All groups are meeting via Zoom or are on hiatus until further notice. See individual listings below.
Contact: Lyra Halsten, Membership Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: First Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. CT; Zoom
Welcome: All who craft with needles and those who want to learn
This group is for individuals who love to do needlework of all kinds. If you crochet, cross-stitch, knit or weave, you’ll want to join Bent Needles.
When we’re back in the building, members of Bent Needles bring their projects to church to work on while visiting with other crafters. Feel free to bring your own project and join them.
UU Board Game Night
Contact: Gianfranco Berardi, email@example.com
Meets: Second Fridays; 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. CT; Griffin Hall
Please join fellow UU friends for a fun night of board games in Griffin Hall. Bring your favorite game as well as any beverages or snacks you might want to share.
UU Book Club
Contacts: Jean Tauber or Theresa Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Second Tuesdays; 6:00 p.m. CT
This group is for book lovers and those who like to talk about what they’re reading. Books are selected by group members from Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines Public Library Book Group Sets.
Food Still Matters Vegan Potluck
Contact: Amy Luebbert, email@example.com
Meets: First Thursdays, doors open 5:45 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m. CT
Welcome: All omnivores; veg curious; kid-, adult-, 55+ friendly
If you’d like to share a community vegan dinner, this is the place for you! Have a meal that is healthy, environmentally friendly and compassionate towards animals. Foster relationships in the veg community and try new vegan dishes. Bring a vegan dish/recipe to share–or you are welcome without a dish. You can join their Facebook group to get the latest information.
Play UU Parenting Group
Contact: Chelsea Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Monthly, various times, playdates usually the second Saturday, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. CT, lower level of the church
Welcome: Parents and caregivers with children from infancy to high school
Play UU is a group for parents and caregivers. Activities includes playdates/gatherings, family outings and parent nights out with childcare provided.
Women’s Lunch Bunch
Contact: Barb Royal, WomensLunch@ucdsm.org
Meets: Second Tuesdays; 1:00 p.m. CT; Zoom
Welcome: All UU women
Young Adult Group (21-35)
Contacts: Kathryn Sutton, email@example.com
Meets: Generally two meet-ups monthly; times/locations TBD both inside and outside the church
Welcome: Young adults, 21-35
This group gathers for social events and to share in a small-group ministry. They are welcoming to LGBTQ+ people, as well as people of any religious, ethnic or economic background. Click here to connect with their Facebook group.