Membership Development Workshop Series

UUCH is committed to providing the information and skills needed to help members and friends as they take on increasing levels of commitment and responsibility. We encourage you to attend any workshop, regardless of how long you’ve been a member, so we can provide opportunities for bringing newer and more established UUCHers together for open exchange on these topics. UUCH Basics and UUCH Churchworks are 90-minute Sunday afternoon sessions with childcare provided.   UUCH Core Leadership is a 5-session class. Please check our e-news or Sunday news bulletin for session schedules.
UUCH Basics: What it means to become a member of UUCH, including the rights, rites, and responsibilities of membership.

UUCH Church Works: Using the SHAPE concept (spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, experience), this workshop will help members and friends explore the gifts we all bring to our community and how these gifts can be nurtured at UUCH.

UUCH Core Leadership: A workshop designed to help leaders “move to the balcony” to gain perspective on congregation-wide leadership, as well as having a deeper understanding of our UUCH governance structure.

Study Groups and Classes

Our 2018-2019 study groups include:

Care of the Soul – A year-long program beginning each September that meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month, from 7-8:30 pm.  The title of the class comes from a book by Thomas Moore in which he describes the soul as “not a thing, but a quality or dimension of experiencing life and ourselves.  It has to do with depth, value, relatedness, heart, and personal substance.”  We will use tools such as the enneagram, the chakra system, dreamwork, and various practices to open up our souls.  Facilitated by Rev. Patty Hanneman and Mickey Reed.  Contact Rev. Patty at if interested in attending.

Faith Journeys Study Group
Faith Journeys meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the year, from 7-8:30 pm. We have a core group committed to extended study, but anyone may attend particular sessions, or join the core group at any time. The group is intended to deepen our understanding and appreciation for various religious traditions. Upcoming topics and texts will be listed in our weekly e-news and Sunday weekly news bulletin.

Soulful Circles
Often known as covenant groups or chalice circles in other UU congregations, our “Soulful Circles” meet twice monthly from September through mid-June, and require a commitment to attend most sessions for the duration of that time. Circles spend one meeting each month discussing our congregation’s monthly theme, and choose their own topic for the 2nd meeting that month. The groups focus on developing deep listening skills and building relationships between participants. Each group remains open to new people throughout the church year, and is led by one of our trained facilitators. Contact Rev. Patty Hanneman at to be assigned to a group.