Adult Religious Education & Enrichment Opportunities
Classes and Workshops:
Covenant Group. Join us for small group discussions of spiritual topics, the second Sunday of each month from 10:00 AM- Noon.
Yoga at NUUC. Start your week mindfully with incorporating breath and movement into a mind, body, spirit yoga practice . Join on Sundays at 5 pm in Fellowship Hall for gentle yoga. The classes both calms the mind and strengthens the body. Through movement, poses, breath and mindfulness discover what you need to enjoy the start of your week. Modifications for poses will be given to assist new to yoga as well as those who need variations due to injuries or health concerns. All classes are drop-in with a suggested love donation of $10. Weekly classes will be taught by Stephanie Henderson . Please bring your own mat. Wear comfortable (stretchy) clothing.
Stephanie‘s approach to practicing and teaching yoga reflects a love of learning. Encouraging students to listen and learn from their bodies and breath each time they practice. Building strength in body and spirit through postures and movement, Stephanie works to incorporate joy into a focused practice. With RYT of 200 hours Stephanie also has substantial work toward her 500 RYT certification
Women’s Group. NUUC’s Women’s Group welcomes anyone identifying as a woman. We meet the third Monday evening of each month (6:30 PM). Contact Marty Keith for information on the next meeting and current topics of discussion: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covenant Groups are small groups of 6-10 people that meet monthly and allow you to explore significant questions and experience community through deep listening and discussion. In covenant groups people get to know each other ina neighborly way, to feel in touch with each other’s lives, and to provide a context in which to think about and talk through “the big questions.” Covenant groups provide a unique experience that differs from adult education, other groups, Sunday services, or other things you can do at church. Covenant Groups meet for to hours monthly. Each group creates a covenant for how they intend to be together. Meetings have a program topic, are guided by a facilitator, and follow a simple format: a candle lighting and reading, a check-in, a reading, presentation of a topic for deep listening and discussion, and a closing reading. The format of the meetings helps participants set aside daily distractions, reflect on their lives and beliefs, and make meaningful connection with one another. Contact RevRitchie@aol.com for information about currently meeting groups.
Brown Bag Books
We had a good discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman last Tuesday. “Eleanor is a quirky loner and a model of efficiency with her routine of frozen pizza, vodka and weekly phone calls with Mummy. She’s a woman beginning to heal from unimaginable tragedy, with a voice that is deadpan, heartbreaking and humorous all at once.” NPR.org
Below is a list of book selections through July:
April The Worst Hard Time: the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan
May Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
June The Man who walked backwards: An Amerian Dreamers Search for Meaning in the Great Depression by Ben Montgomery
July Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks
Brown Bag Books meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the North Church. We would love for you to join us as you are able. Hope to see you on Tuesday, April 16th!