Nurturing minds, hearts, and relationships.
The Northwoods’ Membership Committee has designed a program to foster member connection and strengthen our church community. With COVID-19 keeping us physically distanced for now, many of these groups meet virtually. Here are your options as part of Northwoods Connections.
Members will exchange ideas through their preferred communication method. Topics may be a monthly theme or based on group interests. Expect to have “conversations” at least once a month, or throughout the month.
Pick your group based on the means of communication:
C) Reply-All Email
D) Group Text
Courageously Coed Book Club: Meets the second Monday in person.
The Coed Book Club invites anyone who likes to read and discuss novels to join us. We have in common a love of reading and talking about books—appreciating good writing that offers a glimpse into the lives, worlds and ideas of others. We also appreciate the communal experience of the group and getting to know each other in a different setting at Northwoods.
Contact Susan Powers for information: email@example.com for the reading list and Zoom login information.
The Men’s Book Club: Meets meets regularly on the first Saturday of each month in person.
The Men’s Book Club reads a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction books. We have about 15 members who are mostly retired professionals. We select the books once a year by voting on nominations from the members. Each month a different person leads the discussion of that month’s book.
For more information contact Wally Gardner: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women’s Book Club: Meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom
The Women’s Book Club has been meeting monthly since 2001. We select books every 3-4 months based on a democratic voting process. Meetings run approximately 90 minutes followed by an optional lunch gathering at a local restaurant.
For reading lists and Zoom login information, please contact Shirley Locke: email@example.com.
Dismantling White Supremacy Book Group: Our newest book group, DWS meets to discuss nonfiction works covering topics such as race inequity, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and racial bias in society and within ourselves. As we work as a community to be more actively anti-racist, we also commit to doing the individual work of rejecting the unconscious white supremacy culture in which we live. This group provides a space for processing and learning as we move toward the goal of Beloved Community that is welcoming to all. The group began by reading “How To Be An Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi, and future selections will be selected with input from the group as a whole.
For more information, Contact Rev. Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Lives Matter
Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m.
North Shore Park
We had 9 people brave the heat for an afternoon of protest to say that Black Lives Matter in The Woodlands. We had the opportunity for some dialog, and made the day for many oppressed people. For the next protest we will come out at a new time—9:00 a.m.—to beat the heat and bring our message to a different audience. Many thanks for your support!
Antiracism Book Group
Thursday, June 24th on Zoom
At our last meeting the Antiracism Book Group decided that there’s a lot more to discuss in Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility. We will use the UUA discussion guide to examine the book in three sessions. If you’d like to participate and are not currently on the mailing list, contact David Shontz at email@example.com.
It is vital for men to share fellowship. Men who gather regularly with friends or men’s groups are happier and lead longer, more meaningful lives. The NUUC Men’s Group is an opportunity for men to come together for mutual support and learning. We practice fellowship with a purpose—we pursue and encourage social justice action, and study the impact that men have on the lives of others. The group meets monthly and is open to all who identify as male. For more information contact David Shontz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Sunday at Northwoods
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Do you find yourself needing support? Do you need to share your thoughts or feelings? Our Lay Ministry, Pastoral Care, and Healthy Congregations teams are here to help.Click here to learn more.
Need to schedule an online appointment with Rev. Sarah? The following appointments are available:
Program/Planning Session – 60 or 30 Minutes
Pastoral Care – 60 or 30 Minutes
Chat/Check-in – 15 Minutes
Spiritual Practice Opportunities
For information about participating in spiritual practice opportunities, click here.