Lifespan Religious Education

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Adult Religious Education

So You Want to Talk About Race

Adult RE is launching a 5 part series titled “So You Want to Talk About Race”.

Join us Tuesday November 10th for the first session, The History and Construct of Race in the US. This will showcase a lecture from Dr. Andrea Barra beginning at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A discussion from 8:30pm to 9:00pm.

Dr. Barra received her MA and PhD in Sociology from Rutgers University. She has taught courses at multiple universities in race relations, minority groups, demography, religion, developing nations, and social science research methods. She is currently Associate Director of Assessment at Emory University and has a decade of professional experience in assessment and institutional effectiveness work in higher education.

All classes in this series will be repeated on Sundays at 5 PM.
Register Here to receive the zoom link for both Tuesday and Sunday classes for the whole series.

The remaining sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays in November and December are:

  • Introduction to Race and Racism Terminology
  • Subtle Acts of Exclusion and Microaggressions
  • How to do White Allyship
  • Intersectionality as a Related Issue

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.

If you are interested, please register for the Book Club here: https://forms.gle/Di5Hmxqwnh2pE4UJ9

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.

Great Decisions begins on January 11, 2021

UUCA member Annie Archbold will once again be facilitating the series Great Decisions.  This is perhaps the largest discussion program on world affairs in the US.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.  For more information or to pre-order the Briefing Book, please contact Annie at archbold@bellsouth.net

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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