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

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.

UU101

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

Contact: Patti Steelman, membership@uucbham.org

Time and Place: next class not yet scheduled

Description: What do we believe in?  Are we the kind of people you want to hang out with? This is a good time to get to know Unitarian Universalists and ask questions.  Meet people who are searching for community and purpose.

For those who want to learn more about our faith, Unitarian Universalism 101 classes are scheduled 2-3 times a year, and are scheduled for two consecutive Sundays.  These classes give you an in-depth understanding of our faith and qualify you for membership, if you choose to take that step.  See our Membership page or write membership@uucbham.org for more information.

 

Other Ongoing and Recurring Classes and Groups

The activities below are in alphabetical order.

Meditation Group

Contact person: Mary Williams

Time and Place: Sunday mornings from 9 – 10 am; Room #103

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

 

SUUnday ForUUm

Contact people: Jim Albea and Janice Williams

Time and Place: Weekly, Sunday mornings from 11:15 to 12:15 pm, Room #122.

To participate:  just show up, visitors and newcomers are welcome.

Description:  For most sessions, participants will view a 30 minute video from a Learning Company Series (“Great Courses”) first, with discussion to follow.

 

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

One-Time Classes

Spring classes have been completed.  Keep watching as more classes are scheduled. 

 

Book Discussions

Optimal Relationships

Facilitator:  Rev. Ed Brock

Time and Place:  Sunday, April 8, 11:15 – 12:15 pm; Pickett Room

Description:  Rev. Ed will share some of the research, experience, and insights at the core of his recently published book.

 

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Facilitator:  Marion Fintel

Time and Place:  July, exact date and time to be announced in late spring.

Description:  Description: Cancer researcher and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has
written an engaging history of the understanding and treatment of cancer from ancient times until the present. Mukherjee is an excellent teacher, who explains the underlying cancer biology so that a lay reader can easily understand it.  He also focuses on the scientists, physicians, patients, and patient family members who played a key role in advancing cancer research and treatment.  In our discussion, we will reference what we learned from Mukherjee’s book, as we explore current   cancer research funding, patient care, and other topics that reading the book brought to mind.

 

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

  • Beaded Jewelry Making
  • Bird Walks
  • Book Discussions
  • Building Your Own Theology
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Developing Beliefs, Principles and Goals: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Spirituality
  • Facebook
  • Enneagrams
  • Ethical Controversies in Elder Health
  • Flower Arranging
  • Google Drive
  • Guided Hikes, Bird Walks and Wildflower Walks
  • Let’s Write, also known as the Monday Writers, has been meeting during the summer at noon on Mondays. Contact Lyn Stafford.
  • Less is More: Declutter and Organize Your Way to Joy
  • 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