Adult Religious Education: Current Offerings

Sunday Explorations

Sunday Explorations meets in the Arnold Room every Sunday at 9:30 am. Bring your coffee and join us for stimulating conversation.

January 19 

Historical Sermon Series “The Shaking of the Foundations,” by Paul Tillich.

What it’s like when the way things are is ending; what it is like when new things are emerging. John Edwards, facilitator 


January 26 

Thriving in These Challenging Times, Part 1.

How can we live fuller, richer lives even during these dark national times?  Class is based on a good Osher course Ron attended. Ron Friederich, facilitator


February 2

“An Indigenous People’s History of the United States”

This year’s UU Common Read. US History from a Native American Perspective: Conquest (Chapters 1-6). You’re welcome to join the conversation, even if not reading the book.  Angela Merkert, facilitator


February 9

“An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.”

This year’s UU Common Read. US History from a Native American Perspective: Colonialism (Chapters 7-11). How does this history inform Native issues today? You’re welcome to join the conversation, even if not reading the book.  Angela Merkert, facilitator


February 16

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl.

This book was written in 1945 but is still powerful today. We’ll read and discuss his observations of fellow concentration camp prisoners. How did some survive? And what was the last of the human freedoms? Ron Friederich, facilitator


February 23

Historical Sermon Series “Behold, I am Doing Something New” by Paul Tillich.

“Out of the death of the old, the new arises. The new is created not out of the old, not out of the best of the old, but out of the death of the old. It is not the old which creates the new. That which creates the new is that which is beyond old and beyond new,  the Eternal.” John Edwards, facilitator.


Back by Popular Demand: UU 101!

Mark your calendars now to join the Rev. Bob LaVallee for the next session of this two-part class that covers the basics of our fabulous faith tradition. It will again be offered as a weekend intensive on Friday, February 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, February 22 from 9:00-12:00. UU 101 is a great opportunity for those new to Unitarian Universalism—or new to First Unitarian—to learn more about our church and its roots. Free childcare will be available for those who request it.To register, email Rev. Bob LaVallee.