Sage-ing Gracefully

2nd Tuesday beginning in January, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Would you like to bring more wisdom, community, humor and spiritual perspective on your journey into and through your elder years? Join Rev. Beth and fellowship member and spiritual director, Sally Rorick-Orlando, for Sage-ing Gracefully – a time to gather, reflect and deepen. The group is open to anyone who identifies as an elder.

Fair Trade Sales

3rd Sunday Between Services

Organic, fair trade coffee, tea, and other delicious items are offered for sale to support small-scale organic farmers.

Humanist Group

2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Dawson Auditorium

Our mission is to celebrate and encourage Humanism within Unitarian Universalism and to provide Palomar UU Humanists with a welcoming and supportive community experience. Humanists rely on reason and compassion, rather than supernatural revelation, to guide us in our quest to become more fully human as individuals and to cooperatively improve society and sustain the planet. We meet monthly in the Dawson Auditorium and discuss and promote religious and secular humanist ideas and actions. We also maintain a public Facebook group open to any who want to share and discuss topics of interest to humanists. Monthly meeting topics are listed in the Telescope newsletter. All are welcome to join us and participate.

Midwife Your Midlife

1st Monday of Every Month, Sanctuary, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

As a midwife aims to create an authentic, sacred space around birth, this group aims to provide a similar experience for women around midlife transitions – including body, life and relationship changes, perimenopause, menopause, etc. Come every month with an open heart and mind and get the support you have been looking for.

Open Forum

Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. in the Library

The Open Forum provides an informal setting for a discussion on a specific current topic or issue. Facilitators take turns leading, and you can speak up or just listen. Forum topics are published in the monthly Telescope newsletter.

Reflection/Covenant Circles

Monthly, various dates, times and locations

Reflection Circles are one form of small group ministry whose main objective is to strengthen the congregation and individuals by providing opportunities to deepen relationships of friendship, trust, and covenant with other group members and a stronger relation to the Fellowship and its mission. Groups of up to 8-10 folks meet monthly to discuss a topic prepared by each group’s trained facilitator/s. Participants make their Reflection Circle a priority and commit to meeting with the group for at least 6 months.

Sacred Movement

2nd Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

All ages are welcome to dance, explore and play. We practice free dance to music in a sacred context.

Saturday Sangha

Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

The Saturday Sangha is a group of beginning and intermediate seekers that come together to meditate using a variety of techniques, such as silent and guided meditations, chanting and walking meditation. One of our goals is to heal our planet by living a life of peace and compassion. We generally follow the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh’s engaged Buddhism, emphasizing the inter-being of all things and living peace. Donations are warmly welcome. Childcare is now available during Sangha 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. $5.00 donation is suggested.

Sci Fi Movie Nights

1st Friday, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sci fi fans are invited to watch movies and TV series episodes. Kids 8 and up are welcome.

Spiral Earth Explorations

1st Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.

Spiral Earth Explorations is an open CUUPs (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) chapter. For those interested in Earth-based spirituality, Paganism, Wicca, Pantheism, and/or the Sacred Earth. All are welcome.

Stretching and Healing Support Group

Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

We come together to create a safe, caring, confidential place where we support and nurture one another as we take responsibility for stretching and healing ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually and to share in the process of healing old wounds, exploring conflicts and experiencing the wonderful, unique, lovable and loving persons we really can be. Activities include meditation followed by personal sharing and reading from a significant book as a focal point. We have some great laughs, too! Regular attendance is encouraged, but newcomers are always welcome.

Supper Club

2nd Friday of each month, October through May

In this rotating adult dinner program, several people serve as hosts, sharing their homes; and the guests bring the food. Everyone shares good company, delicious food and lively conversation. This is a fun way to become acquainted with others in our community.

Supporting One Another

Sundays, 12:15 p.m. in the Library

Open to those living with life-threatening illness and their caregivers.