Protect Yourself Against Fraud & Identity Theft

Tue., Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Suba Saty. Register here. Con artists don’t care how hard you worked for your retirement savings. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. AARP provides trained speakers to discuss fraud and identity theft. We’ll share an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, provide firsthand accounts from victims and tell you what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. Suba Saty has been an AARP Community Ambassador for 2 years. In that capacity, he provides presentations on fraud/identity […]

Articulating Your UU Faith

Wed., Nov. 15 & Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Facilitated by Betsy Bicknell and Pippin Whitaker. Register here. The course uses a series of easy and engaging exercises – personal reflection, role-playing, discussion – to help you explain your faith to non-UUs. Participants share their current and past beliefs, mistruths about Unitarian Universalism, times when they were not able to respond adequately to questions about their religion and times when they were.

The Jesus of History

Mon., Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30–9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Jack Dalby. Course fee: $20. Register here. Just who was the Jesus of history? Was he a cynic philosopher, a magician, the messiah, revolutionary zealot, apocalyptic prophet, the son of God or God? In this course we will attempt to reconstruct the Jesus of history by examining what modern historians have to say about this enigmatic 1st Century Palestinian Jew. Topics for discussion will include: sources for the historical Jesus, the critical methods historians use to evaluate these sources, how human memory affects the stories told about Jesus. We will also examine what historians have written about […]

Overview of Jewish History From a UU Viewpoint

Wed., Oct. 25-Fri., Oct. 27, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Albert Nekimken. Register here. While most UUs know that our movement evolved from Christian roots, few appreciate the extent of the Jewish roots that preceded and that continue to influence us. This three-part introduction to Jewish history will highlight the myriad ways Jewish thought and experience from antiquity to the present have enriched our shared tradition. This course will be an introduction to the new UUs for Jewish Awareness group at UUCF.

Gentle Yoga

Tue., Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; 6:30-7:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Ravi Kaur (Christine Mason), cmason@ edimprovement.org. Register here. 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.

Living Consciously

Mon., Oct. 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 16, May 14, Jun. 11; 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Zimri Putney. Register here. Drop-ins welcome. Our intention is to learn to be fully alive each moment, and to practice this in each class through movement (body), teaching (mind) and meditation (spirit). We are using as a guide “The Wise Heart,” written by Jack Kornfield, a profound teacher of Buddhist psychology. All interested in pursuing this inner journey are invited to any one or all of our classes.

Wellspring – Sources

Opening retreat: Sat., Sep. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Prog. Bldg. **These sessions have been canceled.** Wed., Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 29; Dec. 13; Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; 7:15-9:15 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Facilitated by Barbara Dutchak. Register here. or Fri., Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15; Jan. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; Mar. 2, 16; Apr. 6, 20; May 18; Jun. 1; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Facilitated by Emily Kohler. Register here. UU Wellspring – Sources, a prerequisite for all other Wellspring courses, grounds participants in UUism as they commit to spiritual deepening in covenant with a small […]

History of Religion in America

Starts Sep. 10. 2nd Sun., Sep.-Jun., 6:30-8 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Jim & Kaye Cook. Register here. This course explores the diversity, history and impact of religion in the U.S., focusing on the evolution and inter-religious conflict and what isn’t commonly known or taught within those religious traditions. The course also highlights the impact of religion on social justice issues. Primary readings are “The Religious History of America” by Edwin Gaustad and Leigh Schmidt, and “The Faiths of Our Founding Fathers” by David Holmes. Readings will be supplemented by short articles and excerpts from the PBS series “God In America” (available online).

UU Leadership Classes online

Variety of times and leaders. Go to uuinstitute.org to learn more and register. Contact Susan Bennett to find out what classes other UUCFers are taking. Transform yourself and your congregation to ensure that liberal religious values will have more impact in the world. Deepen your faith, connect with other UU leaders and grow your congregation. Online seminars, on-demand resources, peer learning groups and local in-person communities of practice will help you lead more effectively while building relationships and partnerships with other UUs – locally and nationally. Join other UUCF members and friends in these online learning opportunities led by Unitarian Universalist Association regional staff and other experts. Most classes cost $20. […]