Below you will find some of the interactive gatherings that the UU puts on regularly.
LET’S GET TOGETHER!
The many smaller group gatherings listed here, help us build a well-connected community. They let us explore, share, and enjoy with greater time than we can in the Sunday service or large coffee-social afterwards. When we focus on a personal interest and establish connections with like-minded people, we're strengthening our individual knowledge of the fellowship.
Men’s Breakfast - Every Thursday, 9am
There’s always room for one or two more at the 9 am Men’s Breakfast every Thursday. We gather at Jack’s Restaurant on Main Street in Chico. We don’t have set agendas as we aim for lively, unplanned conversations. Any number of topics may arise during the day’s meal. We hope to see some of the newer folks at UUFC drop in for crisp bacon, hot coffee and a big welcome. Gary Collier 342-6087
Dinners for Eight -Varies
We’ve found over the years that almost any group of 8 people who attend our UUFC “Dinners for 8” will enjoy the compelling conversations that emerge. The structure is simple: the host who provides the house also provides the main dish. All others contribute appetizers, side dishes and dessert. The topics roam through the interests, questions and experiences of the people at the table. We set up two to three Dinners per year. The UUFC Announcements provides details!
Bridge Group - First Sunday, 2 pm
Our goal for gathering is lively, spirited card playing rather than Grand Master points! We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month. We’re a mixture of skill levels and particularly welcome novices to the game! Our play is feisty as well as educational. Bob Hood 530-327-7711
Wayward Mind Book Group - Third Wednesday, 7pm
The Wayward Mind Book Discussion Group investigates how our brains work in making decisions. We seek understanding of the unfathomable differences in worldview marking our current national discussions. If the books of Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Saks and Daniel Kahneman prompt you to exclaim, “How could that be?”, then you may be “one of us!” We love discussing books that test, as Kahneman wrote, “our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” Larry Jendro 533-1413
Women’s Walking Group - Every Thursda, 9am
The value of women’s connections are as old as hand-sewing circles, baby-sitting co-ops and stone-soup cookpots. We UUFC women like the shared chat of a just-long-enough, healthy walk. Bidwell Park provides our path and our connection to nature. Walkers should meet at the corner of 8th Street and Forest Avenue. When we arrive at Bellachino’s, we meet with the Koffee Klatch ladies. We look forward to new voices, new insights and heartfelt ah-ha moments! Thelda Eli 345-1890
Women’s Koffee Klatch - Every Thursday, 9:30am
What’s a gal to do with a Cup of Joe, and a mind overflowing with stories? She might drive over to Bellachino’s, settle into a soft sofa or a firm chair; on the patio or indoors; and delight in the laughter of telling or listening to tales. Around 9:30, the Women’s Walking Group will join us at Bellachinos. The walkers generally stay until 10:30 and then walk back to their cars. We value girls of all ages, stories from many areas, and good will brought by all. Theldi Eli 345-1890
No Guilt Bookclub - Fourth Thursday, 7 pm
WOW! Wild, Wonderful, Wise Older Women, aged 60+ Third Wednesday, 1-3pm
We love fun! We meet in the Fellowship Hall to sharpen our minds with games, field trips, stories and open discussions. In the past we’ve visited art galleries, driven to Vina for a wine tasting, put on a Valentine’s party and held a board game day! There’s little pattern to our choices except our enthusiasm never waivers! Please note—No topic is Off Limits! Our gatherings vary in size but there’s always room to include you! Mary Collins; 530-570-8826