Lifelong Learning

The third and fourth principles in Unitarian Universalism emphasize a belief in lifelong learning and growth. As adults, we often find ourselves shifting in our beliefs and discovering more questions about the universe and our place in it. First Universalist encourages adults to join in discussions with others to explore and make meaning of our world.

Want to offer a course? Please complete the Adult Religious Exploration Proposal form. Thank you! 

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Upcoming Adult Religious Exploration Offerings

Adult Coming of Age Course

Date/Time: Fridays, March 4 – April 15, 4:00 – 5:15 pm (No class on 3/18)

Location: On Zoom

Description: “Coming of Age” is not just for youth – as we age, as our relationships change, develop, or end, as we switch careers or retire, each time we “come of age” all over again. Over the course of the class, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their spiritual autobiographies and the evolution of their faith, as well as consider on the ethical values that shape their actions, the foundations upon which they build relationships, and explore their beliefs about God, love, evil, life, and death.

True to the Coming of Age form, our course will culminate with each participant writing their own credo, which they will then have the opportunity to share with our congregation at large.

The course will be limited to 25 participants, with the expectation that each participant will make the commitment to attend every class (to the best of their ability) and complete weekly assignments with due diligence and care. 

Facilitator: Rev. Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: Registration Form

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What do UU think?

Date/Time: The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: On Zoom

Description: Each gathering will center on a curiosity-piquing, heart-opening, or just enjoyable piece of media that attendees will read, watch or listen to in advance, and then come together to discuss in depth. Rev. Hillary will share the easily accessible media – which could be literary, journalistic, musical, or visual – in Channels the week prior to meeting. All are welcome to check it out and drop-in and share what UU think!

Facilitator: Rev. Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: None required