Adult Religious Education

Nourish Your Spirit!

Adult Religious Education (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.

Adult RE classes are divided into two categories: Sunday classes and Community classes. All Sunday classes occur on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Sunday classes are where you will find classes like “Judiasm 101,” “Talking with Your Kids about Difficult Subjects,” and “Turning Points in UU History.” Community classes occur throughout the week and feature opportunities to engage in various types of spiritual practice, such as Tai Chi and yoga. See the current list of class offerings below. 

We are a community of learning and sharing. Do you have a class you’d like to lead? Submit your ideas to the ARE team using the Course Proposal Form. 

Current Classes 

Sunday Classes

Inquirers
Every Sunday, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Room 1

Newcomers are invited to attend our “Inquirers” series, offered after the Second Service at 12:30 pm. This introductory class to Unitarian Universalism is held on an 8 week rotation. All are welcome—drop in anytime! New members are strongly encouraged to attend all 8 sessions of “Inquirers” prior to joining, with a special emphasis on the “History, Principles, and Sources” class and the “Membership and Congregational Life” class. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019: Q&A with Minister and Board Member

Judaism and Jewish Traditions: Yom Kippur/Rosh Hashanah 

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:30-1:30 pm, Sanctuary
Facilitator: Dr. Steven Bell

Dr. Bell is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, a UUCA member, and a lifelong practicing Jew who was a two-time President of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue. Dr. Bell chaired The Jewish Study Group of Greater Rome for over 30 years.

 

Community Classes

Thursday, September 19, 10:30-11:30 am, Sanctuary

Qi Gong: Eight Brocades

A beautiful compilation of eight movements that stretch, strengthen, and relax the entire body, inside and out, routine based on slow movements that place more emphases on precise body moves than other types of Qigong. The movements can be adapted for both sitting and standing. Facilitator: Sekayi Stringer.  Please contact Sekayi.Stringer@uuca.org if you have questions.

 

Thursday, September 19, 11:30-12 noon, Sanctuary

Meditation Practices

All are welcome. No prior experience necessary.  Facilitators: Sekayi Stringer and Nina West. Please contact Sekayi or Nina at Sekayi.Stringer@uuca.org if you have questions.

Registration

Sunday morning classes do not require any registration.  All Sunday morning classes are designed for drop in attendance.

Pre-registration is required for the weekday community classes. Minimum enrollment is 6. For multi-session courses: if fewer 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. 

Meeting Locations

Please consult the notice screen in the Social Hall 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.

Childcare

Free childcare is available without reservations during Sunday Adult Religious Education classes and on Wednesday evenings during UUCA programming.

Goldfish crackers and water are available. If your child needs something more substantial, please pack a snack for them to eat. Any questions about childcare can be sent to elisabeth.schreibfeder@uuca.org.  

Download Adult RE Policies & Procedures

The Adult RE Team

Contact the Adult RE Team at ARE@UUCA.org.

Members:

  • Fenwick Broyard, III, DLRE
  • Elisabeth Schriebfeder, RE Administrative Assistant 
  • Steve Bell
  • Hildegarde Gray
  • June Lester
  • Chris Martin
  • Carrie Shaklee

 

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