Spiritual Life

amy carol webbJust as there are countless opportunities to expand our horizons with workshops and nature trips on a wide variety of topics, SUUSI also offers gateways to explore and deepen our spiritual lives in a safe, loving, non-judgmental community.

Our community worship includes two daily services: 

Our morning services, held at Hillside Grind, will blend music, words, and rituals to engage our spirits and build the Tools for Turning Our World Around 

Monday morning: We Come from the Mountain – practices and rituals for grounding 

Tuesday morning: We Come from the Fire – practices and rituals for creating 

Wednesday morning: We Come from the Water – practices and rituals for healing 

Thursday morning: We Come from the Winds – practices and rituals for changing

Friday morning: We Come from the Spirit – practices and rituals for engaging

Please note the location and make your plans for getting there – whether walking, carpooling, or taking the Star Car. 

Our evening services, held at Bardo, will offer space to honor and celebrate our community: 

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Monday evening, we will consider what it means to hold each other in mutual care. 

Tuesday evening, we will mark the cycles of our lives and remember those we have lost. If you would like us to remember someone from our community who has died in the last year, please email nurture@suusi.org. 

Wednesday evening, we will receive the blessings and wisdom of worship leaders yet to be determined (stay tuned!) 

Thursday evening, we will mark various life transitions within our community. This includes child dedications, teen bridging, and other important transitions. This year, this celebration will include those who wish to have their new names, pronouns, and/or gender identities recognized and celebrated by the SUUSI community.  If you would like to be part of this celebration, of if you have a child to be dedicated, please email nurture@suusi.org. (Please note that teens who are bridging will be coordinated by Teen Director.) 

In addition, the youth and middlers will have their own morning circles, and the teens, young adults, and medians will create worship experiences within their cohorts. 

Beautiful music, meaningful rituals, and compelling messages are offered in what becomes, each year, a lively, warm and embracing SUUSI worshipping congregation. 

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Nuture isn’t just worship! We offer a variety of opportunities to connect with your spirit alone or in groups: 

The Meditation Room is open throughout SUUSI for quiet contemplation. Morning Meditations are led by Kimi Riegel for those who wish for quiet sitting to start their day. The schedule will be posted at the Meditation Room and in the NUUS.  

The Recovery Room is open throughout SUUSI as a safe space for those in recovery programs. There will also be meetings; that schedule will be posted at the Recovery Room and in the NUUS. 

Adult Connection Circles are week-long covenant groups designed for connection and contemplation. See the catalog for more information. 

OASUUS is a space for BIPOC UUs to come together and be in community. This place
will allow UUs of color to share their experiences that make our community unique and
special. Stay tuned for any programming announcements provided by the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion department. 

Should a need arise for pastoral care or conflict resolution during SUUSI, you can call our Pastoral Care line to connect with a chaplain, minister, or Covenant Accountability Team member. The phone number will be listed in the NUUS.