Adult Faith Development
Coming of Age for Adults
Facilitators: Kim St. Clair & Gary Ezzell
Time and Date:
1st Meeting – Thursday, October 20th from 7-8:30
We’ve listened to inspiring Coming of Age speeches for 15 years, many wishing for a similar experience. Now it’s here! Using a small group format and competencies from the youth COA, we’ll explore UU history, principles and engage in deep conversations with each other and people of different faiths. At the end, participants will write their own statement of belief, clarifying what is most important and be invited to share these as a part of a service.
Towards the Other America – An Anti-Racist Study Group
Facilitators: Emrys Staton & Heidi Singer
Time and Date: Saturday 9/17, 10/01, 10/15, 10/29, 11/19, 12/3 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
This class uses Chris Crass’ book “Toward the Other American: Anti-Racism Resources for White People taking action for Black Lives Matter.“ Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of white supremacy, the movement for Black Lives Matter, intersections of oppression and how we can be grounded in anti-racist work through our UU faith. Download the eBook here.
Facilitators: Pat Reed, Donna Talbot & Brenda Nelson
3rd Thursdays of the month, Oct-Apr beginning Oct. 20 at 6:45 – 8:30 PM
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
The Embodied Journey
Facilitator: Aaron Ford
Time and Date: The 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10:00 – 11:15 am, excluding the 4th Saturdays in Nov. and Dec. because of the holidays.
In this class we will explore methods to embody our daily lives more fully. Most of the experiential material will draw from the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Continuum Movement and creative movement. These “practices of embodiment” all promote a creative, aesthetic and spiritual first-person experience of sensing the body through a discipline of awareness.
Circle of Trees
Facilitators: Heidi Parmenter
Wednesdays beginning January 11 – March 1, 6:00 7:30 PM
This multigenerational program nurtures deep connections with trees, nature and all of life’s creatures. Using trees as an entry point to understand and connect with life on earth, it invites participants to understand how trees are literally “providers of life,” indentify trees, explore nature using spiritual methods to foster deep coneections and reinforce out 7th principle of interdependence. This course is for everyone over the age of 8, including children, single and older adults and families.
Facilitators: Bonnie White & Ed Cernek
Wednesdays beginning Feb 1- March 8 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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, co-habituating or not, ect) 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.
Emotional Intelligence: Taking Turns
Facilitators: Mary Dawes & Natalie Fabert
Time and Date: Thursday, March 16 from 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Here is your update on a basic guide for life, including research and skills training that focuses on the deeper meaning of the simple rule. Today we need help with managing our emotional reaction to others, in order to understand another’s perspective and work together to achieve mutual respect and develop options. At home, at work, in discussions, a few simple guidelines can make the world a better place, and increase our happiness.
Living Boldly in Difficult Times
Facilitators: Joan Gale & Anne Lackey
Time and Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Johnson Room
Dialogue and list the concerns that leave us fatigued, fearful or angry and why. Discuss what it means to live boldly while managing feelings and not lashing out or shutting down to opposing views. Create a list of practices and strategies related to UU principles that leads to natural learning and understanding.