Small Group Ministry

Coville SGM

Discover why more than 160 members and friends of Main Line Unitarian Church have been attending Small Group Ministry. Meet new people. Grow spiritually. Learn about yourself and others. Small Group Ministry is designed to encourage spiritual and personal growth and to help develop relationships of substance and depth.

Small Group Ministry invites people into deeper, more constant and reverent relationships. It has the capacity to profoundly transform and strengthen our lives. Through listening and sharing, Small Group Ministry helps each person discover what they truly value. Small Group Ministry is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Groups of about 10 people gather twice each month, at the church or in private residences. Trained facilitators, who meet regularly with the minister, guide the groups. For more information, email .

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The format includes an opening reading, followed by sharing and discussion of a subject related to personal and spiritual development. Sometimes the topic is tied into the Sunday sermon. After a time for feedback, the group closes with a final reading. Sessions last about two hours.


  • To encourage personal connections and a caring community that fosters our sense of the larger meaning of life.
  • To reflect upon the mysteries of our world and spiritual paths.
  • To develop one’s capacity for deep listening and reflecting.
  • To support each other in becoming our best selves and in growing into our Unitarian Universalist values.

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On the SGM Pinterest page, members can browse through "pinned" graphics and text to delve deeper and learn more about Small Group Ministry. Topics include the dynamics of small groups, meditation practices, and more.


Our sessions are guides for conversation and deeper sharing. We pull our topics from current events, worship themes, and life's challenges and celebrations. Many sessions are created by church members while some come from other UU churches. Examples of recent sessions can be explored below.

Rules for Living

Migration as a Moral Issue