Adult Religious Education

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The Adult Programs/Religious Education Committee is deeply engaged in reviewing our current programs and considering the religious education needs of adults in our SFUU community. We know that shared wisdom, experiences, and stories are valuable in the quest to build beloved community. We want to assist you share your wonderful ideas and your teaching expertise in bringing us opportunities to live into these aspirations.

If you have an idea for an Adult RE offering, please contact Jan Lowry, The Adult RE Proposal Form will help you think through some of the various details of leading a class or program here. Listed below are some of the programs and classes currently offered at SFUU. 

When our congregation co-created and then adopted a new mission statement in the spring of 2014, it was clear that community was central to many people’s experience of being part of SFUU. And so it begins, “Our mission is to create beloved community that respects diversities.” Community isn’t a static entity … it changes each time that a new person arrives, someone moves away or dies or when we change roles. The phrase “beloved community” was first used by Josiah Royce, a philosopher-theologian from the early 20th century, and was made famous by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It affirms a spirit of humanity where all are known and loved. Beloved community isn’t a commodity … it will never go on sale at your local department store or be found on shelves in brightly colored boxes.  It is created in the spaces and conversations between us, in our hearts, and with our hands. 

Forums, Classes, and Events

Second Sunday Forums

June 10, 12:30pm: Panel on Senior Activities to Keep You Moving

Movie Viewing and Discussion

June 7 and 14, 7pm:  "Human Flow" by Ai Weiwei a prominent Chinese artist and political dissident.  The movie is on June 7 at the State Theater in Auburn. Buy tickets at here and meet at the theater at 6:45. The discussion is at Tango Yoghurt up the street on June 14 and  is facilitated by Suzanne Borth.  



Hiking Group

1st and 3rd Wednesday.  Meet at 8:30AM, watch ebeacon for location Contact:: Carol Koons


Brewed Awakenings

Discuss spirituality and other things that matter while enjoying a hot beverage

Tuesday June 5: Forgiveness- 10-11:30 AM, Flour Garden, Auburn

Tuesday July 3:Transformation- 10-11:30 AM, Flour Garden, Auburn

All are welcome.  Janie Evans,

The(*)logies on Tap

 Conversations about spirituality and other things that matter in a pub atmosphere:

June 20: Awe and Wonder- Location in, Auburn TBD

July 18: Forgiveness- Location in Rocklin, TBD

Host: Bill Boyce and Andy Cramer,  

Ongoing Programs

Men’s Group  

Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. 

This group provides personal sharing and conversation, and is open to anyone who identifies as male.  Simply come to one of our meetings and/or for more information contact Jim Robison at   

Meditation Group

SFUU Friday morning meditation group. Contact Jim Robison for information.