Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these programs have been suspended or moved online. Please check the newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

On this page, you’ll find information about our many social and special-interest groups. If you’re looking for information about adult Religious Education programming, like Wonderful Wednesdays & Touchstones groups, go here.

White Oak Grove UU Pagans

1st Sunday of the month at 1pm

Interested in Paganism? Wondering what it’s about? Join the White Oak Grove CUUPs group. All who follow an Earth Centered Tradition are welcome. Seekers and questioners, and even the mildly curious – please join us! Contact us at whiteoakgrovecuups@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

India House Lunch Group

Every Tuesday at noon

Members of the congregation gather at India House Restaurant (6430 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park) for great food and conversation. Anyone is welcome, no reservation is necessary, and our group even gets a discount price! Contact group leader Tom Little at thelazybirder@comcast.net for details or to be added to the email list. 

Men’s Golf Group

Wednesdays at 3pm, seasonally

The group gathers for a round of golf followed by a meal, each week rotating golf courses and restaurants. For details about upcoming outings, check the Kairos newsletter or contact group leader Ed Foster at thistletwo@aol.com. 

Ramblers

2nd Sunday of the month, following church service

For more than twenty five years, groups of intrepid individuals have scheduled a monthly walk in a beautiful park or conservation area. We walk at a relaxed pace for about an hour to an hour and a half. We enjoy birds, wildflowers, and each other’s company. Come with us! Upcoming Rambles are listed in the Kairos newsletter. For more details or to be added to our group email list, contact Francie Barnes at francie.barnes@gmail.com. 

Lee & Ogle County Meet-Up

This is a small group that gathers for potluck and community, to help foster connections amongst those who live in Lee & Ogle counties, some distance from the church. For more information, contact Donna Ducharme at dducharme@grics.net.

Library Team

Meets one Sunday per month, after service

This group works to update the resources available in our church library. For more information, contact Mike Ullrich at yogabiker3@hotmail.com.

Listening Campaign

This is a group of “listeners” to foster deep connection, awareness, and compassion within our community. Participate in one-on-one conversations that provide a space to peel the layers of our public selves to reveal our shared humanity, strengthening our bonds with one and other. For more information, contact Ellyn Ahmer (ellyn.ahmer@gmail.com) or Teresa Wilmot (teresa.wilmot@gmail.com).

Wesley Willows

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:00AM

Residents of Wesley Willows gather with Rev. Matthew to chat about the world, life, the upcoming theme, and whatever else is on their mind. All are welcome.