Adult Religious Education: Current Offerings

Sunday Explorations
Bring your coffee or tea and join us on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in the Arnold Room or via Zoom. We wear masks inside and leave two doors open for air circulation. You are welcome to join us!
Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

November 6—The Fifth Principle: What Does It Mean To Value Democracy Today? “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” The midterm election is November 8. What does it mean to support and act on this principle—in our congregational life and in our community, our country? Angela Merkert, facilitator.

November 13 and 20—Jonah: One Strange Book
Classical scholar, Elias Bickerman, labels Jonah one of the “four strange books of the Bible.” Only four chapters long, a mere 48 verses, Jonah is read on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, arguably the most solemn day of the Jewish year.
Jonah is a story of calling, of fear and retreat, repentance and forgiveness, anger and regret, and much more. Why would this strange book be of interest to UUs? Come and join the conversation to find out! Jim Stewart, facilitator.

November 27—The Path of Change. Expressions of Gratitude and Thanksgiving. Making space for change with compassion and an attitude of gratitude. Let’s discuss how we develop and hold this perspective. Angela Merkert, facilitator.


Preparing the Ground: Body-Based Practices for Nurturing Community
In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the major principles and benefits of embodied practices—including improvisation and play—and their role in creating connectivity, safety, and spaciousness in our individual and collective nervous system. Our hope is to explore body-based practices that offer a more grounded, playful, and bottom-up approach to our work in community, including our work around the 8th Principle. As we learn together about the natural intelligence of our bodies, we prepare the ground for something new in our community. All bodies are welcome!
Saturday, November 12, 10:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday, November 13, 1:30 pm–5:30 pm in the Social Hall, $75 suggested donation
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