Adult Religious Education & Enrichment Opportunities
Classes and Workshops:
Food for the Spirit
Looking for an opportunity to connect with your North community and attend to your own spiritual development? “Food for the Spirit,” a four-session adult religious education series, will provide a space for us to come together and share how we feed our spirits. Each session will explore a different facet of spirituality where we can reflect, share, and have some fun in the process. You can attend any or all that are of interest to you. I look forward to this opportunity for us to be together.
Saturday, November 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
WOW Words. We’ll play with words of wonder, the ways we name the sacred and connect to “the Spirit of Life.”
Saturday, December 12, 1-2:30 p.m.
Exploring Spiritual Practice. We’ll focus on what you do (alone and collectively; daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly) that connects you to your WOW and brings you to awareness and gratitude of the present moment.
Saturday, January 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
Spiritual Journeys. We’ll take up mapmaking to discern the peaks and valleys, the leave-takings, wanderings, and homecomings of our life journeys.
Saturday, February 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
Ritual and Celebration. We’ll exercise our collective creativity to communally connect with the Spirit of Life in our midst.
You can come to all, or any individual sessions. Just be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 11 with your intentions to attend so we can send you the zoom link.
Liora Gubkin Malicdem, Intern Minister
UU Identity: A Virtual Summer “Boot Camp”
Rev. Ritchie will be offering an exciting new virtual learning opportunity this summer. “UU Identity: A Virtual Summer Boot Camp” will meet for an hour and a half virtually twice a month in June, July, and August (the exact day and time will be coordinated with the schedules of those registering for the class). This course is intended to be an in-depth treatment of topics intended to develop and enhance Unitarian Universalist identity. We’ll cover our history, our polity (how we organize authority), our theology, and explore the basis of our commitments to social action. Participants can expect to spend two to three hours between each class session watching some video presentations and doing some reading (all of which will be provided online). While this course is geared towards adults, young people interested in serious engagement are most welcome. To register, write email@example.com
by Sunday, June 7, at 2:00PM. Classes will meet virtually using ZOOM video teleconferencing. Not used to zoom? No worries, we will provide assistance.
Soul Matters Small Covenant Groups
Soul Matters Small Groups invite people to deepen their connection to self, others, and spirit, through regular monthly meetings, reflection and spiritual practice. Soul Matters Small Groups consist of 6-8 people, one of whom acts as facilitator, who meet once a month for one and a half hours. Like covenant groups, group meetings provide opportunity for personal check-ins, with the additional of a mutual exploration of a monthly theme. We currently have three soul matters groups meeting through ZOOM video conferencing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
White Supremacy and Me Discussion Groups
We have formed two discussion groups for exploring Layla Saad’s book, “Me and White Supremacy.” We anticipate meeting a total of ten times, via the regular church Zoom videoconference platform. While the groups have formed, we welcome new members, just write email@example.com.
Here’s a description of the book: Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
Wednesday Noon Check In
Join us using the regular NUUC zoom connection at noon everyday Wednesday for informal check- ins and chat with your fellow members
Women’s Group. NUUC’s Women’s Group welcomes anyone identifying as a woman. The group is currently meeting via Zoom video conferencing. Contact Marty Keith for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Bag Books The group is currently meeting via Zoom video conferencing. Contact email@example.com to join.