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.
MENU FOR THE FUTURE
A six session discussion course exploring the connection between food choices and sustainability is being offered. This class will begin on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 and will be facilitated by Stephanie McCullough-Cain. The cost is $25 for book, and scholarships available. For further information, please contact the church office at email@example.com.
SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHTS
The Social Justice Team is offering a once-a-month Friday Evening film event on the second Friday of each month from 7 – 9 pm starting in the Fall of 2013. The series is to promote discussion around critical issues facing our world today. The topics for the films will cover a variety of issues such as Climate Justice, Food Sustainability, Victims of Torture, Gun Violence, Health Care, Immigration and Racial Inequality.
The movie schedule currently is and will be updated as movies are chosen:
- September13th "Bidder 70" (civil disobedience, climate justice).
- October 11th "Fresh" (sustainable agriculture).
- November 8th "God Loves Uganada"(GLBT Justice/Religious colonialism).
- December Holiday Break
- January 10th, "Chasing Ice" (Climate Justice)
- February 7th TBA
- March 14th TBA
- April 11th TBA
- May 9th TBA
- Cakes for the Queen of Heaven (Woman-honoring curriculum that examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that may have worshipped the female as divine.)
- Voluntary Simplicity
- Socially Responsible Investing
If you have ideas for the film series and/or questions about the Social Justice Team please contact Stephanie McCullough-Cain. The register please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org..
RELIGION IN AMERICA (Gabriel Ross)
Discussion topics will include: The Church of Scientology, Mormon beliefs and practices, religion and women, religion and politics in America, the Baha’i faith, Nature Religions and much more. September 17, 2013 through March 25th, 2013. (Tuesday mornings 9:30 am -11:30 am) Early registration is $165; regular registration is $190. To register or ask questions, contact the church office at email@example.com.
Socrates Cafe meets the third Friday of each month in the North Room at UUCM. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share. We brainstorm ideas and then vote for the one we want to discuss. We have had some lively, enlightening discussions. The sessions start up again this Fall, with the first meeting on Friday, September 20th, 2013 and running through until May 2014. Hosted by Peggy Gentles. For further details, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDITATION SESSIONS – October 2013
Six meditation sessons will begin on Tuesday, October 1st from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at UUCM. Come and practice sitting and walking meditation with others. The sessions are open to all people wanting to try out or practice meditation. All experience levels are welcome. Every time we sit, we start fresh. Each session will include meditation instruction based on "The Joy of Living" by Yongey Mingyur Rinpocke. Feel free to come as often as you can; whether once, twice or all six evenings. Session schedule is Tuesdays, October 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Monday November 4th and Tuesday November 19th, all from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Hosted by Gary Charles.
Healing Chants & Lullabies from around the World
Take a Healing and Chants Lullabies Workshop on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at UUCM, 605 Rice Street. What will we be singing? Healing chants and soothing lullabies frm around the world. All songs are taught by ear, using a traditional call-and-response method. Non-religious focus and no experience necessary. This singing workshop is to raise money for The Center for Victims of Tortue. There will be a $25 donation at the door. Please joins us to help us help others. Contact the church office to register at email@example.com.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS...
Join a Great Books Discussion Group!
This is different than a book club. The website describes it as a "forum for thoughtful leaders. Discussions are lively, friendly, sometimes contentious - and a good deal of fun. The object of a Great Books discussion is not to go hme with the "right answer". Participants challenge their own and others' beliefs and opinions in the light of a rich, thought-provoking text." You can find additional information here. Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Potential Topics for Spring 2014
Do you have other topics/ideas or want to facilitate a class? Please contact the church office at office.