Adult Faith Exploration
Lifespan Religious Exploration coordinates and promotes a variety of adult education programs which encourage the transformational, self-directed learning that lies at the heart of Unitarian Universalism.
Building Your Own Theology, Part 1
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, October 9th, 16th. 23th, and 30th, and November 6th
Times: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Location: Founders House
Facilitators: Rev. Terre Balof and Holley Ulbrich
Min: 6 Max: 10
Description: Are you ready to tackle the fourth principle, a free and responsible search for truth and meaning? As a Unitarian Universalist, we don't think you want to just accept ready-made, second hand answers to questions of God (or no God), human nature, good and evil, church community, and life's purpose and meaning. In this five week class we explore as a group some possible answers to life's big questions, participants choose those that speak to them or dream up their own. It's a craft class in soul craft or mind craft in which you will end up with a product--a credo, or your personal statement of what you believe to be true for you.
Living Longer, Losing Weight, and Understanding the Upcoming Healthcare Tsunami
Date: Saturday, November 16th
Times: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: Social Room
Presenter: Jon Hoskin
American adult obesity is expected to reach 50% by 2030 and the related healthcare costs will dramatically increase. And the expected lifespan for Americans had decreased for the last three years. We will see changes from insurance companies within ten years which will impact our current culture more that the smoking issue. Understand the issues and learn what you can do to live longer. This is an update and refresher workshop. Questions? Contact Jon Hoskin or register here
An Introduction to Fine Tea
Dates: Saturday, December 7th
Times: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Location: Social Room
Presenter: Jon Hoskin
Min: 4 Max: 16
* A charge of $7.50 pays for the tea and a Turkish tea glass which you can keep.
So you think your favorite tea is Orange Pekoe - it’s not. Believe you can get good tea from the London Tea Auction - you can’t. Don’t have the vaguest notion what TGFOP means? Don’t even know what famous Doctor (1709-84) would drink 16 or more cups at a sitting (Steve Johnson and Jon Hoskin ate dinner at a famous London Pub where his chair sits undisturbed)? If you are a tea drinker and don’t know the answers to the above, maybe it’s time to learn something about tea.
Join Jon Hoskin as he and other participants taste and compare White, Green, Oolong, Black and Pu Erh teas. You will learn about the history, culture and manufacture of tea.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
9:00 to 10:00am in the Founders' House
Coffee will be ready and served!
Facilitators: Art Campbell, Cecil Huey, Holley Ulbrich, & others
The UUFC Sunday Morning Discussion Group is shifting to a weekly format, starting September 2, 2018.
Through the coming year we will follow UUFC/UUA initiatives and priorities such as Social Action, Green Sanctuary, and the UUA Common Read ("Justice on Earth" this year) to structure our discussion topic schedule. However, we will remain flexible enough to address timely, current, or urgent topics when appropriate.
Individual sessions will be sufficiently "stand alone" that individuals can pop in and out comfortably. Topics will be announced on UUFC's Facebook Group page, you can contact Cecil Huey to get on his email blast list or sign-up here for reminders.
Every year, the UUA picks a book for all congregations to consider reading and discussing. This year, it is a collection called Justice on Earth, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (available from the UUA bookstore). It is a collection of readings on our relationship to mother earth and how our failure to respect and care for the earth intersects with other justice issues including race, gender, class and indigenous peoples.
Offered by UUFC’s Green Sanctuary Committee. For more information, contact Holley Ulbrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online, through the Weekly Connection, the Adult Faith page at UUFC.org, or the AFE Table during Social Time.
Class Info and Sign-up Links
Book Study: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Dates: 6 Fridays, September 6th thru October 11th
Good without God: An Introduction to Humanism
Dates: 3 Wednesdays, September 11th, 18th and 25th
Book Study: After the Good News by Nancy MacDonald Ladd
Dates: 3 Sessions, October 15, 22 and 29
Enneagram Spiritual Study Group
The Enneagram is a geometric figure with nine points. Each point represents a different personality type or , more accurately, a different interior landscape. Each personality has places where we get stuck; where we repeat the same patterns of self-limiting behavior; where we’ve lost connection with deeper truths about ourselves. The Enneagram is a tool for examining that lost connection and how we can find our way back to personal and spiritual wholeness.
First gathering: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4 PM at the Founders House. Future dates to be announced.
Registration link https://forms.gle/7FJrgykqDZS2Kc836
Register using links on this page, through the Weekly Connection, or visit the AFE Table during Social Time
Meditation Groups: Descriptions & Timing (see previous info)
Young Adult and Campus Ministry—Our community welcomes young adults who are working or studying in the Clemson area. Please contract Rev. Terre for gatherings and information. email@example.com
Healing Prayer Circle--Those interested in meditation and prayer will gather on the third Wednesday of each month, to participate in a Sufi Healing Prayer ritual and meditation. Anyone may participate. At each session names will be gathered of people who have asked for healing prayers. For more information please contact Rev. Terre firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Time: 1st Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Location: Founders’ House
If you enjoy reading and discussing books, we invite you to the Novel Circle, a focused Covenant group. Literature is one of the shaping influences of life. It is what truly makes us human. Based on the belief that engaging discussions about good literature help us grow, both personally and intellectually, the Novel Circle operates as an affinity group within the UUFC community. All members and/or friends of UUFC who enjoy reading books and discussing their relevance to our lives are invited to participate.
We meet the first Wednesday of each month (rain or shine) at 7:30 p.m. at the Founders' House. Coffee is provided. Participants sometimes contribute a dessert of some kind, although this is not required for taking part in the group. Contact Gail Brownlee for more information: email@example.com