Groups, Gatherings & Classes
Below are our regular group timings and contact details. Please check our calendar for any changes that may be made to our regular scheduling.
There will be NO MOVIE NIGHTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
IN LATER YEARS—Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging
T. Marshall. by UU Minister Bruce
A five-session book study/discussion group facilitated by Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper on Thursdays, beginning October 24-November 21, 2-4 pm, in the Founders Room.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS REQUESTED. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE BY ADDING YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE.
Excerpt from the online summary of this book: “Bruce Marshall’s sensitive weaving of the stories of the interviewees in this book with his own reflections as a chaplain create a felt sense of the challenges and blessings of aging. Unlike many books on the topic, In Later Years focuses particularly on older seniors–those in their late seventies, eighties, and nineties. Interviewees thoughtfully share their joys, regrets, accomplishments, and things left unfinished, while also considering the ways they cope with diminishing physical and mental abilities. Weaving these personal reflections and accounts together, Marshall explores questions of meaning and spirituality that ultimately reveal larger themes and hold up the opportunities for discovery, connection, and renewal available to us in advanced age.”
Tuesdays, October 29 – December 10, 6-8 pm, Founders Room. Please register here.
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper leads a 7-part series based on the NPR podcast WHITE LIES.
In 1965, UU minister Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held accountable. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama returned to Selma to find the truth, and they uncovered a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past. RIVETING!
BEING UU – SESSIONS ON UU IDENTITY
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Rev. Ed Proulx, and DRE Kathleen Anderson team up to bring you this series of lessons about the UU Denomination–its rich history, its approach to theology, its commitment to social justice, and its promise as a path for personal spirituality and its potential as a faith community for the future.
Please mark your calendars and join Ed Proulx and Rev. Lisa on December 5 from 6-8pm for Being UU: OUR HISTORY. We stand on the shoulders of giants. This entertaining session will make you proud to be part of our long tradition of heroes, brilliant thinkers, innovators, and the brave souls who have worked tirelessly to bend the arc of history toward justice.
Additional upcoming sessions include OUR THEOLOGY (Thursday, November 3), OUR POLITY (Date TBD), and OUR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (Sunday, January 12).
Thursdays – DRUMMERS, weekly, 6 pm, RE Common. Contact Ben Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org UPSTATE PRIDE SMART, weekly, 6:30 pm, Conference Room. Contact Jaime at email@example.com. DINNER GROUP, monthly on the third Thursday, 6:30 pm, locations vary. MENS GROUP, second and fourth Thursday, 6 pm, locations vary, contact Paul Westin firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-243-5908.
Friday- MOVIES – NO MOVIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – WATCH THIS SPACE!
Saturday-B&G WORKDAY, monthly on the second Saturday. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Sunday– EAT ‘N’ GREET, monthly on the first Sunday, after service, Fellowship Hall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. HUMANISTS, monthly on the second Sunday, 9:30 am, Founders Room. Contact Don Youngblood for more information. GENDER BENDERS, monthly on the second Sunday, 5 pm, Fellowship Hall. Contact Ivy Hill for more information at email@example.com.