Religious Exploration for Adults
Each year in the mid-fall and in March, our minister offers classes for newcomers, which she loves to lead. Watch the monthly newsletter Branches, the weekly Sunday bulletin, and the Meetinghouse foyer for dates and how to sign up.
In "Getting to Know UU," you will learn about the journey of Unitarian Universalism: the long-ago roots of our living tradition, how it evolved in the United States, where it is today and what its creative tensions may be going forward—all considered in relation to your own religious journey, with time for sharing with other participants. And you will meet some of our congregation's elected leaders as well as some of those who lead our programs and activities. You will hear fascinating stories from its past, and be helped to figure out how the congregation is organized, what our major programs are—those that serve the congregation, those that serve the community, and those that try to change the world—and how you can get involved.
The recommended reading for newcomers is A Chosen Faith by the Reverends John Buehrens and Forrest Church, a highly readable introduction to our faith organized around the six sources from which Unitarian Universalism draws. It is available for sale or to borrow in the foyer in advance of the classes or at the Unitarian Universalist Bookstore or 800-215-9076.
Our minister may offer other classes from time to time, in the areas of spiritual development, ethics, Bible, multiculturalism, world's religions, etc. If you have an area of interest, please don't hesitate to let her know.