Our Adult SGD Catalog is Online

Look below to see our Spring Adult SGD class offerings. We are testing online class listing and registration, please use the links below to register. If you have any questions or feedback, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interested in offering a class, please complete this form and return it to the church office or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

On Demand Classes Available Online

The UU Leadership Institute has a number of classes available online that you can take at anytime. There are no live sessions, so the content is available for you to move through at your own pace. Check them out at https://www.uuinstitute.org/course-list/on-demand-courses/.

 

UUAA Classes at a Glance

Conscious Aging - Eight Wednesdays, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Attendance at all 8 sessions is required.

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Delegations to the US-Mexico Border | 2019 Trips

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Dream Group - Multiple sessions available. Meets 2nd Sunday of each month. See below for more information.

Evening Humanist Discussion Group - Meets first and third Wednesdays of each month. See below for more information.

Examining Whiteness - Six Tuesdays, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required.

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Intro to Our Faith - For information about this class required for membership, please email Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UUAA Community of Writers - Multiple sessions available. Click on the date for information or registration.

Sunday, April 14, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, May 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

 

Class Descriptions

 

Conscious Aging

Conscious Aging is an emotional wellness program designed to offer seniors hope and meaning to better cope with the stresses of aging and to harvest the opportunities of aging to grow in wisdom, depth and creativity.

The desired outcomes of the Conscious Aging workshop program are to:

  • Explore unexamined, self-limiting beliefs, stereotypes, and assumptions about aging and make better, more conscious choices about our worldviews on aging;
  • Develop self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, worry, and stresses associated with aging;
  • Discover and reflect on what has given heart and meaning to our lives and how that informs our intentions for our aging process;
  • Enhance connection and reduce isolation from others and the web of life by understanding our shared humanity in the aging process; and
  • Reduce fear and increase acceptance in the presence of death and dying for ourselves and for our loved ones.

Facilitators: Theresa Reid, PhD <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Details: Eight class sessions, Wednesdays, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Attendance at all 8 sessions is required. You will be required to purchase a $35 workbook.

Location: TBD

Max # of Participants: 30 Min #: 10

Pre-registration required. For more information about the Conscious Aging program and our facilitator, Theresa Reid, please visit: https://www.agingforlife.org/conscious-aging.html. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Delegations to the US-Mexico Border | 2019 Trips

Two six day trips: 5/11/19 - 5/16/19 or 11/9/19 - 11/14/19

Join us as we travel to the American southwest to learn about important spiritual and civic issues related to our nation's southern border. Senior Minister Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti will personally lead two delegations during 2019 to Arizona, where we will meet with local grass roots organizers as well as travel for a day to Mexico. The two travel opportunities will be in May and November of 2019, with a series of once-a-month seminars leading up to the first trip. We will be collaborating with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and an organization called Borderlinks, which specializes in experiential education related to border justice issues. For more information on Borderlinks please feel free to visit: http://borderlinks.nationbuilder.com/history.

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Dream Group

Recurring sessions on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Anyone is welcome at any session.

Bring your dreams and sense of adventure to these monthly play groups as we explore new landscapes, tap into sources of creativity and find guidance through the Lightening Dream Work process. With dream theater our dreams will come alive and through shamanic journeying we'll re-enter dreams and learn to bring back information for healing and transformation. Come find out how dream play can be a source of fun and healing. Everyone welcome at any class.

Facilitator: Julie Tumbarello <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Emerson Room

Minimum class size - 5    Maximum - 20

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Evening Humanist Discussion Group

Recurring sessions on the first and third Wednesday day of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm:  Anyone is welcome at any session.

The Evening Humanists Discussion Group gathers to discuss ethics, philosophy, and theology from a humanist perspective. Hal Breidenbach will facilitate the meetings, with topics introduced by the attendees.  Topics may be prompted by individual interests, books, articles, current events, and ancient wisdom.  Anyone who is interested may attend.

Facilitator: Hal Breidenbach <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Location: David Room

Minimum class size - 5    Maximum - 20

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Examining Whiteness

When white people show up in racial justice spaces, we often wonder what we can do. The Movement for Black Lives has clearly answered us: we can talk to other white people about racism -- their racism as well as our own. That's what Examining Whiteness is about.

In a spiritually supportive space, this class is intended to foster a deeper understanding of issues that are essential to developing a white anti-racist identity. As we strive to do this, we will deeply examine whiteness on personal and structural levels. Since this is intellectual, emotional, and spiritual work, we all agree to approach it in good faith with an understanding that in discomfort, insight and growth can happen.

To guide us, we will use texts prepared by the Rev. Doctor William Gardiner, which are available to Unitarian Universalists through UUA, as well as readings from other Unitarian Universalist ministers, journalists, historians, and cultural critics. These readings are specifically addressed to white people interested in transforming their whiteness.

The class is divided into the following sections:

  • The History of White Supremacy in the United States
  • White Power and Privilege
  • The Emotional Lives of White People
  • Racial Identity Journey
  • Developing a Positive White Identity

Facilitators: Chris Good and Maryn Lewallen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Details: Six class sessions,Tuesdays 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required.

Location: Classes on 4/2, 4/16, and 5/7 will meet in the Brown room. Classes on 4/30, 5/21, and 6/4 will meet in the David room.

Max # of Participants: 15 Min #: 4

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UUAA Community of Writers

Recurring sessions on Second Sundays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm: October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. Anyone is welcome at any session.

Adult writers (beginning, intermediate, advanced, potential) interested in an open, supportive community to foster self-awareness, spiritual growth, creative expression, communication, and social witness through the writing arts are invited to join the UUAA Community of Writers.

This group is based on the premise that every person is a writer.  In each session, everyone is invited to share their writings with the group, in confidence and with appreciative feedback. The group’s shared leadership means that any member, following the Community of Writers’ guidelines, may lead a session focused on a theme, purpose for writing, or form of writing, such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, journaling, blogging, and more. In the past year the Community of Writers held three readings of their original writings to which the congregation was invited. Newcomers are always welcome.

Facilitator: Mary Lund <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Location: David Room

Minimum class size - 6    Maximum - 22

Click on the date to register. October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..