UU Programs for Adults
"Come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving…"—13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi (translated and interpreted)
Programs for adults give us the chance to go deeper— intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. From workshops to community service, covenant groups to discussion groups, meditation to marching—all in the context of a supportive spiritual community—Unitarian Universalism as much to offer adults beyond our Sunday services.
We have programs for adults (ages 18+) and young adults (ages 18-35).
“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” —Parker J. Palmer
Who am I? Whose am I? What am I here for? These age-old questions are the foundations of a meaningful life. In Unitarian Universalism, we explore these questions in supportive community. We are your partners in expressing who you are, what you value, and what you believe at all stages of life. No matter what life has dealt us, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are spiritual companions on a path of integrity and interconnection, bringing more love, and more justice, into being.
Every congregation chooses its own adult programs. A congregation may offer:
- Workshops on such topics as spirituality, theology, relationships, money, ethics, and justice
- Book and film discussion groups
- Covenant Groups, also known as Small Groups, which offer a circle of peers for reflection and discussion. These groups, different from support groups, meet monthly to consider powerful themes that give life meaning.
- Social justice and inclusion programs engage us in changing the world, and changing our congregations. The Welcoming Congregation keeps us including and affirming people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning. Building the World We Dream About gives us a foundation for building multicultural anti-oppressive community. Standing on the Side of Love gets us out on the streets.
Individuals can make use of some of the congregational materials, as well as resources for home use: