WINTER/SPRING RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION ADULT CLASSES

January 12th- June 7th   9:45am-10:45am

Join us every Sunday to build community, feed mind and spirit, and put principles into action.

The Common Read: 

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 

A brown Bag Book Club meets the 4th Sunday of the Month, following the Celebration of Life.  Books are available to borrow from the First U library or you may purchase through First U, contact [email protected] to order or reserve one. Meeting place: Open Classroom on the second floor.

Identities and Stereotypes: Seeing Ourselves/Seeing Each Other 

This class features two documentary films that will be screened in small segments followed by discussion. 

January/February/March:  “The Mask you Live in” A film by the Representation Project. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Facilitator: Geoff Runge                     

March/April/May:  “Hillbillyconfronts depictions of Appalachian and other rural people on a broad, national level. Where did the hillbilly archetype come from and why has it endured on-screen for more than a hundred years? How does it relate to the exploitation of the land and people who live there? How do Appalachian and rural people view themselves as a result of these negative portrayals, and what is the impact on the rest of America? Facilitator: Loren Crawford

Meeting in the Library, drop ins Welcome.

 yoUUngish...First U’s new young adult group!  Folks 18-35 meet for coffee, community and conversation about the monthly ministry theme. The class is off to a great start and wants you to join them- The more the merrier! 

10-11am before service every Sunday in The Parlor across from the Library.

For Everyone: MORSH! Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse

On the second Sunday of every month, adults, children and youth gather to explore the ministry theme through song, story, mindfulness & activity stations. There will be activities suitable for adults & children. Get to know community members of all ages! Beginning February 9th: Every Second Sunday of the month in the Social Hall.

New to First U

This class meets occasionally upon request.

This workshop is designed to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism (and to First Unitarian) or to reacquaint those who may be returning after an absence. Led by several different First U members and professional staff, this class 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.