Adult Faith Development
Exploring Your UU Identity
Facilitator: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
March 21 – April 18
6:30-8:30 PM in the Johnson Room
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? In this six-session class we will explore the theology, history and organization of our UU religious tradition, along with our faith’s core commitments to lifelong learning and social justice. Participants will be encouraged to discover and articulate their own Unitarian Universalist identity through the various “lenses” of our historic and open-ended way of faith.
Rise Up and Call Her Name
Facilitator: Brenda Nelson
October 9 – November 13 (Fall Session)
January 22 – March 5 (Spring Session)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Annex B
A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities in 13 sessions that explores numerous religious and spiritual traditions through artistic expression, music, visuals, creative ritual, dialog and rich information from a variety of sources.
Sound, Light and Movement
Facilitators: Aaron Ford and Stuart Silverman
Saturdays, March 3, 10 & 17
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
This course blends art, music, and movement in creative ways to promote personal and collective awareness, empowerment, and healing. The facilitators will guide personal and group activities, followed by discussions, with the intention of raising consciousness. Participants should be prepared for some body movement (all abilities welcome) and sharing in a small group setting.
Critical Response Theory
Facilitator: Phil Weaver-Stoesz
April 14, 21 & 28
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Annex C
The Critical Response Process is a step-by-step process to give and receive feedback, embrace vulnerability and honesty, and dismantle defensiveness. The process teaches you to lean on the virtues of curiosity and open inquiry to facilitate difficult conversations, and can be applied to any “work-in-progress” – whether it’s an artistic goal, a relationship, or a personal area of growth. The 3-part course will teach us to transform discomfort into inquiry.
Facilitators: Pat Reed, Donna Talbot & Brenda Nelson
3rd Thursdays each month
Oct-Apr beginning Oct. 20
6:45 – 8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Join a group of women for earth-centered rituals that honor the season, the phases of the moon and personal spirituality. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage. For more information, contact Pat Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org
No registration needed, please just come.
Boundary Setting and Negotiating
Facilitators: Mary Dawes and Natalie Fabert
Thursday, March 22
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Two hour workshop to learn and practice skills that you can apply in the workplace and in relationships. One essential part of healthy and productive relationships is establishing good boundaries. Boundaries can be rules and principles that guide you and establish what you will or won’t allow in a relationship. Negotiation is a dialogue between people over one or more issues, intended to reach a constructive outcome. Developing these skills will reduce conflict and promote results that satisfy both/all participants.
World Wisdoms in Dialogue
Facilitator: Gary Ezzell
Time & Date: 2nd & 4th Thursdays from January to March starting at 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM in Annex H
A six part class to explore core teachings and understandings of different spiritual and religious traditions and how they relate to Unitarian Universalism. We will look at quotes, poetry, songs, and other literature from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Indigenous, and Unitarian Universalism.
Facilitators: Bonnie White & Ed Cernek
Wednesday Nights, February 7 – March 14 from 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM in the Johnson Room
This workshop is for couples who want to work on their relationship. Couples of all genders, length of time together and relationship status (married, partnered, engaged, cohabitating or not) are welcome. Explore how to strengthen and rejuvenate your connection. Topics include healthy communication, respecting differences, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, relating to your larger community. Couple also explore how the 7 principles of UUism can create a more compassionate and deepening connection to each other.