Deepening Connections in Small Groups
An opportunity to connect and share in a small group setting

Small Groups provide a connected reflective space in which to explore in matters great and small, applying our monthly themes to the world and to your life. Group leaders are offered training in facilitating group discussions, and a monthly packet of materials is provided to support reflection on the theme. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attendance during their group’s duration. Each group is also asked to participate in a service project to benefit the congregation or larger community. Registration begins in September. You are always welcome to sample a Small Group by attending the Thursday Evening “Open” Drop-in Group. For more information, scroll down to see meeting times and registration information.

PLEASE NOTE: Our meetings are currently online. Please contact for more information. Open drop-in groups are listed on our Weekly Programs.


Groups Open to All 

UUCP Open Drop-In Group – Thursday Night  — no need to register!

Drop in to experience the connection, and to see what Small Groups are all about.

Meets virtually the Third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.  See our weekly e-newsletter, Compass, and our Weekly Programs, for meeting information.

Facilitator: Linda Vance

Contact Linda at

Meets September – May


Beatitudes Group  – click to register

Join residents of the Beatitudes campus and friends in the area for a time of thoughtful reflection and good humor.

When Beatitudes allows meetings, this small group will resume gatherings once or twice a month, in the conference room in the Beatitudes main building.

Facilitators:  Ellie Anderla and Ellie Murphy.  Contact:

Meets year-round


Friendship Village Group – click to register

Engaging discussion in a comfortable setting with Friendship Village residents and those who live nearby.

When Friendship Village allows meetings, this small group will resume gatherings at 2625 E. Southern Avenue.

Facilitator: Libby Walker.  Contact:

Meets  October-May


North Central Dinner Group 

Share good food and lively discussion in the homes of group members.

Once our group can safely meet:

Second and fourth Sunday at 5:30 pm at homes located in Downtown and Mid Scottsdale.

Facilitators: Robin Storm, Joan Myer.  Contact:

Meets October – April


Sunday Evening Potluck Small Group

Lynn Raabe and Bunny Hodas

Second and fourth Sunday in members’ homes. Currently meeting via Zoom.

Facilitators: Lynn Raabe and Bunny Hodas.  Contact: 

Meets Fall-Spring


Identity-Based Groups

Future Masculine Men’s Group 

Meets virtually. Join the quest to discover who we are as men, as sons, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, partners, friends and brothers, in sacred spaces created by men. Through listening to men’s stories, exercise, process and ritual, engage and explore the masculine and feminine energies resident in every man.

Every Wednesday evening, 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Zoom Facilitator: Jake Danforth   Contact:

Meets all year, every Wednesday evening at 7 pm


Parents of Teens Groupdrop-in friendly

Join other parents of teens in a space designed for sharing thoughtful discussion and mutual support.  

First Thursday, 6:45 pm.  See our weekly e-newsletter, Compass, for information.

Facilitator: Tammy Wheeler-Rhodes

Meets October – May at UUCP


Senior Women’s Group – please register for wait list as space becomes available by contacting Peggy Paden at the email below.

Gather with women of wisdom and experience to share reflections on the monthly theme.  

Second and fourth Tuesdays 12:00 noon.

Facilitators: Peggy Paden and Val Wylie.  Contact:

Meets September – May; off-site social June – August


Women’s Ritual Group – drop-in friendly

Engage in mutual spiritual development through ritual.

Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm.

Contact: Joan Gail or Pat Reed at to receive a link to our meeting if you are not currently active in the group.

Meets year-round