Adult Religious Exploration
Step Into Adult Religious Exploration!
‘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 Iva King, 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 2018
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 conference room 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 9:00 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.
Books about Religion, a discussion group
Paul Gurian will facilitate this group. Last year, UUFA had a group that read and discussed The Historical Jesus by Helen Bond, and another that discussed How Jesus became God by Bart Ehrman. Both were interesting and engaging. This year we will have an ongoing group to discuss additional books about religion (not necessarily about Christianity). We will start with an excellent book, Beyond Belief: the Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels, which Paul Gurian will facilitate. After that, the group will choose another book, and someone familiar with that book will facilitate.We will meet every Monday evening from 7:30 until 9:00, beginning on September 17 in the Ocean Room (first room on the right as you walk in the outside door). Everyone is welcome. Diverse spiritual or religious beliefs will enhance the discussions.
Athens Men’s Circle
New UU Member Rob McMaken has been involved in Athens Men’s Circle for almost 10 years. They meet weekly from 7:30 to 10:00 and follow a format developed by the ManKind Project. Rob is offering to lead two Intro to Men’s Work evenings using the ManKind Project format September 10 and 17, from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the UU Fellowship. To sign-up or ask more about it, email email@example.com or call 706.202.9621. RSVPs are necessary. Also, read about MKP at https://mankindproject.org/mens-groups/