Focus on Adult Education – October 2018

Check out the calendar at for more details on special events and our regular Adult Religious Education activities. The public is warmly welcomed.

Monday October 22 and Tuesday Oct. 30: Humanist Voices

In October, we will read and discuss “The Church of What We Know,” a  guest sermon and reflection on what UU identity means by our beloved songwriter Peter Mayer (“Blue Boat Home”) which was delivered to a congregation in San Diego in 2017. 7 to 9 pm both evenings. Contact .

Saturday, October 20: Conversations and Connections Workshop

Adult Religious Exploration hosts a new series to provide structure and opportunities for meaningful connections between individuals in our congregation. Within the context of small gatherings, we break off into pairs, encouraging conversation between us that deepens our connections. Each meeting will offer the opportunity to connect with at least three different people. We believe that as the number of one-to-one connections grows over time, there will be an expanding web of connections in our community based on trust and acceptance. Sign up at the RE Table in Forbes Hall after Sunday services, intended for UUSM members and pledging Friends. 12 to 2 pm in the Warren Mathews Conference Room.

Sunday, October 28: AAHS Freethinker Forum

AAHS Freethinker Forum: Agnostics, Atheists, Humanists, and Secularists is an open group that meets for lively and engaging discussion on topics of politics, science, religion and philosophy. We also host occasional guest speakers, films, and outings. We are a home base for non-believers and questioners, but everyone is welcome. For many, it is said that atheism/agnosticism is a first step. Humanism is the thousand steps that come afterwards. 12 pm – 2 pm, Warren Mathews Conference Room. Contact

Sunday October 28: The Disability Support Group

 The Disability Support Group will be promoting a dialogue on a selected topic at each of its meetings throughout this church year. There is a different theme for each month. We meet the fourth Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the Cottage. All church members interested in the topic are invited to attend. We hope these topics are of interest to you. The dates and topics are as follows:

  • October 28, 2018 – Church Barriers to Persons with Disabilities
  • November 25, 2018 – Dating Opportunities and Challenges
  • December 23, 2018 – Positive Self Definition
  • January 27, 2019 – Sports Activities and Opportunities
  • February 24, 2019 – Governmental Programs
  • March, 24, 2019 – Seeking Employment
  • April, 28, 2019 – Interactions with Local, State, and Federal Government
  • May 26, 2019 – Self Empowerment

Highlights of our regular activities and interest groups:

  • Meditation Mondays, 7:30 pm
  • Senior Exercise Fridays, 10 am
  • Balanced Behaviors, October 3, 17, and 24; 7 pm
  • Men’s Group, October 4, 7 pm
  • Come Dance with Us folk dancing, October 7, 7:15 pm
  • Fiction Reading Book Club, October, 15, 7 pm, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  • Science Non-Fiction Book Group, October 16, 7:30 pm, Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science and Love by Hope Jahren.


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