Our Adult Religious Education Team plans informative and stimulating programs in keeping with our vision to engage our intergenerational community in faith development and life-long learning with a spirit of curiosity and openness.
Ideas for adult R.E. programming may be emailed to the team.
Adult R.E. programs – Jan. 15 to March 19, 2019
Our Adult Religious Education offerings will continue beginning Jan. 15. We will begin with an optional kick-off potluck starting at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 15. Classes will run from Jan. 15 to March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. We will have two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. For more information, contact Ellen Thomas at 573-445-2928 or by email, or Lisa Fritsche at 573-289-4162 or by email.
Led by Caya Tanski, Rosie Geiser and Peter Holmes
The Spirit in Practice series was created for new or long-time Unitarian Universalists to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. These practices can help you connect with the sacred ground of your being, however you understand it. While participants of these workshops will come from various spiritual or religious paths, the series affirms that diversity, while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness and offering a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich all faith journeys. You will be invited to reflect, share, and explore ways to nurture your connections with the sacred in everyday life. You will be encouraged to try new lenses through which to view and engage the depth and dimension of your life.
- Jan. 15 – Workshop 1: Toward a Rich and Meaningful Unitarian Universalist Spirituality
- Jan. 22 – Workshop 2: Personal Spiritual Practices
- Jan. 29 – Workshop 3: Communal Worship Practices
- Feb. 5 – Workshop 4: Spiritual Partnerships
- Feb. 12 – Workshop 5: Mind Practices
- Feb. 19 – Workshop 6: Body Practices
- Feb. 26 – Workshop 7: Soul Practices
- March 5 – Workshop 8: Life Practices
- March 12 – Workshop 9: Justice Practices
- March 19 – Workshop 10: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Come to any or all of them. Although the individual offerings of Spirit in Practice can stand alone, a deeper sense of community and connection will develop over the 10-week series if you are able to participate in as many of the sessions as possible.
Led by Chuck Swaney, Kim Wade and Jill Graham
Through a series of interactive seminars, participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The curriculum is designed to help us move personally and as a community toward an anti-racist, multicultural congregational transformation. Topics will include:
- Jan. 15 – Book Discussion – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
- Jan. 22 – Telling Our Story: Multiple Truths and Multiple Realities
- Jan. 29 – You Are How You’ve Lived: Exploring Individual and Group Identity
- Feb. 5 – Dominant Culture and Identity
- Feb. 12 – Whiteness and Privilege
- Feb. 19 – Voices and Perspectives
- Feb. 26 – Building Multicultural Competence as Personal and Spiritual Practice
- March 5 – Resistance
- March 12 – Commitments
- March 19 – Book Discussion – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions.
Over the years, our congregation has amassed a wide range of books for our library on almost every topic that intrigues the mind. The extensive lending library, located in the lower level of the church in the Forum Room/Library, is available to all.