Youth and Adults Learning Together
Youth and Adults Learning Together

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 welcome suggestions from the congregation; however we have also been working to add a more intentioned approach to offerings as well. Click on this link to read UCM’s Vision for Lifespan Spiritual Exploration created by the congregation during our RE Envisioning Process during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 church years.  Our LSE Committee strives to bring quality programing to all members of our spiritual community.

Multigenerational Book Discussion UCM Reads
Multigenerational Book Discussion

Some examples of past programs include:

  • Book and podcast discussion groups on dismantling the culture of White supremacy
  • Building Your Own Theology small group
  • 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