Spiritual Growth & Personal Development
Classes, Groups, and Workshops
1st & 3rd Sundays after service.
This is a diverse group of people in their 20s and 30s who meet on the 1st & 3rd Sundays after service for fellowship and conversation. We also have monthly social gatherings and participate in social justice events. We hope you will join in!
Facilitator/Coordinator: Jessica Gardner & Ryan Schaefges, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday evenings every 6-8 weeks
We discuss books that explore nature and the environment, science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, culture, religion and politics within a spiritual and ethical context. Discussions are informal and open, and centered on issues that impact our lives and society. Books are chosen through consensus and new suggestions are always welcome.
Facilitator/Coordinator: Gail Wisniewski, BookCircle@ccuu.org
Last Mondays Book Group
Last Mondays, 7:00 pm
This group discusses primarily fiction. Books are chosen by the group from suggestions made by participants, and participants take turns facilitating the monthly discussions.
Facilitator/Coordinator: Debbie Lee or Laurie Lantz
Buddhist Study Group
2nd Sundays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
We read selected Buddhist texts, discuss them, and try to apply the principles and techniques to our everyday lives. Topics include mindfulness, meditation, and deepening our spiritual understanding. We practice mindful breathing, walking meditation, stress management, and cultivate the capacities to be kind and compassionate and to bring joy into our lives.
Facilitator/Coordinator: Melanie Terbovic
Open Forum Discussion
Sundays, 8:45 am (8:30 am during one-service schedule) , Room 5
Weekly, moderated discussions focus on topics of interest to our participants, including current events and social issues. We agree to discuss such issues in a spirit of authentic self-expression, while honoring the CCUU covenant and welcoming the diversity of views that may be expressed. We socialize for 15 minutes prior to the one-hour discussion of the morning’s topic.
Facilitator/Coordinator: Vid Axel
Agnosticism, Humanism, Atheism (AHA) Discussion Group
2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
We discuss issues related to Atheism, Agnosticism, and Humanism, with related videos and reading materials. Examples of past meeting topics include: the Reason Rally and annual Atheist gathering in Washington D.C., and videos featuring the ideas of Hitchens, Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett.
Facilitator/Coordinator: Andrew Cranberg