Human-Centered Design

Part 2 – Human-Centered Design Workshop, Sat., Apr. 22, 1-4:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Gina King Wells. Email to register. Part 2: Are you interested in exploring human-centered design more deeply? Do you want to build your creative confidence and build a culture of innovation? Join us for a fun half-day session where we’ll provide an overview of human-centered design, practice the skills and methods and discuss how we might use human-centered design to address issues of importance to Unitarian Universalists. No need to have attended the first introductory session. All are welcome.

Mindful Parents

Thu., Apr. 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Group started last September, but new participants still welcome. Led by Torie Gorges. Join other parents working to apply mindfulness to their lives and particularly their parenting. Meetings generally include a 20-30-minute seated meditation and time for discussion of a topic of interest to the group. If you have not practiced meditation before, you are most welcome, but please contact Torie Gorges beforehand so you’ll know what to expect.

UU Leadership Classes online

Variety of times and leaders. Go to 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 to 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 […]

Quest for the Historical Jesus

Wed., Mar. 29, Apr. 12, Apr. 26 and May 10, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Intern Minister McKinley Sims. Email to register. What does the historical evidence tell us about Jesus of Nazareth? What can we deduce by examining the world around his life and death? Do these insights detract or accentuate the Christian message? Join McKinley for a new way to look at one of the oldest stories ever told as we try to sort out the truth from the legends.

Living Consciously

Mon., Apr. 17, May 15 & Jun. 12, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Zim Putney. Email to register. Join a supportive community in a practical spiritual journey, opening the path to loving connections, peace, joy and success that comes from learning to hear and follow the voice of our inner resources: our intelligence, emotions, feelings and values. We will read and reflect on the teachings of clear, profound spiritual voices.

Soul Matters Open Circle

Mon., Apr. 3 & May 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig. Come explore our UUCF monthly themes in a friendly drop-in circle open to all. We’ll go deeper with the rich monthly themes such as healing, prophecy and risk, discerning how they connect to our own life journeys and our evolving call to service in the world. And we’ll get to know each other, building community along the way. Participants are encouraged to bring a journal or notebook and a pen for personal reflection during the session.

Parents as Spiritual Guides

Tue., Apr. 18 and May 16, 7:30-9 p.m., meet in Linnea’s office. New participants welcome. Led by Linnea Nelson. Questions? Contact her at To register, email Parents as Spiritual Guides is an exploration of our role as spiritual guides for our children. We will begin by exploring our own spirituality and spiritual practices and move to finding ways to translate these experiences into developmentally appropriate practices for our children. We will also read and discuss the short-but-meaningful book “Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language” by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar. Please order the book online from the UUA bookstore and bring it to the second class. You may also order […]

2,000 Years of UU History: A Whirlwind Tour

Mon., Apr. 17, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Facilitated by Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig. Email to register. Where did Unitarian Universalism come from? How have we changed over the years, and what’s stayed the same? We’ll take a whirlwind tour through our history from its earliest origins to today, with time for your questions and a few tangents depending on the interests of the group.