At UU Wellesley, connecting with each other, spiritually and in community, is often what makes membership most compelling. Many of us continue to be members of this congregation because of the deep bonds we build. We want to know each other more deeply and be known, and believe that this can best be accomplished through activities that encourage fellowship (activities that are both enlightening and fun!).
There are a great variety of ways in which congregants build connections at UU Wellesley. Sunday morning Social Hour occurs after the worship service each week and offers the opportunity for brief interactions, while occasional potluck dinners enable us to share deeper conversations (and a full meal!). Affinity groups have come together for periodic weekend retreats and ongoing "Crafts and Conversation"; our older members enjoy Friday Soup with Friends gatherings several times a year. Our annual multi-generational Winter Solstice gathering brings warmth to our darkest days. Visit the sidebar links for more information about how we build connections through social activities, special events, and celebrations.
Deep friendships are fueled as we connect through service to the church with events such as our Rummage Sale and Auction fundraisers, and as members of the Choir. We also connect through service to the larger community when we participate in Service-Learning projects and Social Justice initiatives. We grow together through Adult Learning programs and Coming of Age, and often communicate most deeply when we have been part of a small group ministry. As members of this Caring Community, we are here for each other when a member is in need—of an occasional meal, transportation, or a friendly visit.
We feel greatly enriched by knowing one another and look forward to getting to know you!