• 2023 Spring 2nd Hour Adult Religious Exploration Offerings

    Here are the offerings for the Spring 2023 (with more to be added in late spring):

    Feel free to “drop-in” to any class at any time. Some classes offer the option of registration/signup simply to help the facilitators communicate with attendees in advance and plan programming.

    Registration/Signup can be found on the Adult Religious Exploration page of our website:  https://www.uuman.org/learning/adult-programs/


    Centered Leadership

    Dates: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: UUMAN Board

    Description: The course  is designed for people considering leadership, who are beginning to lead or who have leadership experience in contexts other than Unitarian Universalist faith communities. We will cover:

    • how covenant is the center of UU faith
    • how our congregational polity works
    • how we can create strong, healthy communities
    • a deeper understanding of being a committed member of our congregations and the wider UUA
    • how being a member of a congregation is a “lab” for building Beloved Community

    Signup: https://uuman.breezechms.com/form/8cad201846 


    Stewards of the Earth

    Dates: Once per month; dates TBD

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: Earth Ministry

    Description: The UUMAN Earth Ministry Vision is – “We deeply embrace the natural world and are stewards of our Earth for now and for the next seven generations.  We are respected in our community for environmental action.” Come spend time with members of the Earth Ministry team as we explore and discuss together what we are doing and what more we can do at UUMAN to meet this Vision.

    Possible topics: Climate action, climate crisis, climate justice


    Eating to Extinction

    Dates: 2/12, 2/19

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: Gus Hadorn and Jennifer Ratcliffe

    Description: Based on the documentary “Eating to Extinction,” we look at the global impact of mono-agriculture and what local solutions we can all implement.


    30 Days of Love

    Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: Dave Dunn & Others

    Description: Side With Love, the UUA’s public advocacy campaign, is kicking off their annual month of spiritual nourishment, political grounding, and shared practices of faith and justice.

    Each week will feature a spiritual theme overlapping with one of Side With Love’s intersectional justice priorities.

    Signup: https://uuman.breezechms.com/form/8cad20184662 



    Dates: 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23 (4th Sunday of the month)

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: Debra Burrell

    Description: MUUsicShare is a just-for-fun music jam for all ages and abilities.  All instruments, all voices are welcome, as well as all ears; come to play, come to sing, come to listen.


    Sunday Service Reflections

    Dates: Every Sunday

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM/In-Person

    Facilitated By: David Kroeber

    Description: Please join us to reflect on Sunday’s service and service topic in a small group setting. What are your thoughts on the topic? What impact could the service/service topic have on your life?


    Neighborhood Connections Ministry

    Dates: 2/19, 3/26, 4/23

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM In-Person

    Facilitated By: Dave Dunn

    Description: Participants will agree to volunteer their efforts (8hrs/month) at a non-profit or social service agency in their local community. A list of potential agencies and their contact information will be provided but each participant may arrange their own volunteer service as their spirit calls them.

    Once a month, participants will meet to reflect on their experiences.


    Poetry Forum

    Dates: 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16 (3rd Sunday of the Month)

    Time/Location: 11:15 -12PM

    Facilitated By: Rollin Mathis & Others

    Description: 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.