Adult Religious Exploration

Adult Religious Exploration (ARE) nurtures the lifelong development of the whole person—body, mind, heart, and spirit—through broad and flexible opportunities for study, exploration, reflection, and spiritual practice. ARE also nurtures the development of a whole community through courses on our relationships, our congregation, our faith movement, and our wider world.


The Adult RE Team

  • Taryn Strauss, Acting Associate Minister
  • Katie Sadler-Stephenson
  • Hildegarde Gray
  • June Lester
  • Sekayi Stringer

Course Registration

Sunday Morning Second Hour classes do not require any registration.  All Second hour classes are designed for drop in attendance.

Pre-registration is required for the Weekday Short Courses. Minimum enrollment is 6. For multi-session courses: If less than 6 people register by the first class meeting, the class may be canceled. Drop-ins are welcome at the instructor’s discretion, if space allows. Registration is not required for Ongoing Courses.

Meeting Locations

Please consult the notice screen in the front lobby to find out about meeting locations and any last minute changes. All meeting spaces used for classes are wheelchair accessible. Contact the UUCA office at 404-634-5134 with any questions or concerns about accessibility.


Free infant and toddler care is available without reservation on Sundays during Worship and Religious Exploration Classes. Childcare for infants, toddlers, and elementary school-aged children is available by reservation on Sunday afternoons 1-3 pm, and on Wednesday evenings, 6 to 9:15 pm. Requests for childcare during these times should be made a least a week in advance.  All reservations will receive a confirmation email; if you have not received one within three days, contact Hannah Carswell, RE Administrative Assistant, at Childcare for other “all congregation” functions and special events may be available, depending on the budget. For more information about childcare availability contact


Adult Religious Exploration offerings are available through your financial support and pledges to the operating budget of UUCA, and therefore most of our courses are offered free of charge. Some programs have a fee for materials, or a small charge for other course-related costs. Limited scholarships are available to UUCA members and friends for whom a course fee creates a financial hardship; please contact Rev. Anthony David Makar at

Download Adult RE Policies & Procedures