The mission of the Adult Religious Education Committee is to provide opportunities for faith development and personal growth.
Waking Up White Book Discussions–A very accessible starting point (or means of continued learning) for those wanting to explore white privilege and racial identity. Facilitated by John Turner and Kathy Johnson. We’re breaking the book into four sections. We’ll add a link with the specific sections for each session as we go.
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 newly formed Adult Religious Education Committee is working hard to bring quality programing to all members of our spiritual community.
Some examples of past programs include:
- History of Unitarianism
- History of Universalism
- From Jesus to Christ
- Figuring Out How to Pray
- Adult and Young Adult OWL…Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education
- Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
- UCM Reads