Category: Adult Religious Education

About Adult Religious Education

Our Adult Religious Education Committee presents programs designed to motivate and encourage spiritual, intellectual, social justice, or practical transformation in the lives of our members, our friends, and the community. 

Classes may come from UUA or other published curricula, an outside speaker or a member of … read more.

Anti-Racist Reading Group

The Anti-Racist Reading Group will meet next on January 13, at 7 p.m. The read will be You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, an anthology by 20 well-known racial justice writers. It is edited by Tarana Burke, founder of the … read more.

UCF Starts 2022 with a Beach Hike!

The “2022 UCF New Year’s Day Hike and Ceremony for Banishing the Ills of 2021” was a great success.

We gathered at 1 PM in Fort Macon State Park, once Tom Wentworth was able to discriminate successfully between southeast and southwest. Fortunately, the other 12 … read more.

Adult Education Happenings for December

Adult Religious Education had a busy month! In addition to weekly meditation and yoga sessions, we co-sponsored with Social Action, the film and discussion, “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem.” An excellent discussion was led by LA Jones, a retired federal warden and Charles Chalmers, retired … read more.

Update on Racial Justice Work – Nov. 2021

At the Social Action Committee meeting in August, it was decided to continue our Racial Justice work by dividing into two groups:

The Anti-Racism Reading group will continue to provide education on these issues through reading and discussion of books on racism and racial justice.  They … read more.

UUA Common Read Book Discussion in November

The UCF Adult Religious Education Committee is pleased to announce a book group to discuss the UUA Common Read 2021 book: Breathe: A Letter to my Sons by Imani Perry. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 pm, probably on Zoom. For information … read more.

Meditation Has Resumed

Adult RE is pleased to announce that the weekly meditation class began on Monday, September 20, at 6:30 pm by Zoom. The site will open at 6:15. The sessions will be guided by either Holly Rogers, Daryl Walker, Virginia Woodhead, or Vicki Barrett. Vicki was … read more.

“Where I’m From” poetry project

In June, we had a service based on the poetry project called “Where I’m From.” In this project, people write a poem modeled after George Ella Lyon’s poem, and they consider images, expressions and memories from their own past. For Adult RE on Wednesday, October … read more.

The Game Changers Film Discussion

The Adult RE Committee is hosting a discussion of the film The Game Changers on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 6 pm. This film discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet, particularly for athletes. The movie is available for viewing on Netflix, and lists James … read more.

Anti-Racism Work

Thank you to all who participated in our anti-racism instrument!

Over 90% of respondents strongly agreed that it was important for our congregation to work toward a more racially just country and the responses were evenly split between those who were more drawn to mobilizing individuals … read more.