Category: Adult Religious Education

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.

UCF and Racial Justice

Exploring Anti-Racism as a congregation

Over the past two years, some UCF members have been reading, learning, and discussing the concepts and ideas around anti-racism, equity and social justice. In early June, UCF members and friends received a request to complete a brief survey to help … read more.