About Adult Enrichment
Our lifespan religious enrichment program includes a variety of experiences for adults in the ongoing quest of “growing a soul.” All events online unless otherwise stated. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
“What will you do with this one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver
A 10-month program of deepening that leads to more joyful living, spiritual growth and faithful justice. Focused on small group connections, daily spiritual practices, spiritual direction, UU history and theology, and putting faith into action.
Enrollment in May/June for groups that start meeting in the fall.
What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology
Tuesdays 7 p.m.
Explores the life experiences of historic and contemporary Unitarian Universalist theologians to bring our own experiences to bear on the questions posed by each theologian. The class shows the rich theological legacy of our Living Tradition. Developed by the Rev. Dr. Thandeka, a prominent contemporary theologian. (Pre-requisite for Southern Region Leadership Experience.) Led by Rev. Sam.
Second Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Explores a current movie and its relationship to Unitarian Universalist principles.
Serving with Grace Book Group
Third Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.Service is the heart of the spiritual life. Serving with Grace by the Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom combines the idea that service is spirituality with practical ways of living it out. Learn ways to bring out the spiritual in ordinary forms of service.
Wrestling with Our Understanding of Racism
First Sundays 11:30 a.m.
A monthly discussion group to further our understanding of racism. More resources here.
Connecting with the Congregation
Q&A with Minister
First Sundays 11:30 a.m.
Curious about Unitarian Universalism or our congregation? Meet the minister and other church leaders to begin your pathway of connection to 1U.
Three overview sessions each fall and spring term 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Unitarian Universalist history, First Unitarian Church traditions and practices, and how to connect with the congregation. (Pre-requisite for enrolling in regional Leadership Experience)
Tai Chi for Health
Each Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday at 9 a.m.
Gathers in-person on church campus for gentle exercise that blesses the body and spirit. Masks and distancing required. For more details, visit here.
Each Thursday 7-8 p.m.
We gather for conversation on a topic related to meditation then experience a 20-minute sit. Learn more about meditation opportunities here.
Care and Connection
Monthly meetings at various times
Covenant Groups meet monthly to explore spiritual themes, and offer care and connection for each other.
Enrollment in August/September for groups that meet October—June.
Drop-In Covenant Group
Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Explore spiritual themes and offers care and connection each week on a drop-in basis.
Mystic Grove Pagan Chapter
The Mystic Grove is 1U’s pagan study group and Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans chapter that offers adult enrichment opportunities.
Seeker 101 Discussion Group
Second Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lively Q&A from Pagan Awareness Network brochures and our own UU Pagan brochures. Drop-in friendly. Class is free. $5 donation welcome.
Fourth Fridays July-Jan. 7 – 9 p.m.
We engage UU Curriculum Becoming Women of Wisdom (https://www.cronecurriculum.net/)
Adapted for all adults. The first hour is deep listening. The second hour is lunar ritual honoring the monthly theme of the month. Donation of $5 per class welcome to replenish worship supplies.