Adult Religious Education
Religious education programs for adults give us the opportunities to broaden and deepen ourselves intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. From workshops to community service, covenant groups to discussion groups, meditation to music—all in the context of a supportive spiritual community—there are a variety of opportunities for adults to learn more about Unitarian Universalism beyond our Sunday services.
Who am I? Whose am I? What am I here for? These age-old questions are the foundations of a meaningful life. In Unitarian Universalism, we explore these questions through worship services and in small group activities in community.
We are your partners in expressing who you are, what you value, and what you believe at all stages of life. No matter what life has dealt us, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are spiritual companions on a path of integrity and interconnection, bringing more love, and more justice, into being.
Every congregation chooses its own adult programs. First Unitarian Church offers:
- Workshops on such topics as spirituality, theology, relationships, money, ethics, and justice. These topics are also included in the Sunday Explorations sessions held every Sunday at 9:30am in the Memorial Hall. UU 101, which is offered by the ministers also addresses faith development, including UU history, theology, ethics, and spiritual practices.
- Book discussion groups
- Covenant Groups, also known as Small Group Ministry, which offer a circle of peers for reflection and discussion.
- Social justice programs that engage and challenge us to bring positive change to our world and our congregational communities. Among the UU programs are Welcoming Congregation about including and affirming people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning; Building the World We Dream About gives us a foundation for building multicultural anti-oppressive community; and Standing on the Side of Love gets us out on the streets.
- Other program resources include UUA Bookstore offerings.
Are YOU interested in teaching or leading? Do you have a course idea? We can help you with publicity and connect with resources in the church and larger denomination. Contact Roy Moody (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ron Friederich (email@example.com), or Angela Merkert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.