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Groups from A-Z

Adult Religious Growth and Learning: nurtures religious and personal growth through classes.

Affinity Groups: small groups of like-minded people who meet regularly for conversation, activity and fun. 

All Church Camp: sponsors an annual retreat of workshops, entertainment, socializing and worship.

Archives: preserving the church history.

Art Guild: bringing beauty and culture to church in the form of diverse art, exhibits and discussion groups.

Book Room: offering new and used books and magazines.

Buddhist Sangha: a teaching, learning, and sharing spiritual community of Buddhist study and practice.

Campus Ministry: working with local colleges to bring the voice of liberal religious freedom to young  people.

Caring: pastoral counseling as well as home and hospital visits. 

Caring Council: dedicated to changing the structures, conditions, and systems that create and maintain poverty.

Chalice Choir: Performs regularly at services and as well a major choral work with instrumental accompaniment twice a year.

Channing Society: our endowment to help to ensure a strong liberal religious program for our future.

Children's Choir: children ages 4-9 and youth ages 10-14 perform during services and special occasions.

Children's Ministry: nurturing our children's spiritual and personal growth and teaching UU values.

Christian Study Group: studying Jewish and Christian traditions through book discussions, film screenings, lectures, and through a centering prayer. 

Climate Justice: creating a spiritually grounded, informed, and action-oriented community to stop climate change.

Communications Action Group: monitors and reviews internal and external church communication.

Community Building: deepening the bonds among members and friends.

Denominational Relations: supporting connections to our cluster, district, and continental UU organizations.

Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM): providing support and advocacy for People of Color as well as leadership for creating an anti-racist UU identity and practice. 

Dynamic Duos: sponsoring social activities for couples of all ages and orientations with similar values.

Earth Centered Spirituality Circle: holds rituals, drumming, prayer circles, labyrinth walking, pagan classes and more. 

Expanded Lay Ministry (ELMS): a group of lay leaders in the Caring Team who provide cards, make phone calls offering support and information and connect members and friends.

Family Ministry: offers opportunities for families with children (but open to all families) to create community. 

Flowers: coordinates flowers for Sunday worship. 

Friends of deBenneville Pines: supports our church camp and conference center in the San Bernardino Mountains through fundraising, publicity, and hands-on projects. 

Generosity Offerings: supporting our values in the community.

Grants Panel: creating opportunities for giving and receiving UU grants. 

Handbellsoffering musical beauty to our Sunday worship and community outreach. UUBellation Handbells is our entry-level ensemble and Las Campanas Handbell Ensemble is our advanced group.

Helen Meyers Forum: arranges and publicizes special church programs. 

Hospitality: hosts the Welcome Table, orientation sessions, docent tours, greeters, nametags, and visitor follow-up. 

Humanist Film Discussion Group:  This group is on hiatus till further notice.

Journey Toward Wholenesss: implements the congregation’s anti-racism, anti-oppression commitment on a church-wide basis. 

JUUL Tones Vocal Ensemble: a small, multi-age, a cappella vocal ensemble singing in a variety of styles at services and special events.

Kitchen: maintains and coordinates our two busy and fun campus kitchens. 

Lay Ministers: trained church members who work alongside ministers in caring for members who are experiencing difficult life transitions. 

Leadership Development: promotes leadership skills, assists with organizational development and recruits leadership school candidates.

Library: receives and catalogues donated books, magazines, and other materials. 

Looking Glass Theatre: a multi-generational acting company dedicated to presenting theater which reflects UU beliefs and values. 

Meditation: open, ongoing meetings to learn and practice seated, standing, and walking meditation. 

Membership: helping people become members of this church, and find a place within the community. 

Men’s Fellowship: personal support, intellectual stimulation, creative growth, spiritual deepening, and social outreach to the men of the church and community. 

Neighborhood Groups: coordinating social gatherings of UU neighbors for support and fellowship. 

Organizing for Justice: advocating programs that deal with economic justice, poverty, affordable housing, healthcare, racism and more. 

Pastoral Care Advisory Group (PCAG): oversees policy for the ministry team and keeps the congregation informed about Care Team information.

Partner Churches: nurtures the relationship with our sister Unitarian Church in Brasov, Romania. 

Peace and Democracy Action Group: promoting peace and democracy (currently not an active group).

Planned Giving: informs and encourages members and friends to consider all types of planned gifts.

Practical Care Network: provides services to church members in need such as rides to church or medical appointments; visits by phone or at home, and errands and chores for the homebound. 

Rainbow Action: supports lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual person issues as well as AIDS awareness. 

Reproductive Justice: informs the congregation and wider community in matters and activities concerning reproductive choices. 

Singletarians: social opportunities for single people over 50. 

Social Justice and Service: creating justice & compassion in our community through spiritually-grounded action.

Spiritual Growth & Religious Education: South Bay.

Unitarian Cooperative Preschool: providing child-oriented activities for over 35 years.

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry: giving voice to UU religious values in the public arena. 

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: a voluntary, non-sectarian organization working to advance justice throughout the world. 

UPTOWN Faith Community Services Center: helping homeless and low-income people, without discrimination, to become self-supporting members of the community.

Ushering: providing training and coordination for Sunday service ushers.

UU Women (UUWF): enabling church women to join together for mutual support, personal growth, and spiritual enrichment via monthly programs, discussion groups, and special events. 

Voices In Unity Youth Choir: Description coming soon.

Voluntary Simplicity:  (inactive) supporting people in living simpler lives that are more in line with what is important to them, being intentional about the way they spend their time, energy, and money.

Wisdom Circles: small groups who meet regularly for topic-driven, facilitated sharing which brings opportunities for deep and meaningful connections.

Women Together: sponsors an annual empowering women’s weekend retreat filled with workshops, entertainment, socializing, support, and a worship service.

Women's Ensemble: Description coming soon.

Young Adult & Campus Ministry: offering opportunities for people age 18-35 to be involved in First UU Church of San Diego. 

Youth Programming: offering age-appropriate activities for youth grades 7-12.