Welcome to Our 2017 - 2018 Covenant Groups!

It’s not always easy to find your way into a vibrant congregation. It seems everyone knows everyone else and you may wonder how you can find your place and join the fun. Covenant Groups are small groups of 6-10 people which meet twice a month and are designed to build centers of trust and friendship by sharing and listening to each other ponder a wide range of topics. Each group is lead by a trained facilitator and are guided by the Covenant we establish during the first meeting.  The Covenant is the promise we make - the ground rules for our meetings - creating a safe environment and enabling our group to build trust and friendships.

Why should I join a Covenant Group? Covenant Groups encourage spiritual growth and helps members develop relationships of substance and depth.

Covenant Groups…

  • Encourage people to listen, talk, learn, work and play over time.
  • Offer expanding opportunities for growth, caring, connection with our congregation.
  • Offer affiliative networks, mutual responsibility, leadership opportunities, and a way for people to build and strengthen our community.

The Meeting…

  • Chalice lighting and reading
  • Check in
  • Readings (usually a paragraph or two)
  • Questions based on the topic and readings
  • Sharing - each member takes a few minutes to voice their thoughts on the topics/questions while the other members quietly listen
  • Likes, Wishes and Take-aways
  • Closing words and extinguishing the chalice

What is my commitment? Attend your group sessions the 2nd and 4th weeks of the months, October through June; abide by the set of relational ground rules (Covenant) established by the group; and engage in a service project for the congregation.

This year we have five groups! (Sign up for the Humanist Covenant Group is separate.  Please email Eileen Duffy to receive information about this group:  dufhet@earthlink.net). 

To sign up for any of the following groups, click here to register online or sign up during Coffee Hour after Sunday service or email Patti McCall at covenantgroups@wsuu.org

  • Monday, 10 - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday 10 - 11:30 am (This group is full)
  • Thursday Elders, 10 - 11:30 am. Cancelled
  • Tuesday 7 - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7 - 8:30 pm

Questions? Ask or email Patti McCall: covenantgroups@wsuu.org