Adult Religious Education: Current Offerings

Sunday Explorations on Zoom

Refill your cups of coffee or tea and join us in stimulating discussions every Sunday at 9:30 am on Zoom.

Meeting ID:  842 4289 2753
Password: 041625

  • September 6: Commitment to Renewal What does it mean to be a people and a person of renewal? Exploring the paths for renewal and the risks we take. Angela Merkert, facilitator
  • September 13: UU Faith and Commitment to Covenant Our renewal through repair of broken covenants and relationships. Finding meaning in keeping covenant. Angela Merkert, facilitator
  • September 20: Historical Sermon Series “Why Anti-Racism Will Fail” by Rev. Thandeka from UU GA 1999. Text available here . John Edwards, facilitator.
  • September 27: Being Grateful in Spite of…, Part 1 Our text will be Attitudes of Gratitude, a good book by M.J. Ryan. It explores the gifts, attitudes, and practices of gratitude. How do our feelings of gratefulness benefit us at this time? Ron Friederich, facilitator.


New Class Offering! A Spiritual Practice Using the Tao Te Ching with Christine Robinson

We will use chapters and verses of Tao Te Ching and a variety of established spiritual practices (study, writing, focused attention, art, conversation) to learn about this ancient wisdom and about ourselves …and each other. This class will take place on Zoom over 6 Tuesday evenings in September and October from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Participants need access to one contemporary translation/interpretation of this short book (Stephen Mitchell, Ursula LeGuin, Jonathan Star, or—for the scholarly minded—Roger Ames), as well as paper or an online journal. You’ll need to be able to connect to Zoom with a camera and microphone to participate.

Christine Robinson is the minister emerita of our congregation and a nearly life-long student of the Tao Te Ching.

Tuesday evenings starting September 15; limited to 12 participants.

To register, contact Christine at or Angela Merkert at Participants will receive a link to the class after registering.