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.
Coffee Shop Theology– The 7 Principles
Stay warm this winter with coffee/tea and drop in for a discussion about each of the Unitarian Universalist seven principles: what they are and how we can apply them more directly in our lives. Beginning in mid-January, we will spend two weeks discussing each principle. In the first week, we will spend time deconstructing the meaning of the principle. In the second week, we will focus on the challenges each of us face living out that principle. Workshop leaders will rotate.
Duration: now through April 19th
When: Sundays before service, 9:15-10:15 am
Where: MacArtor Library
Registration required: NO – all are welcome, on any Sunday of your choice
New UUs Workshop
New members (and all interested) are invited to take part in meaningful discussions about membership at Mill Creek! Rev. Greg will lead a conversation about the Values, Beliefs, and Mission of Mill Creek with the intention of helping new folks get to know who we are as a religious community. The class will explore the meaning of membership at Mill Creek. It will provide information about and establish our expectations for membership. In addition, the class will cover the history, theologies, and polity of Unitarian Universalism.
When: (tentatively) first Sunday of the month after worship,
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Where: MacArtor Library
Registration required: NO – OPEN TO EVERYONE!
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.
The Artist’s Way
“Art is a spiritual transaction…an act of faith, and we practice practicing it.” This workshop is based on Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. It not just for artists, but for anyone interested in living more creatively through practicing the art of creative living. “No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late to work on your creativity.” Join artists, Karen Rege and Yolanda Chetwynd in discovering your artistic gifts through reflective exercises and thoughtful discussion.
Duration: 12 consecutive weeks
When: Thursdays, February 6th through April 23rd , 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: classroom 6
Registration required: http://bit.ly/ArtistsWayMillCreek
Shared Pulpit Workshop
You have a story. Each of our stories is part of a larger narrative of being human in this world, in this time. One of the most powerful spiritual practices we have is in the sharing of our stories and reflecting on the ways those stories awaken us to love, illuminate our humanity, connect us to the holy and ineffable – and common – experience of life. We invite you to join Rev. Greg for a Shared Pulpit Workshop, which will guide you in developing your story into a sermon and worship experience that you may share with the congregation.
Using a series of small group meetings, this program aims to deepen connection and trust among you — the seeking minds and caring hearts of Mill Creek. The workshop contains advice, tools, and a process designed to equip you to be even more skilled, confident leaders (because anyone brave and curious enough to share their journey publicly with a congregation is, in fact, a leader). Along the way, you’ll discover your authentic voice by writing a sermon to deliver to the congregation.
This program is pulpit-and-pew tested, producing dozens of graduates who report that it transformed their relationship to their congregation and to Unitarian Universalism. As a participant, you don’t need to think of yourself as a writer. You don’t have to know what you want to say. You don’t even need to be a visible leader in your congregation. As you and five to seven others navigate your way through the eight sessions — under the guidance of Rev. Greg – you are invited to do three things:
- commit your time and energy to the program — including doing the required writing between sessions
- create and uphold a group covenant so that those in your group can risk being vulnerable
- trust that the first two steps will reveal your voice and truth.
Duration: 8 sessions
When: Saturdays from 9:00 am – 12 noon, February 8th; February 22nd; March 14th; March 28th; April 11th; May 2nd; May 16th; May 23rd
Listening to Our Lives
This class, led by Rev. Greg, is designed for those who wish to engage seriously and open-heartedly with the perennial religious topics such as: inspiration, God, community, suffering, death, spiritual practice, living our gifts, and salvation.
Duration: 9 classes
When: Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm; March 11th, March 18th, March 25th; April 1st; April 8th; April 29th; May 6th; May 13th; May 20th
Where: MacArtor Library
Feel free to contact Rev. Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org)if you have questions about this class.