After soup or salad on the second Sunday of each month we invite an hour (this time, two hours) of shared spiritual practice beginning at 1:30. Over time we sample practices that focus our attention and intention, that call us to be present and undivided, practices like meditation, drumming, altered-book poetry, dancing, Lectio Divina, body prayers, mandala making, heart fluency, listening to music, labyrinth walking, a prayer bead practice…

This month, as our Soul Matters circles prepare to start up again in October, come sample the experience of meaningful reflection and sharing in a small group setting, attuned to the September theme of “expectation.” Rev. Kevin and Janet Bullock will facilitate.

Soul Matters Circles are small groups of 5-8 people who commit to meet once a month October through June to invite personal introspection and deepen connection – with each other and with our community – through the lens of our monthly themes.

Each month participants receive an electronic packet of resources (or a printed packet, if needed), and each person chooses how much they will explore these resources.  The packets offer quotes, poems, suggested practices, questions to consider, book suggestions, music ideas, links to articles, videos and movies, and more.

Click HERE to see the September theme packet on Expectation.

Click HERE to see the UUCM Soul Matters Circle Participant Guide.

Note, we’ll offer a second chance to sample a Soul Matters Circle on Wednesday, September 25, from 4:30-6:30 with Rev. Kevin and Lin Jovanovic.
Participating in a Soul Matters Circle is one wonderful way to get connected at UUCM, to get a to know a few more people meaningfully and well as you explore your own inner life.

If you have questions, are planning to participate in one of the sample circles, or know already that you are interested in participating in a circle this year, please contact Soul Matters Circle coordinator Jo Waters, at or (530) 414-6941.