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Discussion Groups

For further information about any of these activities, please contact the UUFA office at 515-292-5960 or


Buddhism Discussion Group

A group of like-minded individuals seeking to further and deepen their understanding of Buddhism through shared readings, discussion and exploration of terms and concepts.  This group meets on second and fourth Sundays at 4:30.



Climate Solutions Circle

The Climate Solutions Circle gathers each month to discuss and explore possible solutions to the ever-growing climate change problem.  This group strives to become a force for action among Unitarian Universalists and other faiths in the community.



Heretics and Spirituality

This reading and discussion group focuses primarily on topics of religion, society, education, philosophy, politics and humanities.  The Heretics & Spirituality group eschews conventional religious and theological doctrines in favor of a more critical and liberal approach to spirituality and personal growth.  Members represent a variety of religious and humanist backgrounds and find that an active quest for discovery along with nurturing each other in their quests is a valuable, supportive and productive way to develop personal spirituality.  Book choices have ranged from nonfiction about art, philosophy and law to fiction of the undead, contemporary fantasy, science fiction and literature spanning several difficult-to-describe genres.  Occasionally the group chooses a movie to watch and discuss.  Conversations are always lively, vigorous and respectful among the members who covenant to value diverse contributions and always leave as friends.  New members are always welcome, as the reading material changes often.  



​Persephone's Children

Persephone's Children is a spirituality group meeting, following the structure of a Reclaiming Tradition workshop/ritual and use the Circles of Support Ground Rules of Diana's Grove.  Newcomers are welcome!  They meet on the third Thursday of each month, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the UUFA.



Skadberg Science Circle

The Skadberg Science Circle discusses scientific news and topics virtually via email, and occasionally in person at the UUFA.  Interested?  Contact the office today!  



Soul Matters Small Group Listening Circles

Soul Matters Listening Circles provide participants an opportunity to practice activities provided by Soul Matters (a thematic ministry program across many UUA congregations), read thematic materials and view videos, and then share their thoughts on the monthly topic.  Groups do require pre-registration, but meet at various times throughout each month.  If you're interested, please contact Rev. McKusick.


UU Women's Book Group

The UU Women's Book Group is a book discussion group meeting the first Monday of every month during the school year. This group is open to women interested in literature and discussing the ideas and themes presented in the books. It is a democratic group -- everyone suggests books suitable for discussion and then everyone votes and we build our reading list from the top vote getting books.

This group has a core of 10-12 women who attend every month and many more that join us when they can and when the book selection interests them.

Discussions are lively, far-ranging, and interesting. Our only requirement is that you have a passion for reading. We read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, historical fiction, young adult books, books on spirituality, local authors, science fiction; nearly every genre has been read and enjoyed. We welcome opposing viewpoints on books that we read because it deepens our appreciation and understanding of the books.



Women of Wisdom

Women Of Wisdom is a group for UU women "over the speed limit" (60+). WOW is an open group and welcomes new members for refreshment of mind, soul, and body.  Meetings are at 3:30 pm on the third Monday of each month.  



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