Religious Education Programs

Religious Exploration for children

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. Feedback about these events from our youth has been overwhelmingly positive -- so much so that they eagerly engage in fundraising to send themselves!

Children’s Religious Exploration provides support for both parents and children. Bi-monthly 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.

 

Religious Exploration For Adults

YOU, ME, AND UUTC

Conducted by UUTC leadership semi-annually 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. 

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.

ART OF BEING GROUP

Explores conscious awareness and supports being fully present, authentic, and accepting, all done with compassion for ourselves and others.  We meet in the UUTC Classroom on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  New members are always welcome.  

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.”  We meet 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 first Thursday of every month, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Supervised children are welcome.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN THE UU TRADITION

Explores what is meant by "spiritual" and engages the participants in a process of forming their spiritual lives based on the Principles and Sources of Unitarian Universalism.