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Interest Groups

UUCOV has several interest groups to choose from that meet either monthly or weekly, depending on the group.

Meditation, Wellness Walking, Socrates Cafe, Plato's Circle, Book Group and more. See the newsletter or calendar for more information.

Interest Groups News

Interest Groups

978 080703261 9Book Club
The Book Club meets in Waters Hall at 1:30pm on the second Thursdays of the month. On January 11th,we will discuss “Noon at Tiffany”s” by Echo Herons.
We will also consider one of this year’s two communal reads, ‘Daring Democracy’ by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen for the February selection. This would allow our group to be in sync with the UUCOV calendar and allow you to check out one of the copies being purchased by UUCOV.

Meditation
The Mindfulness Meditation group resumes Wednesday meetings on January 3rd in Waters Hall A, 6:00-7:30pm. Julie Jons will facilitate through14 February. After a short reading and discussion, followed by gentle stretches, Julie will guide the group in silent meditation; all meditators (beginning and experienced) are welcome. If you have any questions, contact Julie   402-708-6508

platoPlato’s Circle
Plato's Circle will meet Wednesday, January 3rd, 1-3pm at Waters Hall. We’ll examine how the words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel. There will be a brief introduction by a Ted Talk speaker regarding words changes in response to cultural expectations, followed by discussion.

 

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Meet in Waters Hall on Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. We need all types of workers: bag cutters, plarn (plastic yarn) makers, and especiallyplastic grocery bags 3601377 ver1.0 640 360 crocheters! There is on-the-job training!!! Contact Judy Heipel 813-924-3387

Socrates Café
Socrates Cafe are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiencessocratescolor while embracing the central theme of Socratizing, the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others. Beginning in December, our Café will meet every third Wednesday of the month in Waters Hall at 1pm,. Spread the word that the general public is welcome and invited.

walkingLeftWellness Walking
This group begins again with Marianne Lombard on January 13, meeting each Saturday through April, 10:30-12:00 at Pinebrook Park, 1251 Pinebrook Rd. Park at the tennis courts. Our walks, with awareness, will include light exercises (breathing, posture, stretching). Donations to UUCOV are welcome. If you have questions, contact Marianne - - 941-485-5270

Writer’s Support Group
Share your writing - poetry or prose - fiction or your own life journey - in a supportive environment of fellow writers on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1-3pm,will Waters Hall. In January, the first meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 2nd, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Sylvia Hancock’s home, 1318 Still River Drive, Venice Questions? Call Sylvia at 360-460-8593.

Interest Groups

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The Book Club meets in Waters Hall A at 1:30pm on the second Thursday of the month. On December 14th we will discuss “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky” by Heidi W. Durrow.

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Mindfulness Meditation
The Mindfulness Meditation group meets Wednesdays, Waters Hall from 6-7:30pm. After the meeting on December 6, the group will take a holiday break and resume on January 3. During the months of January and February, the facilitator will be Julie Jons. Her focus will be the Brahmanic (now Hindu) tradition into which the Buddha was born. Linda Kabo will return to lead the group on March 14.

 

 Plato's Circle
Plato's Circle meets first Wednesdays of the month at Asta Linder B, 1-3pm.plato

 

 

Socrates Cafe
Socrates Cafe are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiencessocratescolor while embracing the central theme of Socratizing, the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others. Beginning in December, our Café will meet every third Wednesday of the month in Waters Hall A at 1pm. Spread the word that the general public is welcome and invited.

Writer’s Support Group
Share your writing - poetry or prose - fiction or your own life journey - in a supportive environment of fellow writers on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1-3pm, Waters Hall. Call Sylvia Hancock 360-460-8593 for additional information.

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Meet in Waters Hall on Saturday, December 2 and 16, 10am-12pm. We need all types of workers: bag cutters, plarn (plastic yarn) makers, and especially crocheters! There is on-the-job training!!! Contact Judy Heipel 813-924-3387.

Wellness Walking
  Thwalkinge group will not meet again until January.