Adult Forum

The Adult Forum meets on Sundays from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. in the Emerson Room in Thomason Hall, prior to the worship service. The group focuses its discussions on a text, DVD series with religious and/or ethical content, or an Issue agreed upon at the General Assembly of Congregations. All are invited to participate! Watch for announcements of topics in the Current Newsletter.

Viewing a DVD for Discussion at the Adult Forum

UU World Discussion

This open-ended and open-invitation discussion group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We start by discussing an article from the most recent issue of the quarterly magazine UU World, though that often takes us in new directions. Everyone welcome!

UU World Summer 2016

 

Food for Thought

Evening Adult Exploration programs strive to involve active audience participation through discussion and activities. Members present topics that range from films, to an evening of music, to a sharing of a member’s travels in another culture or to an event. Prior to the program there is an optional supper, offered at a modest fee to cover the cost of the food. Watch for announcements of programs in the Current Newsletter. All are welcome!

Discussing a Thought-Provoking Film
Discussing a Thought-Provoking Film

Learning in Small Groups

Adult RE Classes are offered throughout the year to enhance spiritual growth and explore new ideas. Groups often meet once a week for a limited number of weeks, or once a month year-round. All are invited to participate, with sign-up usually requested. Following are several of the groups that are frequently offered.

Small Group Meeting in Home
Small Group Meeting in Home
  • Building Your Own Theology The 10-week “short-term exploration” uses a classic UU curriculum as a guided structure for participants to explore and identify their own beliefs and theological convictions in a supportive framework.
  • Articulating Your UU Faith A series of small group meetings—to help us think through and express our own faith—is often scheduled in the fall or spring.
  • Chalice Circles  These circles meets regularly for at least several months. Each year, they focus on a different topic. The purpose of these groups is to offer an opportunity for personal spiritual growth and a strong sense of community by listening to others and being listened to by others.
  • The Shared Pulpit  A sermon seminar for lay people, to deepen connection and trust among the participants, and to help each person find their unique voice and learn to share with the congregation by writing and then delivering a sermon during a Sunday Service. 8 sessions, usually every other week. Offered by the Sunday Service Committee.
 See the Current Newsletter for descriptions of Adult RE classes currently being offered.