Fellowship Groups (FGs) provide an opportunity for participants to build relationships through the deep sharing of thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As they listen respectfully to the reflections and opinions of others, without judgment or debate, participants broaden their perspectives, develop trust, and benefit from shared wisdom. The empathy and deep listening skills developed in Fellowship Groups lead to many deep and rewarding friendships, as well as to the strength and health of our church community.
In small groups guided by facilitators, people with different beliefs and perspectives share of themselves, learn from each other, and seek to deepen their understanding of what it means to be human.
FGs at UUCCH affirm and promote:
- Tolerance and acceptance
- Open expression in a safe atmosphere
- Diversity without divisiveness
- Welcoming new participants
During this time of COVID, we have learned that virtual FGs work! While they offer a different experience than face-to-face conversations, the ability to see the facial expressions of group members as well as hear their voices helps foster a strong sense of connection between participants. For those with internet issues, consider joining a group by phone. There is a “regular” phone number to call and facilitators are skilled at including “phone only” participants in the process.
Contact any FG facilitator with questions or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org