Come, open to be moved.

Come, be held in mutual embrace.

Come, engage the world. Come be made whole. 

 

Welcome to Adult Faith Development at UUCM. Our offerings are open to all members and friends, new and longstanding. We invite and encourage you to explore a  variety of courses, presentations, and events this fall and winter designed to help you be inspired, connect, and live your values.  Our goal is to provide a framework for you to grow (personally, intellectually, spiritually, and ethically) as an individual, as a member of the community, and also as a Unitarian Universalist.

Ideas? Do you have an idea for a program that you would like us to offer, or one that you would like to offer yourself? If so, please contact Rev. Robin  rzflowingforce@gmail.com

 

Adult Faith Development Offerings 

A Long Strange Trip: Our UU History (in 6 compelling DVDs!)

On three Sundays this fall (and three to be scheduled this winter), we’ll watch a one hour DVD documentary about our fascinating history and then discuss what we’ve learned and how it informs who we are today as UUs.

The program will take place in the Arthur Room. Please feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch. Attend one, or all!  The program will be led by Caron Carnahan, candidate for UU credentialed lay ministry and seasoned leader at the Ginger Hill UU Fellowship in Slippery Rock.

Sunday, October 15, 12-1:45 “”In the Beginning” (early roots -1553  CE)

Sunday, November 12, 12-1:45 p.m. “The Birth of Unitarianism” (1552-1794 CE)

Sunday, December 10, 12-1:45 p.m. “American Unitarianism” (1620-1860)

 

TED in Town (with Rev. Robin): A Series of Memorable TED talk screenings (with discussion) about the human journey of mind and spirit

Join Rev. Robin for a series of Tuesday night “TED in Town” screenings of their most popular offerings, (20 minutes or so) with follow-up discussion about the human journey of mind and spirit. The program will take place in the Arthur Room, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 23, “The Surprising Science of Happiness,” Dan Gilbert

Tuesday, November 14, “The Danger of a Single Story,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tuesday, December 19, “ Your Elusive Creative Genius,” Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Planning Ahead: NEW UU Orientation , 2 sessions

On Sundays, January 21 and 28, 12-2 p.m.; a light lunch will be served.

This program offers a path to membership at UUCM. Part I: “Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys and Getting to Know the UU Faith” (with Rev. Robin); Part II: “Getting to Know Our Church and the Meaning of Membership.” (with church leaders) RSVP to the church office church@uumeadville.org

Check the B&B and Oracle and website for other  adult faith development offerings from the Social Action team and other groups within our congregation.

 

SELF-STUDY RESOURCES: For self-study resources and ideas, please click here for an array of possibilities created by Stephen Mead, DRE http://first-u-pgh-re-families.weebly.com/adult-faith-development-self-study-resources.html