Spirit of Life New Adult Enrichment Class Feb. 5-28, 2023
Join Intern minister Jacquie Zarley for a four-week adult education class (with weekly sessions online or in person) offering space, time, and community to explore Unitarian Universalist spirituality. Each session focuses on a different aspect of the spiritual life, framed by the lyrics of Carolyn McDade’s song “Spirit of Life.” Like the song, this class is designed to be welcoming to Unitarian Universalists of many spiritual and theological persuasions. Participants are invited to claim an inclusive definition of spirituality and recognize the spiritual aspects of their lives. Reflecting, speaking, and listening are core activities in each session.
- Become familiar with a broad and inclusive definition of spirituality—one that includes those who do and do not affirm the existence of spirit or deity
- Evaluate their experiences of the spiritual during turning points in their lives and during day-to-day living
- Learn methods for being attentive to their spirituality
- Consider the value of spiritual practice, in any variety of forms, as a means to deepen faith and enhance the quality of everyday living
- Participate in the spiritual practices of speaking and listening with respect
- Explore a vocabulary of reverence drawn from the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Singing the
- Living Tradition and its supplement, Singing the Journey
- Articulate thoughts, feelings, and longings in authentic ways, and develop their understanding of the spiritually healing value of such authenticity
- Explore possibilities for deepening experiences of spirituality for themselves and for others in the context of their Unitarian Universalist congregation
In person sessions weekly beginning Sunday Feb. 5 at 12:00 pm
Online sessions weekly beginning Tuesday Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm
Sessions last one hour
Please sign up in person on bulletin board in Fellowship Hall or online, using this link.