Spring 2017 Course Offerings

Please be sure to check out ARE’s courses for Spring 2017:

  • Roots and Wings
  • Chalice Circles – Morning and Evening

See below for class descriptions and schedules, grab your calendars and register now! (Be sure to check out our registration procedures.)

If you would like to submit a request to facilitate a class or workshop, please complete a Workshop Form (pdf) or Workshop Form (Word document).

And for the latest news and announcements, see our blog page.

Adult RE encourages those with children to consider attending classes. Childcare may be possible if the ARE Chair is notified no later than two weeks prior to the start of class.

Spring 2017 Adult RE Offerings

Roots & Wings
The path to relationship and connection at UUCWC includes two initial group conversations with our minister, Rev. Kim Wildszewski. The first gathering, Roots, is a sweeping overview of Unitarian Universalism told through stories of our history, and the theology that continues to evolve. It is a conversation about our roots. Roots is a great way to ask all those big and little questions about this faith tradition and our community at UUCWC. Offered every other month, these gatherings are held on Sundays from 12:30-2:30 with a light lunch and childcare, if requested.

The second gathering is Wings. During this discussion, we tell of our personal spiritual roots – what did we learn about religion, what was our religious or secular upbringing, etc. We also use this time to consider our Wings – the thoughts, practices or areas of inspiration that we engage with, or hope to discover more about, now. This is a great opportunity to learn more about other newcomers to this community, and yourself. For the remainder of our time together we speak about the expectations and the benefits of membership with UUCWC. Though it is not expected that an individual would sign the membership book, at the conclusion of Wings, if you are not already a member, you are invited to do so. In order to attend Wings, one must first attend the Roots gathering. Wings is normally offered on alternating months following Roots. A light lunch and childcare, if requested, is provided.

There is no fee for these two gatherings but registering is necessary. If you are interested in attending Roots or Wings, please contact Rev. Kim at minister@uucwc.org.

Upcoming gatherings
Roots: March 19
Wings: April 30

Chalice Circles
The Chalice Circles at UUCWC are on-going programs, with new series beginning in September, December, March and June. Designed to accommodate newcomers and longtime members alike, the Chalice Circle program provides a place for participants to connect with others in our faith community and to grow their faith in a safe, nurturing environment.

The heart of the circle is the opportunity for sharing and deep listening. Based on Parker Palmer’s “circles of trust” model, each participant is given time to speak without interruption while others listen without judgment. Meeting topics are based upon our congregation’s monthly themes.

Each Chalice Circle series is limited to six twice-monthly meetings. There is always an empty chair to symbolize the group’s willingness to welcome newcomers to the circle. It’s never too late to join a Chalice Circle.

For more information, see the Chalice Circles webpage under Adult Programs at www.uucwc.org.

Note: A 30-minute orientation to the circle is required prior to joining.

2nd and 4th Thursday mornings: 6 Sessions: March 9 and 23, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25; 10 am to 12 noon

2nd and 4th Thursday evenings: 6 Sessions: March 9 and 23, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25; 7 to 9 pm

Interested in joining a current Circle? Contact are@uucwc.org.

Suggested donation for the six-week Chalice Circle Session: $10 members/$15 non-members

Please register for ARE classes online or with the registration forms available on the ARE bulletin board outside the church office.