Adult Religious Education

SANCTUARY REFLECTIONS –Rochelle Lamm, Facilitator

Sundays, 11:30am - 12:15pm, Sanctuary

A weekly facilitated discussion group that enables thoughtful idea exchange about the day’s sermon. This group provides a 45-minute, after service forum to learn, react, and reflect on others’ insights and points of view.

STARTING POINT - Reid Swanson, Facilitator
Four Sundays:  January  21 & 28, and February 4 & 11, 11:45am - 1:15am, World Room
A class for people ready to begin, or begin the next leg of, their spiritual journey into Unitarian Universalism.  We'll look at the historical journey of our faith tradition, the local journey of our UUCSC church, and reflect on our personal spiritual journeys, where we've come from, where we are, and where we go from here, leading toward a deeper integration into this faith and our community.

THE BIG QUESTIONS - Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, Facilitator
Seven Sessions, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 and 13; 7pm in the World Room
Who am I? Why be good? Am I free or does my past determine my future? What happens after I die? Does my life have meaning? Does God exist? This class will pose those questions on seven Wednesday evenings and encourage participants to come up with their personal answers. During each two-hour session, Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels will present the material and guide the discussion.  Contact Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels  if you’re interested in attending.


Session One:  Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 pm:  “Beginnings”

Session Two:  Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm:  “Self-Identity and Human Nature”

Session Three:  Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm:  “Community and Ethics”

Session Four:  Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 pm:  “Past and Future”

Session Five:  Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm:  “Meaning and Purpose”

Session Six:  Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm:  “God”
Session Seven:  Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 pm:  “Big Answers”

HEALTHY AGING AND END OF LIFE ISSUES - Terry Hassman, Vickie Vining and Rev. Jill Bowden, Facilitators
Dates To Be Announced
We are currently working on organizing a series of seminars associated with moving gracefully through our senior years and making a good ending for ourselves and our loved ones.

ARTICLE II STUDY GROUP - Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels and others, Facilitators
April, 2024
At this year's General Assembly (June, 2024) delegates will vote on the consequential decision whether to perserve the language of the current Article II of the UUA Bylaws, which contains our Seven Principles and Six Sources, or eliminate that language and replace it with new proposed language.  This study opportunity will allow the congregation to take a look at the proposed changes, debate the arguments for and against, and direct our congregational delegate to represent us in the vote at GA.