Religious Education (RE) is a lifelong process. Some of us find our answers to life’s most fundamental questions early, and our life experiences solidify and reinforce those beliefs. Others of us take a more winding path, searching for, evaluating, discarding and re-imagining those answers more than once during our journey. Wherever you are on your path, we strive to offer a variety of opportunities for all ages to stretch their minds and expand their knowledge.
Explorations – Sunday School for Adults
Sundays, 9:15-10:30 am(click for upcoming schedule of topics)
Achieving adulthood doesn’t mean that we’ve found all the answers. In fact, it doesn’t even mean that we’ve found all of the questions! This new “Sunday School” class for adults will focus on spirituality as it is broadly conceived and will include presentations on areas of interest such as spiritual practices, creative engagement, challenges, and the big picture. The class will meet in the Anthony Room at 9:30am for one hour on eight consecutive Sunday mornings. Childcare for infants through 5th graders will be provided in the Murray Room. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag breakfast and are encouraged to bring their curiosity and open-mindedness.
The Forum – a Weekly Discussion Group
Sundays, 9:15-10:30 am (click for upcoming schedule of topics)
This discussion program is offered every Sunday. Topics include current events, books, travel, community action, careers and social issues. Coffee is served at 9 am and the presentation/discussion begins at 9:15 in the RE wing of our building. On a typical morning, 30 to 50 people gather for lively discussions. Guests and visitors are welcome. Just show up ready to think, listen and participate. Each week’s topics are listed on the home page and the calendar at this website.
Humanism with Heart
Meets the third Thursday of the month, from 7-9 pm
Humanism with Heart is a discussion and service group that is guided by the principles of Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, encourages us to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that are guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience. Humanism and Unitarian Universalism (UU) share a long history, with several UU ministers having helped write the three iterations of the Humanist Manifesto. Come and explore with others the full diversity of today’s modern Humanism, which encompasses religious, secular, and spiritual perspectives. Each meeting is self-contained, with no requirement for you to prepare ahead of time. Check the calendar for exact dates and topics. Visitors and guests welcome.
Meets the first and third Monday of the month, from 7-9 pm
Soul Talk is an open discussion group where we seek to learn from and encourage each other in an individual and collective, free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We draw inspiration from all six sources of Unitarian Universalism (view the sources here). All are welcome, including visitors and first-time guests. Topics are chosen each session for the next session. Check the calendar for exact dates.
Pathways to Belonging, Workshop for Newcomers
Next class: Saturday, November 16, 9 am-12 pm
Pathways to Belonging is a class in which newcomers and prospective members can find out more about Unitarian Universalism and each other. The classes are small so that lots of questions can be explored and people can get to know each other. Rev. Lisa Schwartz leads the discussion, and several long-term members are always on hand to answer questions, give tours of the Fellowship campus, and serve some tasty food. Child care is provided. Sign up here.
Third Tuesday of the month, 1:30-3 pm (except June-Aug)
The Fellowship Book Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Library. The books are typically fiction. Guests and visitors are welcome to this informal book discussion. Click to see what we are reading.