There are a limited number of openings in the two ongoing “Pondering the Big Questions” groups held every other Monday evening and every other Wednesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining one of these groups in September or have a question please respond to Terry Santmann at  If enough people are interested we may be able to start a fourth 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 discussed so far. 

The Greek philosopher Socrates is often attributed as 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. 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.

Consciousness                    Destiny – Randomness-Free Will

Morality – Ethics                   Evil

Spirituality                            Faith

Knowledge                           Fear

Soul                                      Forgiveness

Human Nature                      Gratitude

Suffering and Grief               God & Science

The Meaning of Life              Happiness

Death                                   Impermanence

In Happy Pondering Community,

Terry Santmann, Lauren Soliday, Julie Anderson