Building Your Own Theology | Library/Room 103

This class will meet on the first and third Sundays.

Rev. Kathy Hurt will lead participants in this classic Unitarian Universalist program which is based on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian. Participants will work on developing their personal credos, the fundamental religious or spiritual beliefs, values and convictions that inform and direct the living of their lives.  Areas of focus include coming to terms with human nature, ultimate reality, history, ethics, and religious meaning.

Popcorn Theology | Library/Room 103

This class will meet every fourth Sunday.

James Jeffries will lead this exploration of faith, truth, meaning-making, and choice through popular films from the 1980s and 90s. The class will view film excerpts to spark discussion.

Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting | Room 203

This class will meet weekly in Room 203.

Attendees will participate in a discussion based on Michelle Richards’ book of the same title. Copies will be available for purchase, but are not necessary to participate. Come with a journal and an open mind, and discuss topics such as incorporating spiritual practices into family life, teaching the UU Principles in age-appropriate ways, answering difficult questions on religious matters, and dealing with religious disagreements, among many others.

Multigenerational One Room Schoolhouse | Social Hall

This class will meet every second Sunday in the Social Hall.

Adults, children and youth will gather to explore the ministry theme through a song, story, mindfulness practice, and activity stations. There will be activities suitable for adults and children. This is a great opportunity to get to know our community members of all ages–you never know when you will make a new friend.

Women’s Spirituality Group | Parlor, Room 101

This class meets on the second and fourth Sundays in the Parlor, Room 101.

In Part II of the Cakes for the Queen of Heaven program, we will continue our journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women to be found in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity. We will also look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. Finally, we will celebrate the exciting new world-view and thealogy that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes that may be suggested by that new world-view and thealogy.

In order to facilitate the spiritual deepening and sharing of participants, this will be a closed group, so plan to register in class during the month of August.

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.