Education for adults takes the form of a variety of classes and activities. Topics include such areas as religion and philosophy, personal development, social issues, and arts and excursions. Opportunities for parent education and support groups for special groups with common needs are encouraged. If you are interested in joining or leading a support group, please inquire.
There are a variety of conferences, special presentations, lectures, summer camps and conferences, and other opportunities for continuing Religious Education offered in the district and beyond by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Programs for teens and adults are most common, but there are also programs available for younger learners.
*Childcare is provided every Sunday- click here for more information*
Within the Church
There are many, many activities and groups available and open to anyone who wishes to participate, including the Sunday Forums, the Alliance, Green Sanctuary and more. Please browse the "Get Involved" pages to find out more about many of these activities and the contact information for them. Various committees and groups sponsor special programs and educational opportunities throughout the year. Events are advertised on the website, and in the monthly newsletter, The Gateway, which is online or can be mailed to newcomers, friends, and members of the church.
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Regular Sunday Classes & Special Events for Adults
9:00am - 10:00am Lingka Path: morning meditation
10:00am - 11:00am Forum in Gage Hall
10:30am Chalice Choir (for children) rehearsal in sanctuary
11:00am - 12:15pm Service in the sanctuary
1:00pm - 2:15pm Pathway classes
April Adult Religious Education offerings include:
April 1 9 am Silent meditation (AU)
April 8 9 am Silent meditation (AU)
9 am Silent meditation (AU)
April 15 12:30 pm Newcomer Q&A with minister and RE Director (S)
12:30 pm Dream Work with Betsy Grund (MO)
April 22 9 am Silent meditation (AU)
April 29 9 am Silent meditation (AU)
12:30 pm Dream Work with Betsy Grund (MO)
Location key: GH-Gage Hall upstairs (followed by the room number), LR-Larisey Room (down stairs in GH), AU-Annex upstairs, S-Sanctuary, C-Churchyard, MO-Minister's Office
Would you like to learn more about the philosophical & religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Daoism? Are you interested in learning how to practice different forms of meditation?
Come find out more & get involved! Lingka Path is a new introductory class about three major Eastern traditions: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Daoism. We’ll watch films, read, have discussions, and go on short trips to learn more about the philosophical and religious beliefs and practices of these traditions.
(Sunday mornings, 9am-10am) A morning meditation and light reading/discussion group.
(Sunday afternoons, 10am-11am) An Eastern Philosophy & Religions class on Buddhism, Hinduism, and Daoism.
How are these classes organized? Meet in the upstairs classroom of the white annex behind Gage Hall. For the morning meditation class: We'll have a light reading and discussion or a visual component, followed by guided or silent meditation. We'll work on different methods of sitting, breathing, relaxing, and focusing. For the afternoon Eastern Philosophy & Religions class: Each tradition (Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism) will begin with a class on the particular “worldview”, followed by themes addressed by that worldview such as nature, death, femininity, interdependence, emptiness, rites of passage, etc. We want to be able to show how each tradition differs and what flows from each tradition’s perspectives historically, politically, socially, etc.
What are our goals for these classes? Our goals for this class are to provide informative contextual knowledge about each tradition and each tradition’s approach to the themes, with real-life application. We want members of the class to think critically and empathetically about new material and be open to discussion. The meditation component will provide a practice basis for thinking about and experiencing some of these topics.
For more information, please contact Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org