Adult Spiritual Development
Programs are offered based on social justice initiatives, faith development plan, and people’s interests. Current offerings can be found on the Learn page.
Books & Discussions – Currently, our book discussions are focused on oppression and racism as part of our commitment to social justice. Book discussions held this past year were: On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder; So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo; and An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. This winter we will be offering more book discussions, one being the UUA Common Read for 2020, Breathe - A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. Many of the Common Read books are in our library, and have on-line discussion guides.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – A woman honoring adult RE curriculum by Rev. Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that may have worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants.
Four Spiritualities with author, Rev. Peter Richardson – Within all of the world’s religions there are four distinct ways of being and practicing one’s spirituality. These four spiritualities correlate perfectly with the function pairs of psychological type (the MBTI).
Movies & Discussions – We have a large screen and great sound system for showing movies in our Sanctuary. Under our film license, we can show many movies. We also have had different organizations, who support our mission, come and show films followed by discussion.
Life Journeys - We have offered workshops and book discussions on ageing, death & dying and green burials, and Adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education.
Programs from the Unitarian Universalist Association – The UUA offers curricula on many topics. If you see something that interests you, ask the Director of Religious Exploration if it is possible to offer this.
This year's Common Read
People gather for a workshop on our UU liberal heritage
Exploring Maine Wabaniki History
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven