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Download Adult Programs Brochure 2018 Winter Quarter (Q2)v1 Edition

(Please note we are still adding items to the event calendar)

Most classes, except ongoing groups, request registration. Click on the class in the listing to begin the registration process. If a fee is listed, please pay by credit card here or bring the money to the first day of class. You may pick up a paper copy of the brochure on Sundays during coffee hours at the Adult Programs Table in the Bortin Hall or in the church office, or contact indigo@mduuc.org.


Date/Time

Event

01/16/2018
7:30pm -9:00
Improv
Mirror Room

An intro to Improv. The class will do games designed to break the Improv ice and teach basic concepts – such as saying “yes” to offers and building a story from nothing. The ultimate goal is to lose the noise we’ve developed since childhood that tells us to edit ourselves and others (not permanently… just while we improv…).

Facilitators: Bill Younger and Ben Yates

01/17/2018
7:30pm -9:00
Justice Unfurled (Ministers' Class)
Sanctuary

Join Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi for this midweek Ministers’ class after the Community Dinner. They will explore the intersection of our Unitarian Universalist theologies and history with contemporary justice issues.

January 17: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person—Without Exception

February 21 – Education for All – Without Exception

March 21 – Gender, Exploitation, and Intersectionality

Date: 3rd Wednesdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21,  March 21
Time:  7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Sanctuary
Cost:  $5/class

Please note:  This class is a drop-in class—feel free to come for one class or them all.

 

01/23/2018
1:00pm -3:00
Awakening Joy

Please join us as we explore the principles and practices that Awaken Joy.  The program is Buddhist-based and backed by the findings of neuroscientists.  We will use James Baraz’s book, “Awakening Joy:  10 Steps that will put you on the Road to Real Happiness” as our guide.  The ten steps we will focus on are Intention, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Finding Joy in Difficult Times, Integrity, The Joy of Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Connection with Others, Compassion and The Joy of Being.  The format for each class will include guided meditations, readings, discussion questions, tools to us to create more joy in your life, sharing, connecting, laughing and singing

Facilitator:  Joan Redding

Date:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, January through May

Time:  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Location:  Children’s Chapel

Fee:  $20.00

 

01/26/2018
6:00pm -9:00
Beloved Conversations
Children’s Chapel

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to reform/refuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.  This year participants will have a chance to attend the kick-off retreat facilitated by the Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Linda Russell (to be held Friday evening January 26 and all day Saturday, January 27) and twice a month on Sundays.

01/27/2018
8:00am -5:00
Beloved Conversations
Children’s Chapel

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to reform/refuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.  This year participants will have a chance to attend the kick-off retreat facilitated by the Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Linda Russell (to be held Friday evening January 26 and all day Saturday, January 27) and twice a month on Sundays.

01/29/2018
1:00pm -3:00
Gifts of Aging: The Stories of Our Lives
Oak Room

Come and share the wisdom, wonder, mystery, spirituality, and laughter of our lives. Our togetherness will be filled with conversation of the remembrances, challenges, losses and joys we continue to experience on our journey.

Facilitator:  Beth Snortum

01/31/2018
7:30pm -9:00
Good and Evil through a UU Lens
Sanctuary

As people who have a stated belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, how do we wrestle with questions of good and evil among us?  Rev. Leslie Takahashi will present a frame using the teachings of Unitarian Universalist theologians and leaders through time and informed by the work of process theology.  Please join us for this opportunity to engage and learn on an issue relevant to our times.

Facilitator:  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

Dates: Wednesday, January 31

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sanctuary

Fee: $10

 

02/01/2018
12:00am -12:00
Celebrating Black UU History
OWL Room

Join Intern Minister Natalie Malter for a four-week long class to explore Black Unitarian Universalist history in the United States through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Black Unitarian Universalists have long been vital and important members of the UU movement, but their stories have not always been told. Come learn more about local and national UU history, and explore the complex and interesting questions about where we have been and where we are today. No history background necessary. All are welcome!

Facilitator:  Intern Minister Natalie Malter

Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Owl Room

Fee: $15

 

02/03/2018
9:30am -12:30
Getting to Know UU
Children’s Chapel

Are you new to MDUUC? Or relatively new? Or experienced enough to begin to wonder what this whole Unitarian Universalist thing is about anyway? If you want to learn more about our faith, this congregation, what we believe, where we come from and how you can take the next step in getting to know us, please come to this fun, interactive gathering where you will have a chance to meet others new to MDUUC as well as ministers and leaders from our congregation. Brunch foods will be provided.

Facilitators:  Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi

Dates:  Saturday, Feb. 3

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Children’s Chapel

Fee:  none

 

02/04/2018
2:00pm -5:00
Uprooting Racism Workshop with Paul Kivel
Bortin Hall

Please join us for a free workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be presenting material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, now in an updated and revised fourth edition.

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