What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide our young adult and adult members with an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our spiritual exploration and growth focus on:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Our Lay Community Minister and Guest Instructors may lead our sessions. Members are invited to lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
We are not currently offering children and youth programs at this time, and we will consider that as we grow and our capacity increases.
We invite you to consider the below topics. More topics may be added as demand grows and requests are made. Members may register for our classes. Each will run once the class reaches a minimum number of registrants. Each topic usually includes pre-reading, a self-paced activity, and a 1-hour virtual class meeting. Some classes have more than one meeting:
Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Lives: 4 weeks, 4 meetings
- An Introduction to Rest
- Private versus Public Selves
- Constructive Conflict
- Liberated by our Limitations
Uncovering Your Spiritual Truth: 4 weeks, 4 meetings
- Finding your authentic self
- Embodying your calling
- Developing a sense of spiritual practice
- Leveraging your spiritual leadership saint
Standing in Your Truth & Disagreeing with Grace: 1 week, 1 meetin
UU History Seminar: Reverend Lewis McGee: 1 week, 1 meeting
- First Black man called as the senior minister of a mostly white Unitarian Church
UU History Seminar: What’s in a Name?: 1 week, 1 meeting
- Digging into the fascinating nitty gritty of Unitarian versus Universalist versus Unitarian Universalist
TED for the Soul: 1 meeting per video
- TED for the Soul is facilitated by the Lay Community Minister, Guest facilitators, or Members. At ted.com there is a wealth of ideas shared by powerful speakers on a wide variety of topics that can inspire us to think on a deeper spiritual level or learn something new about ourselves and each other. We’ll watch a TED Talk together and then share our reactions to the talk. There is no pre-work or assignments.
What We Offer To Small Group Ministries
If you are a part of a small group ministry (SGM) at any UU congregation, UU affiliated or based organizations or group, non-profit organization, or institution of learning – you may be interested in using our free Sunstone Chapel Adult Spiritual Development Program.