Affinity Groups are groups of people who meet on a regular basis to discuss or participate in a subject of common interest or affinity. Subjects are wide-ranging, for example: current events, history, biography, philosophy, theology, painting, poetry, quantum mechanics, astronomy, photography, cooking, hiking, gardening, boating. These groups are one of the ways congregants can delve more deeply into a subject of interest to them and get to know one another better in a small, informal setting.
Typically, each group has a facilitator who acts as the meeting leader. Some Affinity Groups expect regular attendance, others do not. Some groups meet at locations outside of QUUF, others meet at QUUF. Some groups prefer that the names of participants not be publicized. The facilitator and participants in an Affinity Group make their own decisions about the content of the group, the number of participants, and the time, length, and number of meetings.
Sign-ups for Affinity Groups begin on Sign-Up Sunday in September and coincide with sign-ups for other Fall ALPS classes and Covenant Groups.
You can check the latest Weekly Update for more current information about Affinity Group activities.