2020-2021 Adult Spiritual Exploration Offerings


 
Beloved Conversations
Launch OR Deepen Your Exploration of Race and Ethnicity – Coming this fall! Pre-registration now – September for Fall Session, October – December 2020
 
For nearly ten years, Beloved Conversations has supported people in the work of exploring how race and ethnicity shape our personal and collective lives and practices. Over 150 congregations (mostly UU) have participated in this curriculum which is grounded in individual learning along with small group workshops and discussions. The online version begins in early October and we hope to have a robust group from UCM participate. The first phase (Oct. – Dec. 2020) called “Within,” focuses on the internal work that each of us needs to do as we engage racial justice.
For more information (schedule, pricing, testimonials) and to pre-register or stay in the loop, please click here.

 

Chalice Circles Fall 2020
Chalice Circles include Small Group Ministry, Seasoned Souls and Soul Matters. They are designed to foster deeper connections within our church community by providing a space to explore spiritual questions and matters of the heart in a loving atmosphere based in compassionate listening. To learn more about Chalice Circles click here.

Above: Participants in Small Group Ministry participate in a community service project.

Some examples of past programs include:

  • Spiritual Practice workshops on singing, prayer, nature art, etc.
  • Chalice Circles: Small Group Ministry, Soul Matters Circles, Seasoned Souls
  • Active Listening
  • Understanding Antisemitism
  • Practice Sessions: Interrupting Hate and Addressing Unintended Bias
  • Book and podcast discussion groups on dismantling the culture of White supremacy
  • Am I a UU?
  • Meditation sessions
  • Building Your Own Theology small group
  • Summer Camping Weekend
  • Story Circles (on the monthly themes)
  • History of Unitarianism
  • History of Universalism
  • Tai Chi
  • 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

Click on this link to read UCM’s Vision for Lifespan Spiritual Exploration created by the congregation in 2016-2018.  Our LSE Committee strives to bring quality programing to all members of our spiritual community.