Once a month, on the third Sunday, join us for an informal Congregational Conversation after the service, at about 11:20.


The goals of these are sharing ideas, listening to each other, and educating ourselves about where things stand on a particular topic. They are not about debate, convincing others of one’s point of view, or making decisions. These conversations are not formal meetings of the congregation; they are not “warned” and no binding votes may be taken.


Each conversation is hosted by one representative each of the Board and the Council. We may invite someone with a specific interest or expertise to lead the conversation when appropriate (for example, the chair of the committee involved in the topic). Conversations will usually start with a short presentation followed by conversation.

At the end of the conversation we’ll do a quick process check, either by voice or on paper.

The conversation will happen in a corner of the sanctuary — we’ll gather chairs and make as large a circle as needed. Childcare will be provided.

Upcoming Conversations

December 17, 2017: Topic to be determined. Let Alan Moore know of your ideas.

Past Conversations

October 15, 2017: Language of Inclusion. Alan Moore

March 19, 2017: Membership at CVUUS The CVUUS Board hosted a conversation about proposed changes to the bylaws and about the meaning, rights, and responsibilities of membership.

February 19, 2017: How Should CVUUS Do Social Action?

January 15, 2017: Ground Floor Project News. Steve Maier and the Ground Floor Project Team.

December 11, 2016: CVUUS Membership – What Does It Mean? CVUUS Board.

November 20, 2016: Class Conversations Follow-Up. Useful links about classism:

October 16, 2016: Ground Floor project. Steve Maier (CoM) and presenter.

September 18, 2016: Council of Ministries Fair (in place of a conversation).

August 21, 2016: Black Lives Matter movement & Social Action at CVUUS. Tracey Harrington (CoM), Donna LaRose (Board), John Barstow (Black Lives Matter Ally Group presenters), Kate Gridley (scribe). Jackie Derse and Livia Bernhardt (childcare).