Adult Faith Development

Employment Opportunity - Lifespan Religious Education Director
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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.

Tuesdays Together
Join us for Tuesdays Together, a multigenerational evening of shared food, fellowship, learning, and fun―where all are welcome―to share community and lifelong learning opportunities. As our Tuesdays Together evolves, we hope to add family, youth, and child-friendly activities too!

Throughout the year, we may offer this content in various formats such as workshop, guest speakers, retreat, multi-media, forum, discussion group, etc. Keep an eye out for details about these programs in your monthly chalice and orders of service.

Communal Meal catered by Christy Decker; $5 each; $10 family (price may vary a little depending on menu). Vegetarian, family-friendly, and low sodium. Please Please RSVP if you plan to eat with us so that we prepare sufficient quantity of food.

If you prefer to learn on your own time, use our Adult Faith Development Self Study Resources to inspire, challenge, and create a life of sacred purpose for yourself and enrich the lives of those around you.

RACIAL JUSTICE. Gentle Conversations on Race

February 7th - Fahs Room
Led by Irene Habermann

Black Lives Matter and we can all take small steps to support Black Lives by breaking our silence! Learn how to address racism when you hear it without getting angry or defensive. Learn how to hold a gentle conversation about white privilege and keeping within our UU principles. The hallenge is to advance our UU principles into real, comprehensive, cognitive, and intellectual foundations of understanding that will allow us to challenge racism in our everyday personal interactions.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

4 Sessions - January 3rd to March 7th - Priestley Room
Led by Alice Lieb

This PBS/Frontline production tells the epic story of the rise of Christianity. Join us for four sessions as we explore the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we now know as Christianity. Discussion follows each of four viewing sessions. Registration encouraged.

Drawing upon historical evidence, the series challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about Christian origins. Archaeological finds have yielded new understandings of Jesus' class and social status; fresh interpretations have transformed earlier ideas about the identity of the early Christians and their communities.

Through engaging on-camera interviews with twelve scholars--New Testament theologians, archaeologists, and historians--the series presents their contributions to this intellectual revolution. For example they talk about the quest for the historical Jesus - what can we really know? And how do we know it?

The scholars together represent a range of viewpoints and diversity of faiths and a shared commitment to bring new ways of thinking about Christianity to a public audience. They discuss the value in a historical approach to Jesus and the Bible and whether Christian faith can be reconciled with such an approach. – Frontline

  1. January 3 - From Jesus to Christ; Jesus' Many Faces
  2. January 17 - From Jesus to Christ; A Portrait of Jesus' World
  3. February 7 skipped
  4. February 21 - From Jesus to Christ; The Story of the Storytellers
  5. March 7 - From Jesus to Christ; The First Christians

Folk Circle

Every First & Third Tuesdays - 7:30pm - Schweitzer Room

Bring your instrument and play! Instruments and vocalists of all stripes are welcome to join the Folk Circle. Folk, singer-songwriter, world and many other styles that lend themselves to group singing and playing are part of FC repertoire. his group performs at services every 4-6 weeks, and will also collaborate with Joyful Noise for Bread Communion and other services. Write to for more information.

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Every First Tuesday
Led by Steven Mead, Interim Religious Educator

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 will survey ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. Through readings, meditation, and dialog, we will explore the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we reflect on the meaning of the life we are living. This program sustains and enriches a practice of life-long learning and promotes right relationship with one’s self, with others, and with the wider world. Participants are encouraged to purchase this book and bring it to each session; however, it is not necessary to either have read the book or attend each session to participate.

The workshop schedule and topics are

  1. October 4 - The Work of Being; Truth & Gifts
  2. November 1 - The Work of Being; Reality & Being Lost
  3. December 6 - The Work of Being; Sages & Silence
  4. January 3 - The Work of Being; Conversation & Listening
  5. February 7 - The Work of Being Human; Learning & Confidence
  6. March 7 - The Work of Being Human; Listening & Soul
  7. April 4 - The Work of Being Human; Clouds & Darkness
  8. May 2 - The Work of Being Human; Untangling & God

No advance preparation required. You may join at anytime. Maximum size per session is 10. Registration is strongly recommended.

Spirit In Practice

Every Third Tuesday - Fahs Room
Led by Steven Mead, Interim Religious Educator

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.

Developed in response to many Unitarian Universalist adults' desire to engage in life-giving spiritual practices, the nine workshops of Spirit in Practice provide avenues for deepening spirituality and affirming spiritual growth. Participants are invited to reflect, share, and grow together, exploring ways to nurture their connections with the sacred in everyday life.

The workshop schedule and topics are

  1. September 20 - Toward a Meaningful UU Spirituality
  2. October 16 - Personal Spiritual Practices
  3. November 15 - Communal Worship Practices
  4. December 20 - Spiritual Partnerships
  5. January 17 - Mind Practices
  6. February 21 - Body Practices
  7. March 21 - Soul Practices
  8. April 18 - Life Practices
  9. May 16 - Justice Practices

No advance preparation required. You may join at anytime. Registration is strongly recommended.

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