The mission of the Adult Religious Education Committee is to provide opportunities for faith development and personal growth.
The Unitarian Church of Montpelier has a history of providing opportunities for personal growth, learning and faith development across the generations. In addition to programing for children and youth evening programs, workshops, study groups, discussion circles and other events for adults contribute to spiritual growth, lifelong religious learning and an understanding of the world in which we live.
For many years such programing followed a “bubble-up” model. Topics and formats originated with interested members and friends within the congregation. We continue to retain that model and welcome suggestions from the congregation; however we have recently begun to add a more intentioned approach to offerings as well. Our Adult Religious Education Committee is working hard to bring quality programing to all members of our spiritual community.
Some examples of past programs include:
- Summer Camping Weekend
- History of Unitarianism
- History of Universalism
- Tai Chi
- Soul Matters Circles
- From Jesus to Christ
- Figuring Out How to Pray
- Nonviolent Communication
- Adult and Young Adult OWL…Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education
- Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
- UCM Reads — both Adult and Multigenerational — book discussions