Religious Transition Group
Bill Dobbs, facilitator
The Religious Transition Group provides an empowering and nurturing place for discussion about religious change, conflict, or disillusionment. Currently, we meet once a month, usually either on the second and fourth Sunday, from 12:40 to 2:30 P.M. We do not meet in December. For more information, please contact the group leader, Bill Dobbs, at [email protected].
Meetings are open to any person who will respect our group norms which encourage honesty, kindness, sharing not preaching, support for participants in their search for truth and meaning, and seeking to use difficult experiences and emotions constructively.
Meeting dates and times are subject to occasional change or cancellation. Consult the schedule and watch for Bill’s announcements.
Traveling down a crooked path, together.
You do not need to be an SVUUS member to attend. Many of us have formally or informally left the LDS Church or in some way feel stressed in our relationship with the local religious culture.
We are not interested in trying to sway someone who is happy in their religious belief. We invite anyone who is in need of a supportive place to share thoughts, feelings, and challenges. We believe each person has the right to make their own life choices.
Although as individuals we may have strong feelings, and discussions may be passionate, as a group we do not seek to tear down anyone else’s faith. Rather, we support each other in our individual paths.
People of varied religious backgrounds are welcome.
Meetings are open to any sincere person who will abide by our group principles, which encourage honesty, respect for the privacy of others, kindness, support for each individual in his or her search for truth and meaning, and seeking ways to use experiences and emotions constructively.
The honest dialogue in our group is refreshing. There is power in finally speaking our own truth openly, when in the past we may not have dared to do so. With all our wide-ranging and vigorous discussions we also never forget to have a lot of fun.
When ready, each participant may present his or her own spiritual autobiography. Meetings at which this vulnerable sharing occurs are great favorites. The discipline of preparing for and listening to these discussions can be enlightening and healing for everyone involved.
Participants tell us that they appreciate the support they feel from the sympathetic and knowledgeable listeners in our group.
Please note: Dates and starting times are subject to change or cancellation in the event of holidays or scheduling conflicts. Consult the schedule and watch for Bill’s announcements.