Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee
The Adult Religious Education program encourages and supports the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of our UUFP congregation through educational classes, activities, and focused discussions on topics of interest. These opportunities allow participants to learn from one another and from active members of the broader community.
Always illuminating are the weekly Sunday Morning Forums that occur in the UUFP Office Building from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Check out below the poignant topic that tomorrow’s (10/7/18) guest speaker has prepared for us, and scroll through the snippets of prior LIGHT-exuding summer classes.
Join us in being Givers and Receivers of Light!
"Moving Beyond Words - How to Establish a Sanctuary Congregation"
Presented by Denise Woods
October 7, 2018
Every week brings a new attack on immigrants. UU congregations nationwide realize that standing on the sidelines is not an option and many are choosing to become Sanctuary congregations as a way of fighting back. If you are interested in understanding more about what a Sanctuary Congregation is - and how UUFP can become one - then this is the session for you. Denise Woods, one of the leaders of All Souls Sanctuary Movement in Washington, D.C., will join us to share their story and then lead a working session for us to make our own plan.
"Our Blue World"
Presented by Kathryn Ozyurt - September 30, 2018
"The Stranger Among Us"
Facilitators Pam Luke and Kathryn Ozyurt
A joint presentation by
the UUFP Adult Religious Education and Social Justice Committees
September 23, 2018
"Report on General Assembly"
Presented by Sandra Engelhardt, Judy Remsburg, & Pat Sloan
September 9, 2018
General Assembly is the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates.
"The Tolerance Paradox"
Presented by April Kelsey
September 2, 2018
"The Legacy Society of the UUFP Endowment"
Presented by Judy Remsburg, Mason Moseley, & Roy Schilling
August 26, 2018
Attendees gathered to learn about what is happening at present and the plans for the future. The Legacy Society belongs to the members so this is your vision, too.
Presented by April Kelsey
August 9, 2018
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences, while embracing the central theme of Socializing; the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others. Using the Socratic method, the facilitator will pose questions and challenge statements to stimulate critical thinking about the subject and elicit logical conclusions.
"Loss of Dreams - A Special Kind of Grief"
Presented by Kay Braguglia
August 12, 2018
Our culture helps people deal with conspicuous losses such as a death but there are no ceremonies for dealing with a shattered dream. When we experience a loss of a dreams about how life is supposed to be, the loss can be as devastating as the loss of a beloved person. The dying of a dream needs to be acknowledged and grieved before we can move forward.
"Living Interfaith Network (LINK) of Hampton Roads"
Presented by Lynne Finding
August 5, 2018