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First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00-9:00 PM
Veatch Terrace Room
Facilitators: Gerry Laytin and Stephen Ruocco
To join this SGM group, please register below, or contact Committee Liaison, Lea Titza (Ltitza@uucsr.org or 516.472.2975).
Covenant Groups are another name for this vital part of our congregation. Groups of up to twelve people meet monthly, to reflect upon and discuss significant life topics.
In some UU settings, the groups are called Covenant Groups because UUs use the concept of a covenant to guide our relationships. A covenant is a set of promises that we make with one another. We promise to be a community of faith, rather than adhere to a set creed. In Small Group Ministry, we covenant on a small scale in much the same way that we covenant with our larger faith community. We promise to act in good faith.
Small groups are great places to get to know other people, and to get to know yourself. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation, and with that which is sacred.
Whether the topic is “good and evil,” “mindful living,” or “letting go,” the conversation is respectful and supportive and leads to greater understanding. Each session, facilitated by two trained members of the congregation, allows all participants the opportunity to share their perspectives and listen deeply. The time together is structured: groups begin and end with centering readings and often include a time of silence before the sharing begins. We invite you to join a small group.