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.

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Upcoming Adult Religious Exploration Offerings

New Growth from Old Roots course

Date/Time: TBD with participants, but will run once per week for four one and a half hour sessions beginning the week of January 14th through the week of February 6th

Location: On Zoom

Description: Given the busy holiday season, we postponed the book group on pre-orthodox, early Christianity. We have also changed the book to be read. So, to continue the discussion of a non-orthodox look at the life and teachings of Jesus, please join an online, four-session reading of Karen King’s The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle.

Facilitator: Andrew Tonks

Anticipated Costs: Book purchase if a copy is not available at the library.

Registration: Please contact Andrew to register (andrewftonks@yahoo.com).

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Care for Ourselves and Others Retreat

Date/Time: January 22, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: On Zoom

Description: During our time together we will practice our gifts for sharing, listening and evoking the spirit of life that exists within all of us. This “Care for Ourselves and Others” retreat will guide us through the winter and spring as we continue to fortify our community and embrace, engage, and explore our living faith.

Facilitators: Rev. Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick and Gwen Matthews

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: Please click here to register. 

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Adult Coming of Age Course

Date/Time: To begin in February and run for six weeks, Sundays following the church service

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. This six session series is designed for adults to explore their own spiritual beliefs and practices as Unitarian Universalists. At the end of this series, you’ll have the support and opportunity to craft your own personal credo.

Facilitator: Rev. Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: Please contact Gwen Matthews to register (gwenatfirstu@gmail.com)

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What do UU think?

Date/Time: To begin in February and take place two Thursdays per month, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: On Zoom

Description: A drop-in opportunity to discuss what is sparking your intellectual curiosity – including books, movies, podcasts, and music. More details TBA.

Facilitator: Rev. Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: TBA