The members of the “Pondering the Big Questions” groups would like to know if others are interested in joining a newly formed Pondering group. This is a discussion group, not a class. Below is a short description of the group and a partial list of the topics we’ve discussed so far.  Gatherings are planned for 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 7.  Seats may also be available Wednesday morning or Wednesday evening. Please respond to Terry Santmann at

Spiritual Exploration – Pondering the BIG Questions.

The Greek philosopher Socrates is often attributed with having proclaimed that “The Unexamined life is not worth living.” Here at WUUC, we have a discussion group to inspire deep and thoughtful dialogue exploring, questioning, and re-examining the mysterious, and perhaps unanswerable, BIG questions of life. Time is given for both silent contemplation and engaging discussion.

The 3rd and 4th UU principles, acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, are all about exploring and deepening what we believe and building community in the process. This is not a formal class. All participants are encouraged to contribute ideas for discussion topics to the facilitators. Questions? Please contact Terry Santmann,

Morality and Ethics                       Evil

Soul                                              Happiness

What does it mean to be good?    Faith

The Meaning of Life                      Death

Human Nature                              Consciousness

Forgiveness                                  Destiny, Randomness, Free Will

Impermanence                             Spirituality

Love and Friendship                     Knowledge