Supporting Individual Spiritual Journeys

UUTC offers opportunities for religious exploration across the lifespan. We believe education is a lifelong pilgrimage. It happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls, and so we support one another as individuals and families in our ongoing searches for truth and meaning. 

We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, and we believe each of us is responsible for helping to change the world for the better. Through continually learning and growing together we encourage and support one another, and our children, to know and express our moral agency.

When I retired I was looking for new communities. UUTC has given me a community where I can: be myself; grow spiritually; interact socially; enjoy music; and meet new people.
— Don Lander

CHILDREN'S RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION

Chalice Children getting their picture taken!

Chalice Children getting their picture taken!

Provides different experiences for different ages and times of year using curricula offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Summer programming is also available in the form of Chalice Children and the ever-popular Chalice Camp.

CRE has a close relationship with The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, a UU retreat center, where youngsters can attend Youth CONferences, in addition to other regional Youth CONs, for exposure to the larger UU picture. Our youth can connect with others their age from other congregations in the region at these events. 

Children’s Religious Exploration provides support for both parents and children. Quarterly Family Nights and occasional Parents' Night Out events give parents a safe, enriching place for kids while the adults have an opportunity to focus on their own relationships. The next budget year will see an increased number of events for families, along with nursery care on Sunday mornings, to help support them within the spiritual framework of UUTC.

I chose UUTC not only for myself but also for my children. It is a place that introduces religions, beliefs, and wisdom from the world to our youngest and most impressionable congregants. Nurture and respect are at the root of the lessons for our children, opening their hearts and minds to ideas that may not otherwise have a voice in their young lives. I feel this community truly values and respects the youth and fully supports their efforts in finding an individual and unique path.
— Brigid Fox

ADULTS' RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION

the main course: uutc connections class

Conducted by UUTC leadership twice a year as an overview and introduction for new Members and Friends to the Principles and Sources of Unitarian Universalism and the UUTC congregational organization, programs and services.  

A crowd files in to see a presentation on the Camino de Santiago.

A crowd files in to see a presentation on the Camino de Santiago.

Covenant Circles

Gatherings of six to ten people who meet under a set of mutually agreed-upon guidelines—a covenant. This offers an intimate setting for participants to get to know one another, share stories, explore spiritual ideas, discuss social concerns, and turn those ideas and concerns into action.  

Men's Group

Tuesday Morning Men's Group

Tuesday Morning Men's Group

Conducts weekly discussions on topics of interest to Group members on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. New members are always welcome. Just show up with an open, rational mind and a good sense of humor!  

Women's Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:30 PM for bag lunches and 1:00 - 2:00 for discussion. The leader will start with a reading or topic, but the conversation can go in any direction. All women are welcome! 

Christians in Exile

Gathers to study the teachings of Jesus without "Churchianity."  Past sessions have focused on works such as John Shelby Spong’s “Why Christianity Must Change or Die” and Earle Rabb’s “The Case of the Missing Person: How Finding Jesus of Nazareth Transforms Communities and Individuals Today.”  Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the UUTC Sanctuary.  

Drum Circle

Instruments are provided, and no experience is necessary to participate in the Drum Circle! We meet on the second Thursday of every month, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Supervised children are welcome.

UUTC Library

Contains nearly 400 volumes available on the honor system to members and friends. The collection covers wide-ranging topics including comparative religions, mythology, psychology, history, and spiritual development. The library is open and books can be checked out during regular church office hours Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

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