means of sharing ideas and thoughts, and the ministers sometimes use the Exchange to share Zoom links for meetings. More info and sign-up links are available here.


Congregational Care

Please keep us updated on how you’re doing. Struggling with isolation? Job loss? Illnesses among your friends or relatives? Grief and anger? Your ministers are here for you, and we have dozens of volunteers available to help with errands, isolation, technology issues, and more.

We are continuing to mention Joys and Sorrows during our Assembly on Sunday for those who are comfortable sharing their life milestones in an online format. Please send items to joysandsorrows@firstunitarian.org.

Caring for Your Mental Health: FUS is a member congregation of Mental Health Connect, which helps individuals and families find mental health services. Visit www.mhconnect.org or call 612-312-3377, and a confidential and experienced navigator will return your call between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

The Dementia Caregivers Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month (April 20)at 10:30 am via Zoom. For the link and more information, contact FUS member Deb Snouffer, an Alzheimer’s Association trained facilitator.


Keep in touch with FUS members

If you are on Facebook, join our Members and Friends group. Share what you’re up to and how you’re doing.

The First Unitarian Society Exchange (FUS Exchange) is an email-based community of members, friends and staff of the Society (technically a Google Group). Any member of the list may post to the full list and will receive posts sent by all other list members. It is a means of sharing ideas and thoughts, and the ministers sometimes use the Exchange to share Zoom links for meetings. More info and sign-up links are available here.

Need a directory? FUS members in good standing are eligible to receive a directory of members, which can be helpful for sending cards and otherwise staying connected. Please contact the FUS office.

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