Adult RE Programs and Classes

Our 2016-17 Yearly Theme: Learning to Lovingly Disagree

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Our over-arching theme for our Adult Faith Formation and Religious Exploration Program this year will be “Learning to Lovingly Disagree.”  We feel that engaging this theme is important in a world threatened by increased polarization, lack of true listening and deep connections. As the election season heats up, it becomes especially important to develop tools to help us lovingly engage across differences. Our faith calls us to practice the affirmation that “we need not think alike to love alike.”  In the coming year, many of our programs will help us to develop practices and knowledge to become a people who love alike, regardless of the ways we may think or believe. We hope everyone will find a way to participate in this important shared journey. Join us in our newly drafted mission, as we “unleash courageous love in Northern Colorado and beyond by embracing our diversity, growing our faith, and awakening our spirits to the unfolding meaning of this life.”

 

Foundations of Unitarian Universalism: Covenant

Wednesdays, September 21st – Oct 26th, 6 – 7:15pm

Pizza and salad supper before each class at 5:30 pm  

Dig into Unitarian Universalism’s core teaching – Covenant   in this series looking at the history, theology and practice of the covenantal way.  Attend one or all in the series.

  • Sept 21: Covenantal vs. Creedal: An overview of the Covenantal Way     SIGN UP HERE
  • Oct 5: How We Lost the Covenant: Division and Individualism in UU History    SIGN UP HERE
  • Oct 12: Promising Creatures: Claiming the Theology and Anthropology of our Liberal Covenant    SIGN UP HERE
  • No class on October 19th
  • Oct 26: New Habits for the iChurch: Practices for Covenant Today    SIGN UP HERE

 

Civil Conversations Series                  

Wednesdays, Nov 2nd – Nov 16th,  6:00 – 7:15pm             SIGN UP HERE

Pizza and salad supper before each class at 5:30 pm 

Building on the theology and practice shared in the Covenant series, this series will offer tools and reflection opportunities for those who hope to be leaders in what Krista Tippet calls a “muscular civility.” Attend one or all in the series.

  • Nov 2: Words Matter: Developing a more intentional vocabulary
  • Nov 9: Listening and Generous Questions: Learning to listen deeply
  • Nov 16: Love as a Public Good: Bringing faith into the public square

 

The Art of Dialogue Workshop                                                  

Saturday, October 8th,  9am – 1pm            SIGN UP HERE

Presented by special guest Darrick Hildman

This workshop focuses on building Empathy, Acceptance, and Authenticity by learning a Roadmap for Understanding Self and others. It studies core concepts like perceptions, meaning, emotions, needs and behaviors and then roadblocks and skills for Listening and Speaking.

Lunch included – suggested donation $6

  

Healing the Heart of Democracy:

The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit– Book Discussion and Reflection

Wednesdays, Nov 30th and Dec 7th – 6–7:15 pm            SIGN UP HERE

Join us for this critical conversation as we discern our role as a faith community in today’s polarized climate.

Books available for check-out in the office library.

Faith Café 

1st & 3rd Sundays at 10:10 am

Join a Minister, staff member, or lay leader for an informal conversation over coffee, engaging a question about the sermon or monthly theme and learn more about Unitarian Universalism.

 

Silvers Sages – Tools for Aging Series

Every other Thursday, Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm      SIGN UP HERE 

This class will be led by Lutheran Family Services Aging Lifecare managers, Rev. Gretchen Haley and Guests

Sept 22: Telling Our Stories, Bearing Witness: Thursday, Sept, 22  2-4 pm   Aging isn’t for Sissies – we will explore loss and joy in life’s later stages, how and when to seek outside help, when to seek a memory screen, adjusting expectations, sustaining meaning and purpose.

Oct 6th: Advance Care Planning Part 1:   Thursday, Oct 6, 2-4 pm    An overview of the major decisions we face as we enter the final third of life

October 20th: Advance Care Planning Part 2: Following up on the conversations on the 6th, we will complete forms, and answer specific questions around important decisions for all of our lives.

November 3rd: Emotional and Spiritual Questions at End of Life and After Death

November 17th: Celebrating Your Life: Planning your memorial and other decisions at death.

 

Triumph over Technology – “stress-free ways to manage your digital life”            

Every other Thursday, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10  2 – 4 pm.        SIGN UP HERE

Led by church member Andrea Bazoin.

  • Sept 29: Keeping in touch: an intro to smart phones, social media, and video chatting
  • October 13: Managing your photos, videos, and documents: learn how to manage, edit, share, and store photos 
  • October 27: Protecting your online privacy and identity: tools for safely managing passwords and other secure information.
  • November 3: Preparing a digital legacy: an overview of the importance of considering your digital assets when preparing your estate.

 

 

 

 

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