All classes and events are currently being held online.  Some are temporarily suspended. Contact facilitator for more information.
Mike teaches a technology class.
Mike teaches a technology class in the Grady Nunn Library.

Adults at our church have many opportunities to learn and to share common interests.  Some are serious, and some are just plain fun.  And classes aren’t the only way to learn.  Committee work and Social Activities often offer opportunities to hone your skills or learn new ones, so be sure to visit those pages as well.

Below you’ll find

Download the UUCB Winter 2020 Social, Recreational and Learning opportunities booklet

On other pages you’ll find more opportunities for learning and growth

Especially for Visitors

Monthly Visitors’ Q&A

Facilitator: Membership Committee member

Time and Place:  3rd Sunday at 11:15 am in the Minister’s Office

Description: The Visitor Q/A is for visitors who have questions about Unitarian Universalism or our church.  A member of the Membership committee will meet with you, answer your questions, and will have a variety of pamphlets and handouts available.

UUCB 101

Facilitator: Rev. Julie Conrady

learn about Unitarian Universalism
You’ll have a chance to meet leaders of the congregation and ask questions.

Time and Place: These classes are usually scheduled 2-3 times a year.  Let us know your interest by indicating on the connection card or by calling the church office at 205-945-8109.

Description: Join Rev. Julie to learn more about our church, our UU tradition, and how to get connected. Childcare provided upon request. An opportunity to join the church will be included in the final meeting, although membership is open at any time.



Other Ongoing and Recurring Classes and Groups

Qi Gong

Facilitator: David Roberts
Zoom host: Marion Fintel
Time and date: Saturdays at 9:30 AM
To sign up: contact Marion Fintel (she will email the Zoom invite)
Description: Qi gong is a Chinese exercise that is practiced by many people today. Some use a modified version to help balance and general coordination. It is also practiced to relieve tension and stiffness. The movements are for the most part stationary and can be modified according to needs and ability. Time of procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes. Persons should modify forms according to their wishes and doctor’s recommendations.

SUUnday ForUUm

Facilitator: Jim Albea and Janice Williams

Time and Place: Weekly, Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 am, Room #122 (lower level)

Description:  For most sessions, participants will view a 30 minute video from a Learning Company series (“Great Courses”) first, with discussion to follow. Just show up, visitors and newcomers are welcome.

Meditation Group

Facilitator: Mary Williams

Time and Place: Sunday mornings from 9 – 10 am; Volker Room (lower level)

Description: Silent meditation in the Thich Nhat Hahn Buddhist tradition occurs for the first 30 minutes, followed by reading and discussion.


Book Discussions and Free Books Table

Free Books Table

Facilitator: Marion Fintel
Time and Place: This activity is temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.
Description: Members and friends donate books they believe other UUs would like to read and take books they would like to read. It is not a swap; there’s no need to bring a book in order to take a book. Books, magazines, CDs, and anything else that would be found in a library, can be donated to the Free Books Table. Books not taken after several months on the table will be donated to another non-profit organization.

Book Discussions

To be announced

Special Interest Classes

Past classes, which may be repeated from time to time, include

Flower arranging is one of many classes that have been offered at our church
We learned to arrange flowers just in time for Mother’s Day!
  • Jewelry Making
  • Beekeeping
  • Building Your Own Theology
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Developing Beliefs, Principles and Goals: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Spirituality
  • Enneagrams
  • Ethical Controversies in Elder Health
  • Facebook
  • Flower Arranging
  • Google Drive
  • Guided Hikes, Bird Walks and Wildflower Walks
  • Gun Control and the Second Amendment
  • History of our Church
  • Less is More: Declutter and Organize Your Way to Joy
  • Let’s Write, also known as the Monday Writers, has been meeting during the summer. Contact Lyn Stafford.
  • Overview of the Federal Criminal Justice System
  • Resilience: What is it and how can we increase it
  • Tai Chi
  • This I Believe—Developing a Personal Credo
  • Tours of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Museum of Art, and other destinations
  • Transgender 101
  • UUCB and the UU World