Adult Religious Exploration

Exploration Hour for Adults

          Sundays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.          

Exploration Hour invites members, friends, visitors, and guests to engage in faith development and contribute to that of others. 

Age appropriate Exploration opportunities are also offered for children and youth pre-school through high school. Child care is available for infants and toddlers.

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Religious Exploration for Children
Children's Celebration

2017-2018 Fall Adult Religious Exploration

August 20-December 17

Coffee and Social Justice

This participant-led group discussion of social justice topics focuses on how our UU values lead us to respond to the world. Weekly, Social Hall.

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven

This curriculum in feminist theaology introduces the pre-patriarchal Goddesses of prehistoric and early historic times, their early power, and their ultimate loss of power as patriarchy became the established social structure in Volume One.  Volume Two explores female images and voices in Judaism and Christianity, as well as the oppression of women in patriarchal religions.  Last, present forms of feminist spirituality and hopes for the future will be considered.  Due to the reading requirements for this class, enrollment is required.  Weekly, Room 101--Parlor.

Faith Like a River:  Themes from Unitarian Universalist History

This UU Tapestry of Faith curriculum guides participants to explore teh dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history--the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.  Themes include freedom of belief, prophets and social justice, diverse community, institutionalism, and Unitarian Universalist identity.  Weekly, Room 103--Library.

Unconditional Parenting

A discussion group for those who are currently parenting, have done so in the past, or aspire to.  Check out the ten principles of unconditional parenting here:  First and Third Sundays, Room 203.

The Law of Attraction

Learn how this New Thought paradigm of "what we put out into the world is what we attract to us" relates to the UU Principles.  Second Sunday, Room 203.


Bring a mat if you have one.  Fourth Sundays, Room 205.

Drum Circles

Bring a drum if you have one, some instruments provided.  First Sundays, Courtyard, weather permitting, during lunch.

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Occasional programs 
These programs are scheduled as interest is expressed. 

New to First U Class

This  workshop is designed to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism (and to First Unitarian) AND to reacquaint those who may be returning after an absence.  This session, led by several different First U members and professional staff, will provide information about Sunday services, theology, history, social justice, religious exploration and governance, and will equip participants to make an informed decision about membership.

New to First U will be repeated as needed. Please contact memberministry [at] (subject: New%20UU%20Program) (Member Ministry) to express your interest in the series.
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