Finding Yourself at ERUUF
We invite each person who arrives at ERUUF to embark on pathways of spiritual growth and engagement in our liberal progressive faith.
The Finding Yourself At ERUUF courses are designed to support your commitment to personal and spiritual growth, while also deepening your understanding of our UU faith and the values we hold as a covenantal community. Throughout the process, you’ll likely find that your relationships at ERUUF will become stronger as well.
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The Inquirers Series covers basics about the values, culture and ministries of the Fellowship.
Members can begin their journey with courses designed to spport a commitment to personal and spiritual growth.
Leaders and stewards of the congregation choose courses that support the growth of their UU identity.
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Beginning in August 2018, the Inquirers Series will be offered each Sunday morning to welcome and inform visitors and friends about ERUUF. Members are welcome to these classes 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.
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.
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.
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.
UU History 101 is a 7-session introduction to concepts and people from our UU history, approached from the vantage point of compelling stories and personalities. We will explore the questions those people faced, and make connections with our own lives and the world around us today. We will also learn about the history of ERUUF during this class.
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!
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.
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. Coming of Age for Adults 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.