Adult Education and Faith Formation Programs
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.
The Forum – a Weekly Discussion Group
Sundays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Currently Offered In-Person and Online. Check the calendar. Click here to participate online —> uufws.org/virtual-forum
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.
Small Group Ministry
Groups meet at different times and with varying frequency
Small gatherings of members and friends commit to meeting regularly to build community, practice shared ministry and nurture the spirit. Joining a small group is a great way to get to know others in depth, and to enhance your spiritual life. To learn more or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soul Talk *** Currently on Hiatus***
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 classes begin July 6
Pathways to Belonging is a class in which newcomers and prospective members can find out more about Unitarian Universalism and each other. Alongside other newcomers and in collaboration with Fellowship members, leaders and staff, these sessions are designed to provide you with an experience of Unitarian Universalism—not just information about it. To allow for authentic connection, class size is limited to 12 participants. Click here for more information.
Book Club *** Currently on Hiatus ***
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.