Adult Religious Exploration
We want you to be engaged in the life of the Fellowship in ways that nurture your spirit and assist in your ongoing growth and development.
‘Stepping Stones’ is our way of encouraging you to take another step down your life path. Have you taken an introductory class such as A Chosen Faith book discussion? Then try something new. If you’ve been serving on a committee but want to know more about lay leadership, take a class on congregational or church dynamics. If you would like to offer to facilitate a course, please suggest it!
Contact Vivian Sellers,the Lay Minister of Lifespan Development.
For a detailed look at the some examples of levels of involvement at UUFA, please click here to view Stepping Stones Levels.
Some Stepping Stones To Consider in 2017
Join a gathering which meets every second Sunday of the month, September through May, to discuss a book selected by the group. They typically meet in the Admin Office at 12:30. For the schedule of titles, see the book talks page. For further information please contact Clarissa Finco or the UUFA Office.
Lay Minister Myrna Adams West is facilitating “Writing as Spiritual Practice” first Sundays at 10:15 am in the couch room near Rev. Alison’s office. This group offers an opportunity to explore spiritual expression through various genres. Join us. For more information, contact Myrna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770/725-5397.
ADULT RE OFFERINGS:
FACING DEATH WITH LIFE
Facing Death with Life invites participants to look at death and dying as a healthy part of life. This is a tough topic, and this course will offer an opportunity for personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on this topic. It includes eight two-hour workshops and a field trip to a funeral home between Workshops 7 and 8. The program culminates with participants sharing their creative projects during the last workshop. This program is not a grief support group, nor is it an intellectual study of death.
Facing Death with Life, runs every other Saturday, Feb. 4th through May 27th, 10 am – 12 pm. Registration is required so that we can prepare materials. To register, sign up in fellowship hall on the “stepping stones” table or email Michelle Leebens-Mack @ email@example.com.
A Chosen Faith Book Discussion
Want to learn more about this UU tradition that most people choose, coming to it from other denominations or no religious upbringing at all? Want to revisit this book, and your beliefs? Then join the discussion around this book, organized around the six sources of Unitarian Universalism: (1) direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life; (2) words and deeds of prophetic women and men; (3) wisdom from the world’s religions; (4) Jewish and Christian teachings; (5) humanist teachings; and (6) spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions. Each one of these forms the basis for a meeting, after an introductory session, for a total of 7 sessions.
Meetings will last from 7:15 until 8:45 on Mondays from March 13 through April 24. Contact Aleta Turner (706-714-6417 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vivian Preston Sellers (770-833-6290 or email@example.com) with questions. There are 3 copies of the book in the UUFA office for you to borrow if you wish.