Although we will be beginning our new church year online, on August 16 we will kick-off our 2nd hour MCY and Adult Enrichment offerings that will run throughout the church year (even after we re-open and return to in-person services). From 11:15 – 12 Noon all UUMAN members will have the opportunity to engage in either MCY or Adult Enrichment opportunities. Some of the courses below may be offered at other times throughout the day Sunday or even throughout the week.
Specific details, times, dates, signups for each offering will be communicated in the near future.
Here are upcoming Adult Enrichment courses scheduled for the fall 2020:
Centered Leadership – Part 1 facilitated by Dave Dunn
This will be the first of four Leadership Development courses. It is designed for people considering leadership, who are beginning to lead or who have leadership experience in contexts other than Unitarian Universalist faith communities. Each session will be delivered online and can be viewed at your convenience. Each Sunday we will reflect/discuss the content of each session. (8 sessions)
Moving From Not Racist to Anti-Racist facilitated by Carla Kapeskas
This course will help those of us who believe we are not racists to become something else: antiracists, who support ideas and policies affirming that “the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences — that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group.” For Ibram Kendi, the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, there are no nonracists; there are only racists — people who allow racist ideas to proliferate without opposition — and antiracists, those who expose and eradicate such ideas wherever they encounter them. We can and should use our privilege to be agents of change. (5 sessions)
All Souls United facilitated by Rollin Mathis
All Souls United focuses on UU identity. We plan to explore the great traditions of Unitarianism and Universalism and related movements such as Transcendentalism, which included Margaret Fuller’s challenge to binary sexuality in 1845, Suffragettes such as Susan B. Anthony, Abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass, and opponents of Indigenous Peoples removal such as the famous Unitarian minister Ralph Waldo Emerson. This great tradition reminds us of the high ideals toward which we imperfectly stumble. (Multiple Sessions – Long Term Study)
Poetry Forum facilitated by Sophia Dammann
All are welcome to participate in UUMAN’s monthly poetry discussion. This class will explore poets and their poems in a friendly and relaxed setting, paying particular attention to ways in which the author’s writing reflects principles of Unitarian Universalism. (4 session)
Nurture our spirit. Strive for Justice. Transform the world.