Beyond Inquirers

Beyond Inquirers is a 4-session course that goes deeper in addressing commonly asked questions among new members. It takes place once in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1. What Do UUs Believe?
2. Is This a New Religion?
3. How Do We ‘Do Church’?
4. How Do We Live Our Values?

To register, see upcoming classes at the calendar below. 

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Coming of Age for Adults

Coming of Age for Adults is a 6-session series designed for adults of all ages to explore their spiritual journey and religious identity. You will reflect on how you got to now, engage with texts as they relate to your spiritual life, and craft a statement about who you are as a person of faith. 

 

1. Coming of Age...For Adults?
2. Stages of Faith
3. Your Spiritual Journey
4. Statements of Faith
5. Developing Your Statement of Faith
6. Sharing Your Statement of Faith

To register, see upcoming classes at the calendar below. 

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Inquirers Series

The Inquirers Series is offered each Sunday morning to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF. Members are welcome as well. You will converse with ministers, staff, and lay leaders as you learn about ERUUF’s values, culture and ministries, along with basics about Unitarian Universalism. Eight topics are covered, one per session, and then repeated throughout the year.

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Roots

Roots is a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalist ideas and history. This 90-minute single session course takes place on a Wednesday evening once in the Fall, Spring and Summer.

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Spiritual Odyssey Class

Each Sunday for 8 to 10 weeks in the summer at 9am in the Commons Room, a beloved ERUUFian presents the story of her or his personal and/or spiritual quest. We’ll hear about early childhood memories, important forks in the road, significant events, and a few funny anecdotes along the way! We invite you to join us for an hour of storytelling and enlightenment as you get to know your fellowship friends better. Each Spiritual Odyssey is followed by a period of Q & A, so that you can go deeper with the speaker.

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Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practice is a 12-session series that helps participants develop regular disciplines of the spirit – practices that help us connect with the sacred. Spiritual Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness. Each session offers a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich our personal faith journeys.

1. Defining Spiritual Practice
2. Finding Your Spiritual Practice
3. Keeping Sabbath
4. Prayer
5. Meditation
6. Mindful Walking & Eating
7. Worship & Ritual
8. Discernment & Devotional Reading
9. Hospitality & Belonging
10. Work & Service
11. Retreat
12. Life As Spiritual Practice

To register, see upcoming classes at the calendar below.

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Transform

Deepening the exploration
As leaders and stewards of the congregation, Long-term Members can choose from courses and programs that support the growth of their UU identity. They also use their knowledge and gifts to lead classes and programs. Course offerings in:

Adult Personal & Spiritual Growth

UU Faith, History, & Theology

Justice

Racial Equity & Inclusion

Saging and Pastoral Care

Covenantal Community Skills

Leadership Development

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UU Basics

UU Basics is a class that discusses Unitarian Universalist theology, history, and worship.

 It is designed to give participants a basic grounding in Unitarian Universalism, and offers ways to get involved at ERUUF. We will provide resources within and outside the congregation for participants to explore topics independently. This class is appropriate for both newcomers and those who wish to know more about Unitarian Universalism. UU Basics is offered at various times throughout the year, sometimes in one session of about 4 hours, or during a series of sessions held between services.

UU Elevator Speech

UU Elevator Speech is a 3-session course that guides participants in developing a short statement about our Unitarian Universalist faith. It is called an “elevator speech” because, on an elevator ride when someone asks, “What is Unitarian Universalism?” you only have a short time to make a meaningful statement!

1. It’s Not a Credo
2. Writing Your Elevator Speech
3. Sharing Your Elevator Speech

To register, see upcoming classes at the calendar below.

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UU Theology

UU Theology is a 6-session introduction to theological concepts through a Unitarian Universalist lens. Each session asks: What does our Unitarian Universalist tradition teach about this theological concept, and how does that help me clarify and act on my own beliefs? UU Theology is designed for those who have attended some or all of the following: Inquirers Series, Roots, Beyond Inquirers, Spiritual Practice, UU History 101, and UU Elevator Speech. You are encouraged to participate in UU Theology as a series, attending all the sessions, in order to get the most out of the course.

1. What Is Theology?
2. What Are God & Spirit?
3. What Is Our Purpose?
4. Who Are We?
5. What Are Our Sources?
6. What Saves Us?

To register, see upcoming classes at the calendar below. 

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