Adult Religious Education

Classes & Workshops – Summer 2018

Please sign up for all classes at the Adult RE table (unless drop in specified) .

 

Evolution and the Origin of Religions

It’s a safe assumption that our prehuman ancestors were not religious, that religious thoughts and practices are an emergent property of the human brain. Most interesting questions, therefore, are how, when and why, during the course of human evolution, did morality and religions emerge and change? From this it is immediately apparent to that to answer our questions we must cross a dividing line between the sciences and the humanities, or more narrowly, between the biological and cultural aspects of the evolution of the mind and of religions. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. William Stanton

Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7 to 9 PM

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande: A Book Discussion

Because we couldn’t accommodate everyone interested in attending the first discussion group, we are offering another round of this deeply moving book which considers attitudes towards aging and dying in our country. Doctors are trained to keep patients alive as long as possible, but not how to help them prepare for death.  Join us for a discussion of this book which compares attitudes toward death and dying in the West and India and asks hard questions about how we as a culture, and the medical profession in particular, treat the old and the terminally

Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 3 to 5 pm

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A Long Strange Trip:

These CDs provide 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.