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Adult Religious Education


Adult Religious Education (ARE) programs, currently scheduled intermittently, take place on Sunday morning as well as throughout the week. These sessions are always drop-in friendly, so feel free to explore!


On May 5, 1819, William Ellery Channing delivered one of the most famous and influential sermons in our denomination’s history: Unitarian Christianity. This sermon was a clear statement of the beliefs of the religious liberals of the Congregational Church, as they moved toward forming the new Unitarian denomination.

Here is a link to the Unitarian Christianity sermon, including supplemental material provided by Ken Lofgren.


This month, we’ll Share the Plate with our longtime friends, Hope CommUnity Center of Apopka, Florida. Hope CommUnity Center is a service-learning organization founded in the early 1970s by three Roman Catholic nuns—Sisters Cathy Gorman, Gail Grimes, and Ann Kendrick—members of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. For more than 4 decades, the project they started has continued to thrive, grow, and serve, always aspiring to be “a center of hope and empowerment for Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities.”


Approximately Once a Month on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the Community Room

There are occasional Movie Talk sessions held in the Community Room (far corner of the Enrichment Center), where participants discuss current movies and how they inform and illustrate our UU principles. Information on offerings can be found in our Weekly Update  email (also called the eblast) or in the Weekend Update, which is handed out with the Order of Service on Sunday mornings.

Movie talk is a monthly discussion group that allows us to examine our principles regarding shared cultural events – in this case, movies. The Community Room is the classroom in the far right corner of the Enrichment Center.

On Sunday March 24 at 9:30 am, join the movie discussion on The Upside. The Best Picture Oscar was awarded to Green Book, the true story of a search for truth via a car trip south. The Upside is a search for truth, but this journey involves a wheelchair, a paralyzed billionaire and a paroled convict. See the movies then join the discussion as we compare Green Book and The Upside through the lens of our UU Principles.