Download Adult Religious Education Program Brochure (pdf).

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



1:00pm -3:00
Thanksgiving Nightmare: America’s Native Genocide

Thanksgiving discomfits many UUs, because the story somehow doesn’t ring true. Join member Bob McNally as he shares from his research for his book “The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age.” Bob’s book deals with a clear example of genocide against Natives, and offers a foundation for a discussion of the reality behind European Americans’ treatment of Natives, which turns out to be both a nightmare and a horror story.

Facilitator: Bob McNally

10:00am -12:00
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

7:15pm -9:00
Evening Yoga
Bortin Hall

The session begins with 80 minutes of gentle integrated yoga asanas and stretches, breath work exercises, relaxation techniques and opportunities to set neural pathways for happiness that include laughter yoga. A 20-minute guided relaxation meditation follows. Suggested donation: $5 per class, this is a drop-in class.

Facilitator:  Sharon Lawrence

7:30pm -9:00
Spiritual Resiliency in Troubled Times

Join our new minister for Engagement and Justice, Rev. Neal Anderson for a series of opportunities to explore spiritual practices that can help ground us and create resiliency in these times of high anxiety and deep concern for justice and peace in our world. Our time together will include guided conversation and engaging in various spiritual practices. We will have three session on the September 27, October  25 and November 29.

FacilitatorNeal Anderson

7:00pm -8:30
Books & Connections
Fireside Room

Calling all book-lovers, including young adults, too! Open to members and friends, this monthly reading group values diversity of opinion and respectful listening as we enlighten our minds with books and enrich our hearts with the connections they inspire. Drop-ins always welcome. (

Facilitator: Helen Reznick

7:00pm -8:30
Parenting Teens & Tweens
Oak Room

Live with a tween or a teen? Join our Tween/Teen Parent Group, which meets the first and third Tues- day evenings of each month in the quarter. We will talk about challenges and rewards of parenting these age groups. A “kid” group with adult supervision, crafts and homework time, will run during the same hours for any tweens or teens who want to come.”

Facilitator:  Johanna McShane

7:30pm -9:30
Book Discussion

Enjoy and discuss a new book each month. Meets in member homes in Rossmoor.
Facilitators: Bill and Joy Hicks
Location:  various member homes in Rossmoor

7:30pm -9:00
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

9:30am -1:30
Breath And Spirit: Touching the Earth
Bortin Hall

Join us for our half-day retreats, which feature opportunities to calm your brain, rest your heart and restore your spirit. By spending time in reflective and meditative practices, you will find yourself able to build a new resilience…

11:00am -1:00
Life Passages

Are you going through a time of change and transition in your life? Join in a conversation about how we tend our spirits when our worlds are evolving.

Fee: $10
Meets at a local breakfast place, contact for info

Facilitator:  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

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