Nourish your spirit, make new friends!

Our UUCV Interest & Social Groups are a good way to meet and get to know people with similar interests in a safe and accepting environment. Some groups are limited by size but most welcome newcomers.

We hope you will find a group in the list below that interests you!

Church Interest & Social Groups are expected to:

  • Uphold the church mission and covenant
  • Advertise on a quarterly basis or more frequently
  • Keep a list of group members
  • Provide attendance numbers when asked
  • Full details can be found in the Interest & Social Group Guidelines.

If you’re interested in starting an Interest or Social Group, read the guidelines and then fill out the Interest & Social Group Form. The form has 5 sections: introduction, group details and facilitators, schedule and location, inviting participation, and thank you. Contact the Congregational Administrator if you have any questions about Interest & Social Groups at UUCV.

If you’d like more information about any of the groups below contact or call the office.

Acoustic Music Jam Group
2nd Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in RE 5 (upstairs at east end of building)
Musicians who are interested in playing with a group gather to explore music. Contact coordinator Clancy Kelly to discuss whether your musical instrument(s) and skills might fit with this group.

Coffee & Politics
Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am off-site
Interested in a twice-monthly political discussion group to meet here at UUCV? It would be an opportunity to rant/rave about your favorite topics. Contact: Emmett Grote.

Men’s Last Friday Lunch Group (aka R.O.M.E.O.s)
Last Fridays, 1:00 p.m., Elmer’s Restaurant, 7105 NE 40th Street
This group of retirement-aged men meets for socializing and friendship. Lunch conversations are relaxed, good-natured and stimulating. What you won’t find: judgmental attitudes and a lot of formal structure. Purpose: Men getting together, with no agenda: fellowship, good social times, strengthen bonds, new relationships, exchange information, spontaneous agenda, share information. Contact: Dave Fleming

Prose, Cons, and Popcorn

2nd Monday, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of the month. Most meetings will be via zoom, link below. Twice a year we plan to hold in-person meetings, to add some socializing to our discussions. Our readings and viewings alternate among non-fiction, fiction and films (the “popcorn” part of our name.) Our focus is public policy including environmentalism, social justice, racism and politics. Contact Linda Mabry.

Poker Group
2nd Fridays, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m., Library
It’s Dealer’s Choice — no need to bring your nickles, dimes, and quarters, we have chips! No experience necessary. The evening might put a slight strain on your wallet, but it’ll fill you with laughs as this group bets on having fun! Bring your own snacks and drinks, if you’d like. Contact the group leader in advance as games are occasionally cancelled or re-scheduled. Contact: Sandra Hoyt

Westside Women’s Lunch Group
2nd Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Panera Bread (7200 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver)
Women of all ages are invited to a casual get-together for lunch and a chat. The purpose of the group is to get acquainted with newcomers and to deepen our relationships with one another. There are no costs to participate beyond the price of dining. Contact Robbe Sipe for more information.