Adult

 

BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY

Vi Fairweather and Bob Waterman, Leaders

Wednesdays:

September 26, October 3, October 10, October 24, November 7, 2018

6:30 – 8:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall

A number of people had indicated an interest in this course, so we are delighted to share it with you.

Building Your Own Theology is built on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian. This classic UU adult education course invites participants to develop their own personal credo and the fundamental religious beliefs, values and convictions that inform and direct their lives. Gilbert poses five developmental tasks in order to come to terms with human nature, ultimate reality, history, ethics and religious meaning. It begins with an introduction to the seven UU Principles. The course will begin on September 26. The second portion (five sessions as well) will begin in the spring.

The textbook costs $16. Speak to Rev. Sarah or Vi if the cost of the text is a hardship.

September 26: Introduce a Theological Model that will be used throughout the program

October 3:         Your Religious Odyssey

October 10: Look at the Variety of Religious Experiences and Understand WHY They are Religious

October 24:   Consider Theories of Human Nature and Develop a Statement about One’s Own Nature and Human Nature in General

November 7: Explore the Nature of Ultimate Reality by Whatever Name We Call  It and Our Relationship to It

The class will include a fifteen-minute break unless the enrollees would prefer ending earlier without a break.

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WORDS MATTER:  CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE

Hosted by

Carleen Loper, Sandy Smiley & Rev. Sarah Person

Thursdays:

October 25, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 13, 2018

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

If you have been looking for a good place to explore the complexity of race and society, please join us for five sessions of in-depth, guided conversation. In these times, it is as important as ever that we educate ourselves and understand how we might play a role in both the problems and solutions. We will be reading selections from books, watching videos related to the topic, and sharing our own experiences.

Light refreshments will be served.

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