Affinity groups are lay-led social groups. Some meet on a regular basis and some meet only sporadically. All are welcome to participate in these groups, which help us to bond over enjoyable activities and lively discussions. UUCGL sponsors many affinity groups, including:

Circle Suppers

Circle Suppers are a great way for adult UUs to meet or reacquaint each other and enjoy good food, good company, and good conversation. Participants share meals at each other’s homes on the third Saturday nights of each month, fall through spring. Complete information and registration forms for Circle Suppers are available at the Connections Corner during Sunday morning coffee hours. Contact Gene Mellen (see directory available at church).

Craft and Chat Group
All are welcome to a monthly group meeting in the Social Hall (tentatively the second Wednesday from 1:00-4:00.  Bring your knitting, quilting, Zentangles, sewing, crochet, adulty coloring books, embroidery, etc… or any UFOs (unfinished objects).  Crafters at any level of skill, please come to join new and old friends.

LGBTQIAA+ Group

This is a new group under development. More information will be available later.

Men’s Growth and Support Group

This discussion group for men remains open to new members. Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Sundays from 7:00-9:00 p.m., beginning with member check-ins to bring others in the group up-to-date with important issues in their lives. Trust and confidentiality create a safe zone for discussing concerns and exploring opportunities for positive growth in a supportive environment. Meetings end with check-outs about what was learned and plans to use that knowledge.

Pretty Good Book Group

The Pretty Good Book Group is open to all and meets the first Sunday each month (unless otherwise arranged) from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Chapin Room. Eleven books are selected for discussion during the year at a potluck held each January. Once the selections are finalized, the group determines which month the book will be presented and who will facilitate the discussion. There is no restriction regarding the type of book that can be proposed. We are a welcoming group. Come join us!

Semi-conscious Aging Group

All are welcome to join this lighthearted group discussing the realities of aging.

UUCGL Bikers

The UU Bikers is an informal group of UUs who seek the physical and spiritual benefits of bicycling together. We try to pace ourselves so that everyone finishes together regardless of ability level. To join our email group and receive ride reminders with details, contact Bob Lovell (see directory available at church).

Women’s Investment Club

The Grove Street Investment Club (referred to as the Women’s Investment Club) is a legal partnership that was created on October 27, 1987. The purpose of the partnership is to invest the assets of the partnership solely in stocks, bonds, and securities, for the education and benefit of the partners. Grove Street is a member of the National Association of Investment Clubs. Most of the founding members of the Club were members of the UU Church of Greater Lansing when it was located on Grove Street. Currently there are 8 members, 4 of whom are members of the Church. Membership is open to interested women. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Sue Hill (see directory available at church).

Music Groups

All are welcome to join us for music-filled worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Most worship services involve Protestant-style hymn singing, and many services feature choral singing, folk, and jazz music. We also enjoy an eclectic mix of diverse musical styles when creative opportunities arise, such as ancient music, gospel, rock, world music, or even the songs of whales. We come together to share new musical experiences as well as old favorites.

Our musical groups and soloists perform in worship on various Sundays throughout the year, and some also organize outside gigs or get together just for private jam sessions. Our four main musical groups are the Chalice Choir for all singers, the Women’s Chorus, the Folk Band, and the Jazz Combo.

Our Music Committee is made up of musicians and non-musicians who collaborate to enhance and develop the music ministry of the church as it deepens and enriches congregational life.

To get involved with the Music Program as a performer or committee member, contact L.H. Brown, Director of Music.