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Adult Enrichment

ADULT ENRICHMENT

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: adultre@orlandouu.org

Faith Formation

UU Wellspring

“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.

Contact:  wellspring@orlandouu.org

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.

Contact:  revsam@orlandouu.org

Movie Talk

Second Sundays 9:30 a.m.

Explores a current movie and its relationship to Unitarian Universalist principles.

Contact:  movietalk@orlandouu.org

Learning Leadership  

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. 

Contact: leadershipdevelopment@orlandouu.org

Anti-Racism  

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.

Contact:  AntiRacism@orlandouu.org

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.

Contact: members@orlandouu.org

Inquirers Series

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)

Contact: members@orlandouu.org

Spiritual Practices

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

Contact: taichi@orlandouu.org

Meditation Group

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.

Contact:  meditation@orlandouu.org

Care and Connection

Covenant Groups

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.

Contact:  covenantgroups@orlandouu.org

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.

Contact:  covenantgroups@orlandouu.org

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.

Moon Circle
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. 

Contact mysticgrove@orlandouu.org