Adult Education Program
Our adult class offerings feed the soul and refresh the mind. Forums, discussions, and classes on a variety of topics are held throughout the week. .
FIRST HOUR | 9:00 am
First Hour provides a lively interactive way for us to come together to build community and further explore our faith and values in a smaller group setting. Coffee will be available during the half hour after First Hour and before the Sunday Service begins, in addition to the regular coffee hour after the service. Activities will be led by our Minister, Director of RE, Music Director, Adult Education and we are interested in having offerings from other lay leaders and congregation members as well. All members, friends, visitors and prospective members are invited to attend, and many offerings will be suitable for the UUCM youth as well! For more information please contact Susan Goll.
First Hour Brochure You can download the brochure to read about First Hour, share your ideas for programs to offer, or give us feedback on the programs attended or offered!
The theme for OCTOBER 2015 is PRAYER. To read more about our themes, and the schedule for future months' themes please click here.
4th October 9:00 AM
Reverend Kent will be a guide this Sunday morning during First Hour for those who are curious to explore in more depth our October theme of “prayer” – what it is, what it could be, and how even atheists and spiritual humanists find meaning in the practice of prayer.
11th October 9:00 AM
The Board of Trustees will present the results of the Congregational Survey which was held in the Spring fo 2015.
18th October 9:00 AM
"UU101 - Part Two” for Members; as well as Visitors and Friends interested in becoming members; where we will discuss "How It Works" at UUCM. Facilitated by Gary Charles.
25th October 9:00 AM
“Reconciling our Christian Theological Heritage in Text and Music.” During this hour we will listen to and discuss a few classics of sacred music and hold a discussion on how someone of a modern UU faith could find spiritual meaning in this beautiful tradition whose theology is much more orthodox. Facilitated by Music Director Paul Winchester.
Registration ends September 27th for the UUCM Women’s Retreat October 9-10, 2015
Mark your calendars for the 2015 UUCM Women’s Retreat, “Self-Care: Mind, Body, Spirit, Community.” We will gather on Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2015 again at Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, a secluded, forested 20-acre gem within easy reach of the western suburbs. Once again we hope a large number of women join us at this convenient and beautiful location as we explore our topic with speakers, conversation and relaxation. You are welcome to attend for all or any part of the retreat that works with your schedule: stay from Friday evening through Saturday evening including the overnight; participate just Friday evening or just Saturday; or attend both Friday evening and Saturday and sleep at home. What is important is that you join us!
The fully accessible retreat overlooks Birch Island Lake with the main eating lodge just a few minutes’ walk away. See the Camp Eden Wood website for location and photographs. Please join us — mark your calendar and stay tuned for further details on programming and registration. The 2015 UUCM Women’s Retreat Co-Chairs welcome your questions: Mary Cotton, Joyce Lindquist and Betty Bright.
Do you have other topics/ideas or want to facilitate a class? Please contact the church office.