Adult Religious Education

What Happens When Our DLRE is Away

by Jen Rehbein, Sabbatical Team When our Lifespan Religious Education Direction, Robin Pugh, let me know that she was planning a sabbatical leave this year, I felt a mix of emotions. First and most important, I was very glad for her. I am proud that our community here at UUCWC takes the well-being and professional … Continued

A Call to Faith in Turbulent Times

Recently, I received an email from the Unitarian Universalist Association announcing the availability of a new curriculum. A Call to Faith in Turbulent Times certainly caught my eye. What are we living through if not “turbulent times”? How could our current times be any more turbulent? Let me share with you how the UUA describes … Continued

Spiritual Direction

By Diana B. Barbera, Spiritual Director and Nina Todor, Spiritual Director Wellspring is one of the most formative Adult Religious Education programs that UUCWC offers. In an effort to build Unitarian Universalist understanding, identity, and community, it engages participants’ minds and hearts and challenges the spirit, too. Since 2012 when Wellspring first began at UUCWC, … Continued

The ARE Path at UUCWC – Winter/Spring 2018

By Susan Colket, Chair, Adult Religious Education Our adult religious education (ARE) programs are a natural way to navigate our lives as Unitarian Universalists. At the final session of the first Coming Into Connection program last month, Steve Saddlemire, captured this as he shared his experience as a CIC participant, “You come to church when … Continued

Service as a Spiritual Practice

by Ana DelCorazon, Congregational Life Coordinator congregationallife@uucwc.org In my time at UUCWC, I’ve seen a trend in how newcomers grow into regulars. After an initial period of getting to know the church and its members, they start to make it their own. For some people at that point, they just want to come on Sundays, … Continued

Notes on Congregational Life

by Ana DelCorazon, Congregational Life Coordinator congregationallife@uucwc.org I haven’t had the opportunity to meet as many of you in person as I’d like to (yet), since I’ve only been a member of UUCWC for eight months and have attended for over a year. However, I’ve been a UU for six years, and my last church … Continued

Open to You!

by Ana DelCorazon, Membership Volunteer Coordinator congregationallife@uucwc.org If you’ve been to church lately, you may have noticed some changes in the lobby. For example, the Greeter/Welcome Desk has been moved from the left to the right-hand side of the doors, angled off the nursery. The Food Ministry basket and announcement sign is also right there … Continued

Taking Root This Fall in Adult Religious Education

by Susan Colket, ARE Ministry Team Chair What if this fall, traditionally the harvest time, we begin to put down roots? Our congregation is fertile ground. We’re being called to take root here; to take root now. What’s this connection between roots and our community? Roots take in nourishment (water and minerals). Roots anchor in … Continued

Upcoming Adult Religious Education’s Fall Programs

In ARE, we find connection within our growing congregation as we nourish our mind, heart and soul.  Available to adults of all ages, the Adult Religious Education ministry has five programs starting this Fall. Learn about and register for one of our programs.  Detailed course information  is available by visiting the following link to the … Continued

Coming into Connection (Coming of Age for Adults)

The Coming of Age (COA) curriculum helps youth: discern for themselves what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, individually and as part of the larger faith community; act on personal beliefs and values; and recognize and honor the movement of a youth from childhood to adolescence within the UU tradition. We know this year … Continued