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: email@example.com
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
Brown Bag Book readers met last Tuesday to discuss Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. After an interesting discussion, we chose the next two upcoming books which are listed below. We tried to lighten up a bit the on the reading material….. If any of you have suggestions of books you want to read and discuss, bring the names along next month. We will be choosing additional books. Attached is a complete of all the books we have read Since our beginning in 2005!
December Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
January American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
The following is short summary of Basic Black with Pearls from Amazon:
- A brilliant, lost feminist classic that is equal parts domestic drama and international intrigue.
Shirley and Coenraad’s affair has been going on for decades, but her longing for him is as desperate as ever. She is a Toronto housewife; he works for an international organization known only as the Agency. Their rendezvous take place in Tangier, in Hong Kong, in Rome and are arranged by an intricate code based on notes slipped into issues of National Geographic. He recognizes her by her costume: a respectable black dress and string of pearls; his appearance, however, is changeable. But something has happened, the code has been discovered, and Coenraad sends Shirley (who prefers to be known as “Lola Montez”) to Toronto, the last place she wants to go. There the trail leads her through the sites of her impoverished immigrant childhood and sends her, finally, to her own house, where she discards her pearls and trades in her basic black for a dress of vibrant multicolored silk.
Brown Bag Books meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the North Church. Sometimes we walk after we’re finished…
We would love for you to join us as you are able! Hope to see you Tuesday, December 20th!