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 book exploring the connection between food choices and sustainability. This class will begin on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 and will be facilitated by Stephanie McCullough-Cain. Cost: $25 for book, scholarships available. For further information, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Stephanie Wallingford
As part of the Adult Education classes we are excited to offer Yoga Classes at UUCM. You will learn the basics of sun salutations, foundation yoga postures, and connecting movement with breath. Vinyasa Flow classes maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a sequence of postures (which may be different from class to class), and follow a progression that begins with awakening the breath and ends with final meditation. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Beginners to advanced practitioners welcome. Modifications will be offered to meet you where you are. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. This 6-week session is being offered free of charge by UUCM member, Stephanie Wallingford who is a Certified Yoga Instructor (200 hr). Classes are scheduled at UUCM in the North Room for Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the following dates: May 21, May 28, June 4, June 18, June 25, and July 2. To register or ask questions, contact the church office at email@example.com. There is also a sign up sheet is in the North Room.
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 9:30-11:30) Early registration is $165; regular registration is $190. To register or ask questions, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION GROUP
Want to explore Spirituality and Spiritual Growth?
Once a month, join a gathering at the church for stimulating interactive discussion on spiritual topics the group chooses for that evening. This gathering will provide an opportunity to ask (or just listen to) all the deeper spiritual questions that may still remain unspoken within while exploring the insight and experience of some of the wisest teachers around; that being us, the members (and friends) of UUCM. Hosted by Bruce Leher. For further information, please contact the church office at email@example.com.
RECONNECTING WITH THE EARTH
Several years ago, UUCM Adult Education offered the very popular class "Exploring Deep Ecology" from the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) and we plan to bring that class back under it's new name "Reconnecting With the Earth". This program is a six-session course addressing core values and how they affect the way we view and treat the Earth. Each week between sessions we will complete some brief readings selected by NWEI and during each meeting will:
- Clarify our values through discussion about our relationship with the Earth
- Discover how personal beliefs and values affect the way we view and treat the Earth
- Explore what it means to take personal responsibility for Earth
Hosted by Susan Goll. To register or ask questions, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Hosted by Peggy Gentles. For further details, please contact the church office at email@example.com.
FIRST PEACE CIRCLE RETURNS IN 2013!
The First Peace starts within the self. As Gandhi has said, we must be the change we want to see in the world. What is peace to you? The First Peace Medicine Wheel journey allows you to consider what it might mean to embrace the Eight Universal Principles of Peace in your daily walk, and how you can deepen them inside of you in an ongoing Peace Circle.
The First Peace curriculum includes online videos, handbook and cards—cost ($200 to $120 depending on number of participants). To register or ask questions, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by Diana Allen, a UU and trained facilitator of First Peace Circles.
MEDITATION SESSIONS – October 2013
Come and practice sitting and walking meditation with others. This session will include meditation instruction so feel free to join us. This 4 week session will be held in October 2013 and will be hosted by Gary Charles.
OUR AMERICAN ROOTS
"Our American Roots," a series of video segments produced by All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gives an overview of the historical roots of Unitarian Universalism. We will watch a video clip and discuss our roots.
WEB BASED SELF-STUDY – OUR CHOSEN FAITH
Too busy to attend an adult education class but still want to able to gain knowledge about yourself and Unitarian Universalism when it is convenient for you? Consider a web based self-study course.
How the Self-Study Course Works
You will need a copy of the book, A Chosen Faith, and a personal notebook for your responses to the suggestions in this guide. You can purchase it through the UUA Bookstore. For each session in the Study Guide, you are invited to read the corresponding pages in A Chosen Faith. After an initial session focusing on the Foreword and Preface, each session considers the two complementary essays addressing each of five sources of our faith. To learn more or sign up for this class, click on the link below.
Other Potential Topics for Spring 2014
- 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
Do you have other topics/ideas or want to facilitate a class? Please contact the church office at office.