Find Online Community
“The places we are seen and heard are holy places.” —Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
Finding places to be seen and heard is an important step on the quest for meaning. We have developed a number of small groups and subcommunities, and will continue to do so as the need arises. If you do not see a group that you desire, please contact Terri Burnor, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let her know what you are looking for. We are happy to experiment with formats and venues.
Covenant for online groups:
As we become an online community, it is important to clarify group values and expectations. We seek to create a safe and welcoming space and will operate under the following principles:
RESPECT—Our overarching value will be one of respect for self and others as well as for people and ideas we may disagree with. We will value the worth and dignity of all people.
TOLERANCE AND APPRECIATION OF DIVERSITY—We will seek to operate under a "both/and" rather than an "either/or" philosophy (i.e., we will honor others' paths and welcome differences.
COMPASSION—Ours is a group with a spirit of caring and support. We will seek to encourage and lift one another up—especially in difficult times.
CONFIDENTIALITY—What is shared in the closed group stays in the closed group.
ACCOUNTABILITY—We will hold each other accountable to these shared values (lovingly), and in the rare case that a post is offensive or inappropriate (it is okay to say "ouch"), the post will be removed by the moderator. Let the journey begin!
The place to go to be in touch with the whole community. Sundays, joys and sorrows are shared. Visit our Facebook page.
If you dislike facebook, and prefer a listserve, UUA-L is a place for sharing and deepening. Joys and sorrows are also shared there on Sundays. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you attend worship or read blogs and wish to deepen your reflections on one of the monthly themes, this is a group in which to do so. The group remains as the themes change.
Closed small groups, theme based: Each month, as a new theme evolves, facebook groups will open for 12 people who want to share at least three times per week. These are not groups for lurkers! Participation is expected! If you are interested, email Terri Burnor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Groups on Facebook
Youth/ Young Adults of Color Group
Contact Monica Cummings, MCummings@uua.org. Ages 15-35.
Contact Rev. Lynn Ungar, CLF Minister for Lifespan Learning, email@example.com
Contact Terri Burnor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families / Military group
Interested? We're looking for volunteer leadership to start a Facebook group. Contact Shawna Foster, CLF Military Ministry Intern.
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Discussion list for Church of the Larger Fellowship members
The content of this discussion list is unrestricted but will focus on issues of and relating to the religious interests of our members. CLF-L enables our members to connect with one another and share resources, compare religious experiences and programs, and find support as Unitarian Universalists isolated by chance or by choice. Volume can be high, if this will be a problem for you, please select the digest format.