Evolving Elders

EE meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, at 10:30 am, in member homes. It’s a friendly gathering led by group members which focuses on topics suggested by the group.  Sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic, other times informative—and always interesting. Check the monthly newsletter, email announcements, or website calendar for topics and addresses of meetings.



SUUF Book Group

The book group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. A new book, chosen by our minister, is discussed every two months.  They often deal with justice and marginalized groups.  Our September-October book selection is The Noticer by Andy Andrews, and the November-December book choice is The Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Patrice Some’.  Rev. Anthony is the discussion leader for these two selections. The January-February selection is Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun.

Past selections have included Caste, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, Defund Fear, The Four Pivots, and more. We endeavor to educate ourselves and to consider what actions we might undertake.  Sign-up sheets for book group participants are in the lobby at SUUF services, or you can email president@sedonauu.org to reserve a spot.


Please Note: Watch the newsletter, emails and the website calendar for meeting locations of Evolving Elders and SUUF Book Group.  You may typically participate via Zoom using OWL technology as well.  Click here to learn how to join any of these meetings on Zoom. Have questions? Email president@sedonauu.org.



Friendly Feasts     

Enjoy Fantastic Meals? Stimulating Conversations? Charming Dining Companions?

Our Friendly Feasts are dinners generally held once a month at members’ homes, October through April. These small group gatherings provide another way to get to know each other in a casual and warm atmosphere. The designated hosts let attendees know what dish to bring to accompany the host’s entree. Interesting conversation and laughter are also on the menu! Contact Suzanne at sfburkey47@gmail.com or Pat Loomis at sedona.pat@gmail.com for more information.  Signup sheets are in the lobby on Sundays. Click for a more detailed description of Friendly Feasts.


SUUF Soul Matters Circles

Like Friendly Feasts…More Like Food for the Soul

Soul Matters Circles are monthly intimate small group gatherings in the homes of SUUF members which will begin meeting in January.  They are designed to grow our spiritual depth and deepen our relationship with ourselves and one another. The popular UUA program’s materials and resources are used in UU groups throughout the country (called Soul Matters).  Facilitators are being trained by UUA to effectively lead the Circles.  Contact Lydia at lydiadelaluz@aol.com, for more information.  Sign up sheets for Sharing Circles will be available in the lobby when the circles are ready to begin.



Men’s Breakfast and Women’s Lunch Groups


The men’s Breakfast Group meets at the Sedona Golf Resort in VOC the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30. Contact Ben at benshor7@gmail.com or 928-451-4370 to let him know you’re planning to attend or for more information.                               .


Women’s gatherings are held monthly at various restaurants in the VOC and Sedona..  Emailed invitations share the time and place. RSVPs are requested.  If you’re not on the invitation list and would like to be, contact Barb Malat at bbmalat@gmail.com or Cynthia Tierra at cynthiatierra@hotmail.com.  Join us for good food and friendships, strengthened by breaking bread together and engaging conversation.



Social Justice 3rd Friday Film Group

The Social Justice 3rd Friday Film discussion group participants watch at home a documentary dealing with marginalized people and the issues raised in the film. Past films have examined issues of homelessness, racial and gender inequities, body image, differently abled, aging, and immigration. 3rd Friday Film Group, typically meets at 10:30, at 30 Bronco Drive to discuss a Netflix or YouTube film selected by the Social Justice Team.  Films are announced in SUUF’s newsletter, weekly emails, and on the website calendar.