Adult Religious Education

Classes & Workshops – Winter-Spring 2017

Please sign up for all classes at Adult RE table (unless drop in specified) or register below online. 

 A History of Film 1893 to 1950:  Beth  Wettergreen, UU Member, will present a two part class on the History of Film from 1893- 1950 on Tuesday March 28th and Wednesday March 29th from 7:00 to 8:30. Starting with the invention of the movie camera in 1893, this class gives homage to the inimitable silent era, the glorious 1930s, and the mind-boggling 1940’s—ending with Gloria Swanson’s famous descent down the staircase (“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. De Mille!”) in 1950’s Sunset Boulevard.  Beth Wettergreen holds an M.F.A in Writing from the University of California, Irvine, and for 16 years has been an online Writing professor for the University of Maryland. She worked at the American Film Institute in Hollywood for five years, and, in 2011, was the creator of the Turkish / American Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Suggested donation: $10 for both classes. 

To register online for this class, please click Register and fill out the form. (Or sign up at RE table). 

The Western: America’s MythologyAlan Bell (UU Member) will present a course on  movie westerns in all their forms (Romance western, epic western, the elegiac western, etc.) and show how westerns incorporate and help form America’s myths Film clips from dozens of movies included. Wednesdays, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26 from 7-8:30 p.m. Alan was a public TV producer for 20 years and a professor of media studies for 15 years. Donation suggested.

To register online for this class, please click Register and fill out the form. (Or sign up at RE table)


 A Long Strange Trip – series of DVD’s for loan.

A Long Strange Trip provides a history of Unitarian and Universalist thought and practice from the early, liberal strands  at the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism.  You can check out copies of the DVD’s to watch at home – alone or with a group.  Limit: 3 DVD’s at a time with a 3 week time limit. Contact Adult RE committee if you’re interested. 

 Who We Are

Members of the Adult Religious Education Committee are:   Rev. Chris Bell, Nadene Carroll, Phil Harriman, Sarita Hazen, Helga Lemke (Chair) , and John Speck. 

Our Purpose
Guided by the Principles and rooted in the Sources of Unitarian Universalism and the Vision and Mission of the Congregation, the Adult RE Team strengthens community and facilitates spiritual growth by offering classes, activities, programs, training of facilitators and coordination of other UUCSR activities.

Contact Us
If you would like to volunteer to help with a workshop, have an idea for a new program, or have questions, please contact any committee member or visit RE table. Classes free for workshop volunteers.