Current Covenant Groups

Also known as "small group ministry” and “chalice circles,” covenant groups are a vital part of our congregation.

Groups of 4–10 people meet regularly, usually monthly, to reflect on and discuss significant life topics.

Small groups are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation and with the sacred.

Whether the topic is “good and evil,” “mindful living” or “letting go,” the conversation is respectful and caring and leads to greater understanding. In each session, facilitated by a member of the congregation, all participants have opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. The time together is structured: Groups begin and end with centering readings and often include a time of silence before the sharing begins. Many small groups engage in annual service projects, putting their faith into action.

Have questions? See the Covenant Groups FAQ

Open & New Groups

For over 10 years, the Small Group Ministry program at HVUUC has offered the opportunity for church members and friends to develop deeper relationships with each other and the greater church community through participation in Covenant Groups. Several groups are open to new members or forming now. Please take a look at the descriptions below and consider joining one! 

Inquiries or interested in signing up?  Send an e-mail to  Signup sheets will also be available in the Fellowship Hall.

Free Range Covenant Group (open for new members)

This is an ongoing group where the facilitators will choose topics with input from the group. Initially the topics will be about our individual spiritual paths and how we came to UU'ism. After that, we will explore a wide array of topics according to the interests of the group. The Free Range Covenant Group is an ongoing group and is open to new members.  Spouses are welcome.
Location: The REZ @ HVUUC
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Dates: Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. 
Facilitator: Greg Kramer