We offer a variety single-session and multi-session classes, presentations, discussions, and activities on Unitarian Universalism, spirituality and religion, life issues, practical skills, contemporary social issues, and other topics.
Some sessions are offered online and other sessions are offered in-person.
Visitors are welcome to all programs!
To view our Adult Faith Formation Facilitator Guide and submit your program proposal, CLICK HERE
POSTPONED – Rebel With A Cause: Michael Servetus,
Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00 pm (Virtual) – Michael Servetus was a Spanish mathematician, medical doctor, theologian, and heretic. Thomas Clayton, UUFR member and author of the screenplay, The Passion of the Heretic, and a book, Rebel With A Cause: The Radical Reformer, will present a program on Servetus’s life, his theology, and the place in history of Unitarianism and freedom of thought that he deserves. Thomas will cover Servetus’ birth, studies, career, and death through pictures from a visit to Spain, France, and Switzerland made to prepare for the writing of the screenplay and book. The presentation takes place on the eve of Servetus’ death 469 years ago. This class has been postponed.
Curious About Chalice Circles? Sunday, October 30th, Noon – 1:15 pm, Music Room – In this Chalice Circle sampler, facilitators will discuss the ideas behind Chalice Circles and the Soul Matters curriculum. Learn what Chalice Circles are and are not and participate in a modified Chalice Circle. Soul Matters is a theme-based curriculum used by UU congregations nationwide that provides content for youth programs, worship services and small group ministry programs. All programs are in-person. Registration is not required. This month’s theme is “The Path of Courage.” Learn more here.
Spirit in Practice Adult Class with Rev. Sasha, Starts Wednesday, November 9th – Rev. Sasha leads this 4-session in-person class exploring spiritual practices. We will meet on Wednesdays, November 9th and 23rd and December 14th and 28th, in Peace Hall, Room 201. No need to register; although it is ideal to attend all four sessions, students may participate in any session for which they’re available. Spirit in Practice was created to help Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help them connect with the sacred ground of their being, however they understand it.
UUFR Race & Culture Book Club: Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00 pm (Virtual) – For November, the Club is reading The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. The 2020 National Book Award-nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel … that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era. We will probably spend two months on this book. It is in the Wake County Library, print and e-editions. For more information, email Chris Wise. Join the meeting virtually using this Zoom link.
A review of our 2021-22 Core Offerings
Each year, in addition to our many single-session offerings on a wide variety of topics (scroll down for a schedule of upcoming sessions), we offer a selection of multi-session core classes on a rotating 3-year cycle.
This year’s core classes were:
- A Liberal Religious Path: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism with Rev. James. Learn more about this class and sign up here.
- Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace
- Living the Pledge To End Racism
- Tao Te Ching & Chuang Tzu: An Exploration of Taoist Scripture with Rev. Sasha
- Building Your Own Theology
- Congregational Leadership with Rev. James
Would you like to lead an Adult Faith Formation offering? To learn more and submit a proposal for a class, activity, or presentation you’re interested in leading, please view our Adult Faith Formation Facilitator Guide available here. Need ideas? See if this list of past classes gives you inspiration!
What’s the Zoom Link?
Zoom link for all sessions (unless otherwise indicated): Click here to join by Zoom. (Meeting ID 574-108-518, Passcode: uufr3313)