Adult Religious Exploration
Sundays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Exploration Hour invites members, friends, visitors, and guests to engage in faith development and contribute to that of others.
Age appropriate Exploration opportunities are also offered for children and youth pre-school through high school. Child care is available for infants and toddlers.
Winter Break--No RE--Dec. 18th and 25th, Jan. 1st and 8th
Spring 2017 Adult Religious Exploration, beginning January 15
Poetry Readings: Gather to read favorites by African Americans, women, and environmentalist poets to celebrate Black History month, Women’s History month and Earth Day. The class will explore the beauty of language, how poetry can convey another’s point of view and the lyrical expressions of the seven principles. Linda Berry and Elizabeth Fairhead will lead. First Sundays in Room 103.
Popcorn Theology: James Jeffries will present feature-film excerpts to explore issues of theology and ethics for Unitarian Universalists. Selections are suitable for those 18 and older. Second Sundays in Room 103.
Spirit in Practice: Jane Martin Buckley and Richelle Johnson continue the series on different approaches to spriritual practice first and third Sundays, Room 103.
Justice Readings: Participants will explore issues of racial justice through discussions of the UU Common Read The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Hate by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon, 2016) and conclude with a discussion of director Ava DuVernay’s documentary film 13th. Third Sundays in Room 103.
Writing and Journaling Group: Writers of all ages are invited to share discussions of the creative process and read from draft works, if comfortable. Creative writing prompts and journaling topics will be available to get you started. Fourth Sundays in Room 103.
The Garden: Bill Van Rooy and friends will facilitate this weekly discussion group using the metaphor of a garden to jump-start conversation on our collective and individual journeys of growth. Weekly in Room 203.
Coffee and Social Justice: This participant-led group discussion of social justice topics focuses on how our UU values lead us to respond to the world. Weekly in theSocial Hall near the windows.
Hindsight, Humor and Hope: Who Me, an Elder? This UUA program helps people as they begin to redesign their later years into a time of reflection, discernment, soul stretching, and new life possibilities. Jeff Matthias will lead from 12:30-2:30 on 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19 and 4/2 in Room 103 (Library).
These programs are scheduled as interest is expressed.
March 5, 12:30-2:30, Room 103.
This workshop is designed to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism (and to First Unitarian) AND to reacquaint those who may be returning after an absence. This session, led by several different First U members and professional staff, will provide information about Sunday services, theology, history, social justice, religious exploration and governance, and will equip participants to make an informed decision about membership.
New to First U will be repeated as needed. Please contact memberministry [at] firstulou.org (subject: New%20UU%20Program) (Member Ministry) to express your interest in the series.
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