Religious Education Opportunities for Adults

join the social action committee's newly forming book club

Meet to discuss books and the ideas they inspire!  The group will meet the 2nd Friday of each month. Everyone is welcome.  For more information contact, Pam Richart at PamelaRichart1@gmail.com.

new class forming on comparative religions and philosophy.  you're invited to join in!

Are you inclined to re-read your "Religion 101" college textbook?  Would you enjoy reading more about a variety of philosophies?  Sarah McDougal and Sylvia McDermott plan to start a monthly reading and discussion group on these topics!  If you are interested, sign up on the clipboard by the office in Fellowship Hall or contact Sarah or Sylvia 217.398.1948 or evdrew@aol.com.

Orientation to UUism

Are you new to this church? Have you recently signed the membership book or are you considering joining? Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? At various times throughout the church year, the Minister and Membership Coordinator will offer a series of orientation classes designed just for you!  If you are interested in information on when the next sessions will be held, please email the Membership Coordinator, Sherry Bohlen, at MembershipCoordinator@uucuc.org

Mindfulness Meditation

Gather in the YRUU Room on Sunday mornings from 9:20 to 9:55 a.m. (2nd Sunday of each month, the group meets early at 9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.) for a time of quite meditation led by Marie McEnroe. This group gathers for quiet meditation using the practices of Mindfulness as a way to focus on the now and everyday.

Sunday Discussions

Led by Chuck Cooper, these weekly discussions are characterized by a spirit of respect for individual opinions in an environment of searching rather than pronouncing. The topics range from issues related to local church matters through contemporary international issues, including denominational, congregational, social, national, and international and faith issues. Newcomers are always welcome. This group meets every Sunday after the worship service at 11:30 a.m. in the church Library.

Chalice Circles

Chalice Circles are an opportunity for friends and members of the church to develop deeper connections and wider service within our community through small group involvement. They might organize themselves around a particular activity or issue as their focal point, or have rotating topics of discussion. Join one of our ongoing Circles, or consider starting your own.

Ongoing Religious Education Small Groups

Young Adults

Meets twice a month or more to socialize and participate in discussions. Discussion topics range from addiction to coping with holiday stress, while past topics have included a Japanese Tea Ceremony and a canoeing/kayaking trip. For ages 18-35, this group meets twice a month for social activities and discussions. Contact group leader Amanda Owings for information at amandaowings@gmail.com.