Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY

Activities and Interest Groups

The Unitarian Universalist tradition encourages the individual search for truth a diverse set of beliefs and philosophies guide our lives at UUCL, and our members have a wide range of backgrounds. Listed below are some of our groups that meet regularly to explore a shared interest, belief, or spiritual practice.

For more information about any of these groups and activities see our newsletter the UNIVIEW or send an email to the church

Sitting Meditation

Sundays, 9 a.m. in the Allen House.  Vipassana-style meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  Please be on time and remove shoes before entering.

Movies With Spirit

2nd Friday of the month, potluck dinner followed by a movie.  Potluck dinner, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall.  Film, 7 p.m., Great Hall. Movies with Spirit are films that speak to your heart, broaden your understanding and inspire you. Vegan, vegetarian and omnivore dishes are welcome at the potluck dinner.  Remember to label your dish!  The whole Lexington community is invited to join us. 

First Sunday Potluck Lunch

The 1st Sunday of each month we host an after-service potluck, food, music and fun!  An informal group of volunteers helps ensure we have plenty to eat and the Fellowship Hall is set up and cleaned up.

Men's Night Out

1st Tuesday of the month, typically at a local brewpub.  All UUCL men and friends welcome.

The Humanist Forum

The mission of the Humanist Forum is to ensure that the members and friends of the UUCL are aware of "Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit."  Open to all people of all beliefs, and those of none. We have no committee organization with officers. Various interested parties take turns leading meetings. Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. For more information, email us.

Sunday Sangha

Sunday Sangha is a group-led adult Buddhist discussion hour that meets on Sundays at 9:45 am in the Allen House next to the church. Each week a different member presents a topic, reading, teaching and/or practice. The conversation is then opened to the group with an intention to more fully understand and apply its principles to modern life. All paths and drop-ins are welcome.  

Penny Circle Women's Group

For women coming to UUCL who are interested in checking out what we are discussing.  Our goal is to actually become a group of women getting to know and support each other as we explore.  

Covenant Groups

Covenant groups are intentional gatherings of about 8-12 church members and friends who come together on a specified day, once a month, to build community and exchange ideas. These groups are about the process of getting into a deep, intentional conversation on a topic and truly listening to each other.  They are a safe place.  A variety of dates/times is available, and there is always room for another person. 

LexCUUPS

The local chapter of The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) here at UUCL (LexCUUPS) provides spaces for gathering and for worship, and fosters healing relationships with the Earth and all the Earth's children, thru classes and regular full moon rituals. LexCUUPS meets on Sundays, after services, and Sabbat occasions. See the church calendar for actual dates or visit our webpage.  LexCUUPS has a website and a Facebook page, where you can learn more about the group and any upcoming events. All interested persons are welcome to attend.  For more information please contact Cailet, cailetllyntegid@hotmail.com.

EMBERS

EMBERS is a family-friendly group which focuses on honoring the Earth in our spiritual practices and daily lives. They meet most Sundays after service and are open to all. Contact: Susan Short, seshort525@gmail.com.

Our Whole Lives Human Sexuality Education

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for six age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adults (ages 18-35), and adults.  Led by our Director of Religious Education and trained facilitators, UUCL offers age-appropriate sexuality education based on the Unitarian Universalist Association curriculum. Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.