Our Gatherings

LOVE each other and ourselves

LEARN about the mysteries of our world
and our spiritual paths

SERVE our community
and the needs of one another

MAINTAIN personal connections
and a caring community
with and for members of our groups.

“It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live", Ethel Percy Andrus



Covenant Groups

These are small groups which meet regularly because of a common interest or goal. Groups can be formed for spiritual purposes, for fun, to address common life issues.  Members agree to attend regularly, to be respectful and supportive of each other, and to work together in some way to provide service to the church and larger community.  Some of the groups meet at the church, others at a member’s home.  There is always an “open chair” for anyone who wants to see what the group is like.  Because these are small groups, last minute cancellations or changes can occur.  Please contact the facilitator if you plan to come — no one will mind if you come without notice, but you might not know if there has been a change in the meeting time or place.

Sunday Groups

2:00pm - 'A Course in Miracles' Covenant Group meets most weeks and alternates between Stillwater and Ponca City. 'A Course in Miracles,' is a complete spiritual thought system that focuses on love and peace in the midst of fear and turmoil. It teaches us to experience miracles by changing our perceptions about people and situations.  To find out more about the group and to confirm meeting locations, please contact Susan Bullard at 405-742-6529 or Maryellen Epplin at ACIMStillwaterOK@hotmail.com.

Monday Groups

No groups are scheduled for Mondays.
 

Tuesday Groups

1:00pm - The Story Telling Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the lounge to learn storytelling skills, our stores and practice telling them.We have shared original stories, stories we have learned from various sources, poetry, and written and illustrated original materials.  If you are interested, please come!  We are open to new members!  Contact Susan Bullard at 405-742-6529 or susanpollyb@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday Groups

12:00 noon - Women’s Brown Bag Lunch Group meets the second Wednesday of the month for fellowship and discussion. Bring a sack lunch. Dessert is usually provided. 

6:15 p.m. - Meditation Group meets every Wednesday evening to meditate together and to explore new meditation material and techniques.

Thursday Groups

6:30 p.m. - Games Covenant Group meets to play board games. We select the games at the beginning of each meeting.  The group meets on the second Thursday evening of the month.


6:00 p.m. - Meaningful Movies Covenant Group meets to watch a movie and discuss the characters, ideas and messages that each person found meaningful, allowing members a chance to socialize and find inspiration in the often powerful medium of movies. The group meets on the third Thursday evening of the month.


Friday Groups


7:15pm - Book Discussion Covenant Group meets the third Friday of each month to discuss a book chosen by members. Books include fiction, nonfiction and books on spiritual topics.  

Contact Susan Bullard at 405-742-6529 or susanpollyb@gmail.com for more information.


Book Club list for 2016-2017

December 2:  When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi.  Fiction. 379 pp.  SPL: no copies.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb $10.87, Kindle $10.


January 6:  Tinkers  by Paul Harding.  Fiction. 190 pp. SPL: ebook, book.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb $10.39, Kindle $10.


January 27:  Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Nonfiction.  335 pp.  SPL: ebook, book.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb $11.09, Kindle $10.


February 25: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.  Nonfiction. 272 pp. SPL: book, ebook, e-audio.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb $10.58, Kindle $13.99.


March 25: Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson.  Nonfiction.  336 pp. SPL: ebook, e-audio, NO physical copies.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb $10, Kindle $10.


April 22:  An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.  Nonfiction.  296 pp. SPL: book.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb $10.95 Kindle $15.99.


May 27: Orphan Train  by Christina Baker Kline.  Fiction. 273 pp. SPL: ebook, book.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb $9.11, Kindle $10.


June 24: Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun by Erik Larson.  Nonfiction.   280 pp. SPL: no copies.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb $10.41, Kindle $13.99.


July 22:  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis  by J.D. Vance.  Nonfiction. 272 pp. SPL: ebook, e-audio, book, CD audio.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 30, Kindle $15.


August 26: Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  Fiction.  400 pp.  SPL: ebook, book.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb $9.52, Kindle $11.99.


September 23:  Truck Full of Money  by Tracy Kidder.  Nonfiction. 288 pp.  SPL: book.  OSU no copies.  Amazon: Pb NOT in print in US yet—we will have to follow this, Kindle $15.


October 28: Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences  by Leonard Sax.  Nonfiction.  336 pp. SPL: no copies.  OSU has a copy.  Amazon: Pb $11.11, Kindle $13.99.


Saturday Groups


2:00 p.m. - Crafty UUs
 Group meets to work on individual craft projects and carry on conversation in community. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday afternoons.