Adult Religious Education
The Adult Religious Education program is dependent on congregation members who are passionate enough about a particular topic to organize like-minded individuals and teach a selected curriculum. Past classes have included Build Your Own Theology, the adult curriculum of Our Whole Lives (lifespan sexuality education), an Economic Justice workshop series, and a racial justice course on mass incarceration based on the book The New Jim Crow by Dr. Michelle Alexander.
The racial justice education continued with classes center around the Selma Awakening curriculum developed by the UUA. As a part of this class, an interview was conducted with a local, retired Methodist minster, Bucky Jordan, who responded to the call in 1965 to go to Selma.
Current classes include one based on Huston Smith’s book The World’s Religions and another about end-of-life issues based on Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal. Want to stretch your mind? What are you interested in?