The following upcoming and ongoing classes in person and/or via Zoom are currently being offered. Classes offered in a hybrid format use technology that brings all participants together. Please read about each class, then consider attending one or all of them! (Note: Some classes require registration, but some do not.)


Upcoming Adult Classes

On Repentance and Repair: The 2024 UUA Common Read

Each year the Unitarian Universalist Association suggests a book to be read throughout the UUA. This year’s selection is On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Danya Ruttenberg.

This Common Read explores how one of our faith’s foundational resources, Judaism, teaches that the obligation of the perpetrator of harm to repent is more important than any obligation of the victim to forgive. We will follow Rabbi Ruttenberg into a framework for making amends offered by the 12th century Jewish physician and scholar, Maimonides.

Come explore practices for accountability that can bring us into wholeness and really make a difference in our personal, community, and national relationships.

Registration is recommended, but not required.

The book is available at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix and Tempe, as well as at the UUA inSpirit Bookstore at a cost of $18.

For more information, email afd@phoenixuu.org.



Ongoing Adult Classes

Mindfulness in Relationships

The ancient practice of mindfulness has recently become a topic of discussion in popular media and academic settings. This presentation and discussion explores possibilities of how mindful practices influence our personal relationships. In particular we’ll discuss presence as a means of connection and feeling understood; awareness as a means of connection, but also a potential way of creating distance during interpersonal interactions; and, the role of non judgment in creating safe relational space while being less reactive in our friendships and romantic relationships. The discussion will include work from a variety of authors, including Thich Nhat Hahn, Thomas Merton, Arthur Zajonc, Martin Buber, Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.

For more information, email afd@phoenixuu.org.

  • Dates: 2 Sundays at noon - 1 pm, Feb 25 and Mar 3
  • Facilitated by: Douglas Kelley, Emeritus Professor of Communication and Lincoln Professor of Relational Ethics at ASU
  • Location: Annex B or Zoom Meeting ID: 884 1465 3886 | Passcode: UUCP4027
  • Registration: None