Thank you to all who attended our vigil to mourn the lives lost in the horrific murders of March 16th, 2021. We continue our commitment to seeking justice for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community. Find educational resources here, sign up for Bystander Intervention training here, and stay up-to-date with different action items here. We are honored to stand in solidarity with our beloved AAPI community members.

Lifespan Religious Education

Nourish Your Spirit

Adult Religious Education

We offer short educational sessions that cover a range of topics (from spirituality, social justice, and environmentalism, to money matters and personal well-being).

These courses are:

  • open to all adults, not just UUCA members
  • taught by UUCA community members or experts from the broader community
  • typically scheduled for Tuesdays at 7:30pm with a re-broadcast on Sunday at 5 pm

We also offer two repeating classes:

  • Inquirers classes for new members and visitors every Sunday at 7:30 pm (register here)
  • Gentle Yoga classes on Thursdays at 10:30 am

Weekly Sessions

Our Adult Religious Education sessions continue with this schedule. Most sessions are on Tuesdays with a rebroadcast on Sunday.

Register Here to get the Zoom link for these sessions.

Mar. 9 at 7:30 pm: Effective Altruism with Charlie Bresler, Executive Director of The Life You Can Save (free ebook here)

Mar. 10 at 7:30 pm: Empathy Training for Tough Times (Part III of III) with Rev. Taryn Strauss (Note: Wednesday)

Mar. 16 at 7:30 pm: Immigration Action-Part I with Ellen Beattie

Mar. 23 at 7:30 pm: Immigration Action-Part II

Mar. 30 at 7:30 pm: No class

Recordings of selected past sessions can be found on this YouTube playlist.

 

Book Club on Race and Racism

We are also starting a BOOK CLUB!

To coincide with our 5-part series on race, we are beginning a deep dive of the New York Times Bestseller that inspired the series, So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

There will be two Book Club opportunities each week: Saturdays from 10-11 AM and Thursdays from 12-1 PM beginning Saturday, December 5 and Thursday, December 10. The same chapters will be covered on Saturday and Thursday. The book club will run for 8 sessions minus the December holiday time, ending on February 6 & 11. As of December 17, the book clubs are full. Stay tunes for more about our next book club starting in 2021.

Inquirers

Newcomers are invited to attend this class.  The Zoom class is every Sunday at 7:30pm.  – Register here.

This class introduces newcomers to our faith.

Thursday Yoga Classes

On Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am, gather your yoga mat and a pillow or two and join zoom Gentle Yoga. Yoga teacher and UUCA member Joy Kniskern invites you to practice at your own safe level. If you have not attended a yoga class before, contact Joy at Cyclejoy@mindspring.com to receive the weekly zoom link.

Inquirers

Come learn about how our faith ignites deep spiritual growth to create hope within ourselves and our community. Newcomers are invited to attend our Inquirers series. 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. Starting on June 7th, we will be offering a Zoom Inquirers class every Sunday at 7:30pm.

Register for our Virtual Inquirers course here!

Religious Education Classes

Youth and Children’s Religious Education

UUCA’s Youth and Children’s Religious Education is designed to support the whole child. Through education in spiritual practices and exposure to different religious traditions, our developmentally appropriate curriculum encourages and supports participants of all ages to connect with their individual journeys to find purpose and meaning.

Youth and children program participants forge lifelong friendships with peers and benefit from intergenerational mentorships with adult leaders.

Sunday morning classes for children ages 3 through 12th grade

Chalice Children, Birth – PreK

Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. For more information, visit the UUCA Chalice Children page.

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-2

Love Surrounds Us explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community. For more information on this curriculum, visit the UUA Love Surrounds page.

Toolbox of Faith, Grades 3-4

Toolbox of Faith invites participants to reflect on the qualities of our Unitarian Universalist faith, such as integrity, courage and love, as tools they can use in living their lives and building their own faith. For more information, visit the UUA Toolbox of Faith page.

Neighboring Faiths, Grades 5-6

Neighboring Faith Communities class supports young people in becoming better citizens by learning about other faith communities, through field trips to those faith communities. Find out more about the Neighboring Faiths curriculum on the UUA website.

Our Whole Lives, Grades 7-8

Our Whole Lives (OWL) provides developmentally appropriate facts about anatomy and human development, and helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Find more information about OWL and how Unitarian Universalism is leading lifespane sexuality education, visit the UUA OWL page.

Coming of Age, Grades 8-9

Our Coming of Age program helps young people sort out their ethical and religious identity (recognizing that some young people do not feel religious at all), so that they may make rational decisions about the kind of person they want to become.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) – Grades 9-12

YRUU takes the spiritual lives of our youth seriously by offering them ways to deepen and explore spiritual practice, to do informed service and social justice action projects together, to develop their leadership skills, and to create bonds that will last a lifetime. For more information, or to enroll a youth (or join…if you are a youth) please email our Youth Coordinator, Ayanna Stringer, at ayanna.stringer@uuca.org.

Our Whole Lives

Our Whole Lives is a series of lifespan sexuality education curricula. UUCA offers developmentally appropriate. classes for students K-12. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives provides facts about anatomy and human development, and helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

The Our Whole Lives program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:

The Our Whole Lives program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:

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Human Development

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Relationships

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Personal Skills

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Sexual Behavior

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Sexual Health

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Society And Culture

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