Adult Religious Education 2021-2022

Adult Religious Education 2021-2022

During this time of pandemic, it’s more important than ever to maintain our connections with each other. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will be nurturing faith development for adults in two ways:

  1. Through small group ministry that we call Reflection Groups at UUCC
  2. And through Adult Religious Education classes

This year, all our faith development efforts will be virtual, either through Zoom, or asynchronously via online bulletin board applications that allow us to interact with each other.

Reflection Groups

The Unitarian theologian, James Luther Adams, has said that what draws people to our churches is a need for “intimacy and ultimacy.” Our Reflection Groups are designed to provide a sense of belonging (intimacy) and to nurture spiritual growth (ultimacy) through monthly small group meetings. Reflection Groups further explore our monthly worship themes at UUCC in an intentional way: to listen to each other deeply and with discipline.  We will experience the themes, not just analyze them, and offer suggestions for a spiritual practice to try before each monthly meeting. This year, all groups will meet through Zoom or asynchronously via Slack.

Book Discussion Groups

Booklist to be announced soon.

Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators

Dates tbd, evenings, virtual

Are you ready to answer the difficult questions your children will ask? Have you thought about how to communicate your values around sexuality? Do you have unhealthy sexual scripts lingering from the messages you received from your family and friends?

The information and attitudes that adults share with their children—intentionally or by default—carry extraordinary power. It is a power that many adults struggle to wield effectively and confidently. Often, their own experiences, perspectives, and worries get in the way. Join us for Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators, a new program is to help parents and caregivers to get comfortable with sexuality topic discussions with their children. These sessions invite you to find support and courage with one another.

Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators consists of a series of up to 12 sessions (90 minutes each). The aim of the program is to help parents and caregivers to get comfortable with sexuality topic discussions with their children. Join Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education, and Paige Getty, Minister, as we explore how to raise healthy children and youth!