Every spring and fall we offer a fresh slate of adult classes. Anyone age 16+ is welcome, unless otherwise noted. No fees are required unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Adult Programs Committee Chair Elise Cutler.
Due to COVID-19, the Adult Programs Committee has reduced the number of fall classes to a minimum. While the UUCF campus is closed, check out the online classes being offered and the varied and vibrant small groups.
- Register for classes – Two ways to register: Use the link in the class announcement to sign up online or email Education Assistant Melissa Campos-Poehnert.
- UUCF Small Groups
- Propose a new class – submit your proposal to lead or teach a class
- Online World Religions class (developed by UUCF members)
- Online learning
Ideas Forum. Thu., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m. Led by Rama Kotra. Drop-in discussion group; no registration required. The Ideas Forum nurtures the exchange and consideration of ideas and fosters community. It has the potential to exemplify the 4th Principle of Unitarian Universalism – a free and responsible search for truth and meaning – and may also kindle greater acceptance of one another and encourage spiritual growth – core components of the 3rd Principle. The November topic will be Humility. Please email Rama Kotra for the Zoom link and any relevant resources. Subsequent dates: Dec. 10 & Jan. 14, 2021, 7-9 p.m. Second Thursdays.
NPR’s White Lies Podcast Discussion Group. Thu., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m. The White Lies Podcast Discussion Group, an eight-session course developed by Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, is being piloted online this fall as a multi-congregation, multi-region class with participants from congregations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania invited to register. The story of the murder of Rev. James Reeb in Selma, AL, is oft-told in UU congregations. This NPR podcast investigates and dissects both the history and the present connected to the narrative. The discussion guide invites participants to explore the story and their own assumptions and experiences with racism and white supremacy culture. Discussion groups will combine folks from different congregations. Participants will need to listen to an hour-long episode between sessions; there is no other “homework.” Subsequent class dates are: Nov. 19, Dec, 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. For more information, contact Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper. Register here by Nov. 10. Participants are asked to attend all sessions.
Listening to a Poem. Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Led by Jennifer Yi. We will explore a poem to hear what it has to say to each of us. We will apply different listening methods – some modeled after the practice of Lectio Divina, as well as partner and group discussion and personal reflection. The workshop is designed for those interested in using the time for poetry meditation and reflection and those who want to learn different methods of exploring poetry and other writings. Participants are encouraged to find a meditative space, including porch, backyard or secluded outdoor location. We will take time to light a chalice, if you would like to have a candle ready. If you are attending with someone in your household, please log in separately to make breaking into partner discussion easier. Please register here by Nov. 10 so we can provide copies of the poem and materials ahead of time.
Music & Arts Offerings
The UUCF Music & Arts program is abuzz with activity this fall, and has adapted its program to provide virtual offerings that emphasize developing connections, building skills, creating work and providing spiritual grounding through the arts. Some activities are weekly, some monthly; some need registration, some are drop-in. Offerings represent the myriad of artistic mediums at UUCF and will be announced throughout the year. Whether you are a beginner vocalist, a spoken word artist, a photographer, actor, like to “rock out” in bands or create a brand-new performance art all your own, there is truly space for the artist in your heart to create here. More information and sign up to receive email updates about program offerings here. Contact Director of Music & Arts Laura Weiss for more information.