See the September 2020 Newsletter (page 6) for a full description of 2020-21’s offerings.  Contact Gayle or Marianne if you have any questions: The Adult RE offerings for 2020-21 are listed below:

  1. Spiritual/Heart Sustenance
    1. “Singing the Living Tradition” – 2 sessions:
      • weekly on Fridays from 1-2 pm (some exceptions)
      • 1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm
    2. Spiritual Practice – 12 sessions, starting in October, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, from 7-8pm
      1. Defining Spiritual Practice (done 10/14)
      2. Finding your Spiritual Practice (done 10/28)
      3. Keeping Sabbath (done 11/11)
      4. Prayer (done 11/29)
      5. Meditation (done 12/11)
      6. Mindful Walking and Eating (done 12/20)
      7. Worship and Ritual (done 1/13/2021)
      8. Discernment and Devotional Reading (1/27)
      9. Hospitality and Belonging (2/10 and 2/24
      10. Work and Service (3/10)
      11. Retreat (3/24)
      12. Life as Spiritual Practice (4/14)
  2. Environmental Justice:
    1. Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects – Completed
  3. Beloved Community/Anti-racism transformation – Getting Started
    1. “Talking About Race” – 8 topics from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Details here; started October 16)
    2. Social Justice Book Club – Monroeville Library, 2nd Wed 6:30-8pm.
    3. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Winter 2021 book discussions (3 sessions) hosted by Rev. Stephanie on 2nd Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm (Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13). We’ll be using the UUA’s Discussion Guide. You can order the book (original or <verify with Rev. S. if we can read the Young Adult adaptation>) from the book title link above.
    4. Other single-session opportunities to discuss books, films, single topics, etc. that are not UU-specific – TBD. Contact Marianne if you are interested.
      (examples: “White Fragility” (done), “Full Dissidence,” “How To Be an Antiracist” (done), “Stamped;” “13th,” “I Am Not Your Negro,” “The Condor and the Eagle;” “white guilt;” etc.)
  4. Anti-racism programming – Going Deeper
    1. Single-session opportunities to discuss books, films, single topics, etc., that are primarily UU-specific – TBD
      (examples: “Widening the Circle of Concern,” “Centering,” “Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy,“ “Mistakes and Miracles,” etc.)

(last updated 2021-06-18)