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Men's Fellowship

The Unitarian Universalist Men's Fellowship (UUMF) is an affiliated organization of The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. The goal of this fellowship is to assist men in their quest to discover who they are as men, sons, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, partners, and brothers.

UUMF 2018 Spring Renewal, April 20-22, 2018 at Camp deBenneville Pines

Please mark your calendar now for the 2018 annual UUMF Spring Renewal to be held at Camp deBenneville Pines near Angel Oaks, CA. This is a time for fellowship, relaxation, renewal and enjoyment of the easily accessible San Bernardino National Forest.

As usual the weekend will include workshops, deep sharing, music and drumming, silence, ritual, games, songs, laughter, and great food all in the safe circle of our brotherhood. There will again be an optional night on Thursday, April 19, for those who choose to start their weekend, and adjustment to the altitude, early.

We are about to begin planning for the Renewal, and will update information as it is available. If you have suggestions for the forthcoming Renewal, and/or would like to be involved in the process, please contact Mike Dorfi at (619) 466-5952.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to support men in the quest for lives of compassion, integrity, responsibility, and balance. We are a caring, intentionally diverse brotherhood, committed to social justice, and offering opportunities for intimate sharing, personal growth, and spiritual deepening.

Fourth Monday Discussion

On the fourth Monday of the month, interested men meet in Room 114 (usually) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to discuss a wide variety of topics dealing with men’s issues. Most meetings begin with a check-in. These discussions and events/topics are announced via our web site and email to UUMF participants.

Support Groups

The Men's Fellowship currently has a dozen closed committed active support groups. They usually meet twice a month at members’ homes. The groups range in size from five to eight men. If, after becoming familiar with the Fellowship, you would like to consider membership in a group, please contact Armin Kuhlman, support group coordinator. These are not crisis groups and require a significant time commitment.

Steering Committee

The direction of the Fellowship and upcoming events are discussed and coordinated at regularly scheduled meetings of the Steering Committee. We work on the consensus model and welcome input from all who attend.  Kim Cohn and Fergal O’Doherty  are our current conveners. Please email them regarding the next meeting.

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