During the Pandemic

Below you will see a list of our usual activities and gatherings. During these times, some of them are continuing via Zoom, while others are on hiatus. We hope you will find something of interest to you here, and if we are not meeting now, we look forward to the possibility of meeting you here in the future.  

Adults & Seniors

Caregiver's and Grief Support Groups (on hiatus) 
This group gathers on the 1st and 3rd (and any 5th) Monday of the month at 1:30 for anyone that would like to attend. All are welcome, no matter what kind of caregiving you are doing or grief you are experiencing.

Adult Education Hour (via Zoom at 11:15 each Sunday)
Sunday mornings, 

September through May
Each week we hear from a guest speaker, a covenanted minister, or a congregation member about a wide range of topics:
Ministries we support and how we can continue to participate

  • Updates from committees and ministries of the church
  • Congregational commitments, such as our Open and Affirming and Just Peace stances, and how we can learn more or deepen our commitment
  • Our beloved review of the movies and books that have fed our souls over the last year
  • Sharing by some of our "Saints Alive," our newest intern, or others willing to share part of their life stories

Bible Study Group (meeting via Zoom)

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., 

September through May 
Traditionally, UCCNB has had a lectionary-based Bible Study, so members of the group help in the preparation of the preaching through these thoughtful and meaningful conversations.

Isaiah Core Group (meeting via Zoom)
Each month we meet on the 3rd Sunday, after Adult Education (around 12:15) to discuss some of our advocacy involvements, and to learn about how to best engage in justice ministries. This is not a closed group. All are welcome.

Salad Lunch (on hiatus)
Third Thursday of each month
These lunches are open to anyone who would like to join us. (You don't have to be a senior!) Each time we gather, there is a short program offered by a member of the church or a special guest. These programs range from travelogues to interactive activities; from working together on funeral plans and end-of-life concerns to celebrating birthdays and holidays together.

Prayer Circle (on hiatus) 
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:00
This group gathers to hold in prayer all the joys and concerns shared in the church and in the world.

Meditation Group (on hiatus) 
Each Sunday morning at 8:50
This groups meets for silent meditation before our Sunday worship service begins.

Meals Together Groups (some are gathering by Zoom, and some are on hiatus) 
Each year any interested folks are organized together into small groups (10-12 people) to have meals together at each others' homes or out at restaurants. These are wonderful ways to get to know people in more informal contexts.

Note: From the end of June to the beginning of September, we are on a "summer schedule," so some of these groups may not meet during the summer. 

Need a ride?
Call the church office at 651-633-1327 if you need transportation to any of these groups.