Adult Faith Development

Our liberal tradition has never accepted religious claims to know the only truth or the whole truth. We recognize that there are many perspectives, many beliefs, and many truths to be learned and understood. Therefore, religious education for us is a commitment to a lifelong process of learning.
― Rev. Jill McAllister, People’s Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Our Church Year

Our adult faith program has concluded for this Church year (Sep 2016 – May 2017). Look here in the fall for all-new content and program offerings.


Throughout the church year, we commit to lifelong learning and spiritual practice that enriches our lives and those around us. We offer balanced content and spiritual practices from the world's great religions and wisdom traditions, informed by our distinct Unitarian Universalist perspective.

How Shall You Live Your Life? | A Life of Sacred Purpose
Wayne Muller, in his work How Then, Shall We Live? suggests that we begin by unconditionally accepting who we are just as we are at this moment. Let your practice begin "with acceptance" of self and the assumption "that we were never broken, never defective." That we are whole and complete just the way we are and worthy and capable of unconditional love. And just start.

Just Start

In the in-between-times, use our Adult Faith Development Self-Study Resources web page to inspire, challenge, and create a life of sacred purpose for yourself and enrich the lives of those around you.


Recent Adult Faith Development offerings:

Spirit In Practice. One in a series of Tapestry of Faith curricula for adults, Spirit in Practice weaves Unitarian Universalist values, principles, and sources with four "strands:" spiritual development, ethical development, Unitarian Universalist identity development, and faith development.

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen. Seven Thousand Ways to Listen is based on the intellectual property of Mark Nepo in his book of the same name. Through this work, we surveyed ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. Through readings, meditation, and dialog, we explored the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we reflected on the meaning of the life we are living.

Black Lives Matter Forum. A social justice offering grappling with issues of race and white privilege.

Compassionate Communication

From Jesus to Christ video series


Come to be moved and held in mutual embrace. Come and be made whole.
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