Adult Learning Opportunities
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.
Ongoing and Recurring Classes
For newcomers, we offer Visitor Question & Answer sessions on 3rd Sundays at 11:45 am in the Pickett Room. This is an informal session led by the membership committee. Pamphlets and handouts will be available and we’ll try to answer your questions about Unitarian Universalism or our church.
For those who want to learn more about our faith, Unitarian Universalism 101 classes are scheduled 3 times a year, September, January, and May, 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 email@example.com for more information.
Contact people: Jim Albea and Janice Williams
Time and Place: Sunday morning from 9 to 10:30 am, 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, with discussion to follow.
Less is More: Declutter and Organize Your Way to Joy
Facilitator: Jill Jones
Time and Place: Sunday, August 6, 13 and 20. Volker Room: noon—1:30 pm
Description: We are conditioned and pressured to possess bigger, better, and more numerous things now more than ever–but is it really bringing joy into our lives or our children’s lives? Come learn how to quickly and effectively declutter your living space, delve into minimalism, and simplify your life to uncover the joy you didn’t know you were missing.
Past classes, which may be repeated from time to time, include
- Beaded Jewelry Making
- Book Discussions
- Building Your Own Theology
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Developing Beliefs, Principles and Goals: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Spirituality
- Ethical Controversies in Elder Health
- Flower Arranging
- 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.
- This I Believe—Developing a Personal Credo
- Tours of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Museum of Art, and other destinations
- Transgender 101