Adult Religious Education

Programs for adults give us the chance to go deeper— intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. From workshops to community service, covenant groups to discussion groups, meditation to marching—all in the context of a supportive spiritual community—Unitarian Universalism has much to offer adults beyond our Sunday services.

Every congregation chooses its own adult programs.

A congregation may offer:

  • Workshops on such topics as spirituality, theology, relationships, money, ethics, and justice;
  • Book and film discussion groups;
  • Covenant Groups, also known as Small Groups, which offer a circle of peers for reflection and discussion. These groups, different from support groups, meet monthly to consider powerful themes that give life meaning;
  • Social justice and inclusion programs engage us in changing the world, and changing our congregations. The Welcoming Congregation keeps us including and affirming people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning. Building the World We Dream About gives us a foundation for building multicultural anti-oppressive community. Standing on the Side of Love gets us out on the streets.

Current UUCSJS Offerings – Fall 2015

Journaling – 1st Monday of every month – 6:30-8:00 pm
A pleasant, low key setting where techniques are explored for personal writing of experiences, and reflections. Those who have previously participated in the group will guarantee that their writing has definitely improved. Anyone is welcome to join in. Bring a pen and journal or notebook.

Course in Miracles – Every Wednesday – 7:30-8:30 pm
Miracles are thoughts. By studying and discussing the lessons in A Course in Miracles, we are learning live in love rather than in fear. The course aims at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

Introduction to Mysticism – 3rd Sunday of every month- 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Mysticism has been defined as the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (as intuition or insight). Looking forward to some great discussions on what many consider the deeper wisdom of spirituality.

Everyday Spirituality Practice – 4th Saturday of every month– 10:00-11:30 am
Discussions based on the book, Everyday Spiritual Practice, a collection of 38 essays by prominent UU ministers and laypeople. Organized around five areas of life, the essays describe how spirituality can be present in everyday activities such as traveling to work, talking with our children, saving mementos, working in the garden, and having dinner with our family.

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