Regular Sunday Morning Adult Religious Education is held Every Sunday from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the MacArtor Library.
JUST DROP IN! No registration is necessary for Sunday Mornings.
What We Choose
Development, clarification, refinement, and expansion of our ethical thinking often occur in the midst of crisis or in response to an event or relationship that calls our world view into question. However, this program offers an intentional process of engagement with others in examining ethical concepts, dilemmas, and questions to help participants clarify and expand their ethical understanding independent of a personal crisis. Participants examine how they have arrived at ethical positions that they hold dear. They explore new perspectives, identify areas for further questions and exploration, and perhaps more fully embrace ethical positions they reach through careful discernment. This program will deepen and expand participants’ knowledge and skills for a process of ethical reflection that is central to living our Unitarian Universalist faith. All are welcome!
Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the MacArtor Library
September 15 – November 17
The Language of LGBTQ
Many of us want to address our LGBTQ friends as they wish to be called. But what is the current terminology used? How does one know which is correct in the situation? Kurt Doan from Havre de Grace, MD will lead a workshop on the language of the LGBTQ movement. All are welcome!
Date to be determined.
The following classes are offered other than Sunday mornings and require online registration. This helps us know how many participants we can expect to serve. It also helps us get to know you.
Finding Our Stories
What moves you? What do you set your heart upon? What do you trust? In this short series, we will work with our personal stories to help illuminate what matters most to us. With humor and grace, we will survey the stories of our childhood, our families, our work, our spiritual experience, and perhaps in those stories find who our lives are calling us to be. Participants will spend time each week developing parts of their story, then we gather to share those vignettes with the group as we listen gently and generously to one other.
- Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
- September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16
- Minimum of 5, maximum of 12 participants
Theology Through the Lens
Based on the creative work of Rev. Laurie Stuart, this will be an exploration of traditional theological categories through the photographic lens. We will be capturing and sharing images that illustrate ideas such as ecclesiology, soteriology, pneumatology, and theological anthropology. Don’t worry if you don’t know what those words mean! Our goal will be less about learning systematic theology and much, much more about creatively developing metaphors and expressions of ideas. You will need access to a camera – preferably digital, but any camera will work! (Like the one you may have on your phone.)
This course will be highly experimental and organic; less of a structured curriculum and more of an exploration. Participants will be helping to develop the course as we go.
We will meet about every two weeks beginning in October and running through early February 2020 (8 sessions.)
- Tuesday Evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm
- October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26, January 7, January 21, February 4
- Minimum of 4, maximum of 12 participants
The Work That Reconnects Workshop
Deepening global crises, and news of climate catastrophe and species extinction surround us, causing many of us to fall prey to denial, despair and immobilization. In this class, we are going to experience how grief, anger and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time. When these feelings are honored and held through the practices of The Work That Reconnects, they can free us from paralysis and move us toward creative action. The Work That Reconnects helps us to uncover and experience the innate connections with our grief, each other, and the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life. We will be enlivened and motivated to “see with new eyes” how we each can play our part in creating new and life sustaining ways to be with each other, and live with (not just on) our beautiful Planet Earth. This one-day class is based on the work of Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown, and many others. Join Julia Smagorinsky and Judy Myerson for this workshop.
- Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Church Sanctuary
Memoir Writing Workshop
What is your story? What is your legacy? What stories do you wish to leave to your grandchildren?
Author and writing coach Myrle Bowe is presenting a five-week memoir writing group at Mill Creek — Tuesdays in October.
“Yes, you can write memoirs in snippets – it’s like telling stories to your grandchildren. It’s about memories and feelings and people and their influence on you- – and so much more. Think about ‘cornerstone’ events in your life, decisions or events that took your life in a new direction. It’s about having fun and leaving a legacy.”
- Tuesday mornings: 10:00 am – 12 noon
- October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
- MacArtor Library