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.
Fostering a vibrant sense of mutual understanding, curiosity, respect, empathy, tolerance, and social justice, Sunday Morning Forum is one such educational opportunity. Here is what is slated for an intriguing July 29th forum and a perusal of other recent stimulating topics.
“The Evolution of Darwin’s Religion”
Presented by Ken Goodwich - July 29, 2018
“To See in West Africa”
Presented by Dr. Hugh E. Berckmueller - July 22, 2018
Guest speaker Dr. Hugh E. Berckmueller shared about his personal and professional experiences in a Ghanaian eye clinic.
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“Widening the Circle, Healing Divisions”
Presented by Pam Luke & Kathryn Ozyurt - July 15, 2018
Inspired by the power of fellowship circles, the class shared in small group format their perspectives on key questions provided by the Luke-Ozyurt team.
The Legend and Myth of Gilgamesh”
Presented by Meg Glenn-Albiez - July 8, 2018
Adventurer Meg Glenn-Albiez took us on a voyage to discover what this age-old story means to us today.
“Giving Hugs: Reading the Signs”
Presented by Gary Ott & Henry Chambers - July 1, 2018
In their joy, when the released prisoners of war got out of Hanoi they “hugged.” These hugs among men, those released and those of us who were bringing them home, were unconditional—hugs that showed happiness, sincerity, and were without fear. From that kind of hug, when we retired to the U.S. mainland, the unwritten rules for how men are supposed to hug were back in place. Bang! Facilitators Gary Ott and Henry Chambers were the perfect tandem team to illustrate the spectrum on this "hands-on" topic!
“Autism, ADHD, & the Sensory Spectrum: What To Do With Quirky in a Neurotypical World”
Presented by Rachel Bevins - June 24, 2018
So what do those terms really mean, and what can we as a community do in respect and support of people with special needs?
“Bananas in Heaven”
Presented by Kathryn Ozyurt - June 17, 2018
“The Radical Teachings of Jesus”
Presented by April Kelsey - June 10, 2018
We continue to owe a debt of gratitude to each forum facilitator and our faithful interactive attendees in creating such an enriching program! Join us, Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the UUFP Office Building!