“Dancing With Gaia” film and discussion

Sat., Mar. 23, 7-9 p.m., Chapel. Led by Susan Bennett. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. “Dancing With Gaia” is an 82-minute documentary film that explores connecting to earth energy, sacred sexuality and the return of the Goddess as Gaia. Filmmaker Jo Carson traveled throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and the U.S. filming the sacred sites of ancient earth-centered religions. She interviewed 15 visionaries who explain how to release the constrictions that keep us from experiencing the earth as part of our own body and give us tools to begin personally feeling the life of the planet.

Destroyer of the Gods: Christianity’s Triumph in the Roman World

Wed., Mar. 20 & 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Class started Mar. 6.) Led by Jack Dalby. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Christianity’s astounding success in the ancient Roman world was not preordained; far from it. In this academic-based class, we will examine the reasons Christianity grew from a tiny group of apocalyptic Jews in the year 30 C.E., to being proclaimed the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380 C.E. Topics will include the historical Jesus, the ministry of St. Paul, why Christianity separated from Judaism, the Roman view of Christianity, early Christian worship, Roman persecution of […]

Living Consciously

Mon., Mar. 25, Apr. 15, May 27 and Jun. 10, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. No registration required; just show up. Led by Zim Putney. Eckhart Tolle says we are only truly alive in this moment. In this class we strive to be more present and self-aware now, following the voice of our deepest inner resources: our intelligence, emotions, feelings and values. We apply the wisdom of Jack Kornfield’s book “The Wise Heart,” as well as teachings of Tara Brach and others. We practice mindfulness in each meeting through reading (mind), movement (body) and meditation (spirit) and the shared wisdom of others in the class.

Gentle Yoga

Tue., Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Chapel. Led by Ravi Kaur (Christine Mason), cmason@edimprovement.org. Drop-ins welcome. This course is designed for UUCF and includes stretching, Kundalini yoga sets, relaxation and meditation. Ravi has taught yoga at UUCF since 2001. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.