Adult Religious Education

Adult Religious Education

Adult Religious Education Ministry

UUCC’s Adult Religious Education classes bring people together as seekers and teachers in a community of learning, and provide small groups which foster individual growth and build our social community. .

We view learning as an active, participatory process: we encourage you to bring your whole self to these gatherings; your questions, your reverence, your irreverence, your creative self-expression, your humor, and your ability to deeply listen to the perspectives of others. Be prepared for creative interaction and lively discussion.

We strive to create courses which are relevant to the issues in our world, connected to Unitarian Universalist principles and values, and which will gently stretch each participant toward spiritual, moral, ethical, and religious growth.

Adult Classes challenge us to learn and grow throughout our lives!
Questions? Please contact Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education.

2017-2018 Adult Religious Education Offerings

Black Lives Matter Film Series
Our Black Lives Matter Film series continues this year with videos on First Fridays at 7:00 pm!
Courage (October) And Still I Rise (Maya Angelou) American Masters
Abundance (November) Raisin in the Sun
Hope (December) The Wiz
Intention (January) Do the Right Thing
Perseverance (February) Malcolm X
Balance (March) I Am Not Your Negro
Emergence (April) Dream Girls
Creativity (May) Lady Sings the Blues
Blessing (June) Miss Jane Pittman

Daring Democracy Book Group
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:30 pm

Join Glennor Shirley to discuss the UUA’s 2017-2018 common read, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, 2017) lifts up the importance of democracy itself. It examines the anti-democracy movement that has led to the Trump presidency, then offers a vision and call to action to save our democracy and to take our civic life to a place it has never been.

Daring Democracy is available in the UUCC Bookstore, or from the UUA bookstore, or through Amazon.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, email Glennor Shirley.

Active Listening
Sunday, January 7, 12:30-2:30 pm

Join Laurie Coltri in a class on Active Listening: a brief intro, the active listening experience, the many effects of listening actively, and consideration of the place of active listening in the 1st UU Principle.

Pre-registration is required, and a questionnaire must be completed prior to class. For more information, email Laurie Coltri.

The New UU
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6; 7:00-8:30 pm

The New UU is for adults of all ages and life stages who are new to Unitarian Universalism. Ideally, you will have attended UUCC at least a few times. Facilitators include staff members Rev. Anthony, Rev. Paige, Robin, Jen, and Maureen. Workshops include:

  • Theology and Worship
  • Where Do We Come From? Unitarian Universalist Roots
  • How We Grow in Faith: Philosophy of Religious Education
  • Social Justice Philosophy and Practice
  • How Are Decisions Made? Governance and Polity.

Pre-registration is requested.

Implicit Bias
Sundays, March 25 and April 29, 12:30-2:30 pm

Join Laurie Coltri in a class on Implicit Bias in two 2-hour sessions: basic dual-process cognitive theory; implicit bias within that theory; situations that push people into the kind of automatic thinking that exacerbates bias; and practical steps folks can take to minimize their own biases .

Pre-registration is required. For more information, email Laurie Coltri.

Socrates Café
Second and Fourth Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Socrates Café is a drop-in discussion group that provides a forum for people to explore philosophical questions with an open, respectful dialogue. In a supportive and confidential settings, participants discuss what’s on their minds and enable each other to learn how to think, not what to think. The group generates questions to pursue with rotating, willing facilitators for each topic. In the group we will engage in a common quest to gain a better understanding of human nature.From Socrates, “Wisdom begins in wonder.” Organized by Joy Bingham.  Questions? Email Joy Bingham.  For additional information, visit

Sunday Forums
Third Sundays at 10:15 am

On the third Sunday of each month, UUCC sponsors an Adult Learning and Discussion Forum following the early service, from 10:15-12:00 noon. Forum topics are chosen for timeliness and relevance to members of our congregation. Facilitated by Betsy Osterman. For more information, contact Betsy Osterman.

More coming soon!


UUCC Adult Religious Education Registration

You may register for more than one class per semester. There are no class fees unless specified in the class