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


Date/Time: Thursday, August 11, 4:30 – 5:30 pm and Thursday, August 25, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: At the Church Picnic Tables

Description: This summer, the Adult RE Council invites you to read Mill Town: Reckoning With What Remains by Kerri Arsenault.

Kerri Arsenault grew up in the small, rural town of Mexico, Maine, where for over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that provided jobs for nearly everyone in town, including three generations of her family. Kerri had a happy childhood, but years after she moved away, she realized the price she paid for that childhood. The price everyone paid. The mill, while providing the social and economic cohesion for the community, also contributed to its demise.

With all that this book contains, the Adult RE Council is inviting you to two discussion sessions in August, one to cover the first half of the book and one for the second half. 

Facilitator: Cathy McKenna

Anticipated Costs: None

Registration: Drop In, No Registration Required

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What do UU think?

Date/Time: The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, September – May

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