All we do is Faith Development

All We Teach is Unitarian Universalism

The Congregation is the Curriculum

We believe learning and spiritual growth are a lifelong process. The Adult Lifespan Faith Development Program at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden seeks to help  us understand our own spiritual and religious journey, deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism, develop our own individual spirituality and related spiritual practices, and teach leadership, organizing, and other life skills.  We expect each member and staff person to engage actively in their ongoing spiritual growth.


Upcoming Classes, Discussions, and Workshops

Gong Meditation

Mondays at 6:-7 pm
Facilitator: Denise Picard
Where: UUCM, 328 Paddock Ave.

A Tibetan lama was asked how do you teach a child to meditate? His answer was to ring a bell and wait for the sound to disappear. The gong experience is a sound immersion of emotional crescendos accented by periods of silence, listening for the fade to infinity… Come join us as we journey together into the deep space of your interior. No experience needed, just a set of ears.
Join Dennis in-person on Monday evenings at UUCM, 384 Paddock Avenue


Knitting Meet Up Group 

Wednesday,  Oct 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Facilitator: Trish Schneider 
where: UUCM, 328 Paddock Ave.

Knitting Meet-Up, but not just knitting! Bring your own fiber arts project, whether you embroider, crochet, or needle felt, all are welcome to work on their own projects in our shared space. In order to maintain safety and follow social distancing guidelines, group number is limited to 12 people; please register in advance by emailing Trish at All are welcome!


Minister’s Book Group

Wednesday,  1st Wednesdays of the month at Noon
Facilitator: Rev. Tony Lorenzen
where: MUUS, 283 Main St. N, Southbury, CT and Zoom

he Minister’s Book Group meets 1st Wednesdays of the month at NOON at MUUS’s new location: 283 Main St. N., Southbury (UCC Church) and on Zoom at

Read novels with spiritual and religious themes & discuss them with Rev. Tony The books span a wide spiritual/religious spectrum & a variety of fiction sub-genres.

The schedule and Book List for our 2021 meetings:
Oct. 6th: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – 256 pages, Science
Nov. 3rd : The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – 336 pages, Judaism
Dec. 1st: The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood – 368 pages, Islam
All titles are also available as audiobooks.




Click Here to See the Full list of Adult Religious Exploration Class and Gathering


Soul Circles are a small group ministry that meets on Zoom.  Each group will meet twice a month (moving to once a month as time goes on or when the corona virus crisis has passed). The meetings will consist of 8-12 people gathering on Zoom for a  time of reflection and sharing. The sessions are times to support each other and listen to each other and thereby deepen relationships and trust with each other. Each gathering will include a chalice lighting, a time to check in and share joys and concerns, a time for reflecting on questions and resources related to our monthly theme, closing words, and extinguishing the chalice.  The reflection material will come from Soul Matters and be available at the beginning of each month on our website and be emailed directly to participants.  Zoom meeting room information will be given to you upon registration.

If you need a Zoom tutorial, contact Rev. Tony.

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