This is a partial list of past programs offered by the Adult RE committee. If you are interested in an encore presentation of any of these programs, or if you have suggestions for new programs, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists (Fall 2013, Winter 2014)
A Tapestry of Faith Program for Adults
Amber Beland and Manish Mishra-Marzetti Developmental Editor, Gail Forsyth-Vail
We are regularly faced with moral choices, big and small. How should we respond to a tricky family or relationship situation? What is the right thing to do when faced with a dilemma at work? What is the most ethical course for a community, state, or nation to follow, and how much am I prepared to invest in advocating for that course? How does morality or ethics enter my food and eating choices? How should morality or ethics enter my consumer decisions? How do we treat others? What must I do to follow the values of my Unitarian Universalist faith tradition?
Grief & Loss
Everyone loses someone or something and grieves. The difference is, some people know how to make grief work toward healing. Our social mores don’t support grief well—Big boys don’t cry! Can’t you wait until you get home? But there are ways of grieving that are productive and helpful.Under the guidance of Rev. Annie Foerster, who has led many grief groups over the past 30 years, you will discover how to recover from loss, whether recent or many years ago.
Spirit in Practice
Spirit in Practice workshops focus on eight spheres of holistic and wholehearted spiritual practices: Personal spiritual practices, Communal worship practices, Spiritual partnerships, Mind practices, Body practices, Soul practices, Life practices, and Justice practices. Explore new ways to discover and strengthen your spiritual core.
When we offer others the gift of our presence, they open up the truths of their lives to us, and in return we also may speak our own truth. This spirit of mutuality and reciprocity nurtures respect, safety and trust. Evensong offers participants the chance to share their life experiences, emotions, and doubts with other members of their congregations in an atmosphere of attentive listening without judgment.
Articulating Your Unitarian Universalist Faith
AYUUF focuses on practicing how and what to say in various settings in which one might be called upon to explain our faith. Participants share their current beliefs, what they used to believe, mistruths about Unitarian Universalism, times when they were not able to respond adequately to questions about their religion, and times when they were.
Faith Like a River