Next Chapter: How to Retire Wild, Happy and Free the UUCF Way

Tue., Apr. 16, 30, May 14, 28, Jun. 11 & 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Craig Clark. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Retirement is a familiar term, but perhaps the “next chapter” of your successful, gratifying and meaningful life is a better way to describe retirement. The class will focus on how we can make our next chapter the one we want it to be. In addition to learning from each other, we will learn from people who have written on this topic. Regardless of your age, the next chapter is here, or it’s coming, so why […]

A Roll Call of Saints

Tue., Apr. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Roz Hoagland. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Western religious art is filled with images of a vast number of saints. Visiting the Renaissance section of the National Gallery and trying to identify the people in the paintings can be a challenge. Over the centuries, artists developed formulas to portray individual saints. They are often shown holding objects associated with their lives or deaths. In this class, we’ll examine an alphabetic roll call of almost 40 of the most important and frequently pictured saints, hear their stories and find out […]

Righteous Minds Trying to Understand Other Political Tribes

Wed., Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3 & 10, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Bill Roos. Learn more about this class. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Inspired by Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” and other authors, this class will look at people from diverse political and cultural backgrounds and try to better understand one another’s values and beliefs – and possibly even find areas of agreement across the usual political and cultural boundaries.

Whiteness in America: A Discussion

Mon., Apr. 8 & Apr. 22, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Class started Mar. 18.) Led by Mary Butler. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. It is difficult to take apart structures of racial oppression without considering the nature of “whiteness.” We seldom think of “white” as a racial category, even when we check the box on census forms. Yet until people of all races can understand the meaning of “whiteness,” white people are limited in the role they can take in resisting racial injustice. Whiteness is painful to contemplate, especially for white “liberals.” We have been part of the fight […]