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

April 8, 12:30pm: Panel on Local Hiking Areas

May 13, 12:30pm: Panel on Senior Activities to Keep You Moving




 Crafties will meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9-11am – April 11 and April 15. All are welcome to join this group that learns and shares new crafts. Come to the Craft Fair Nov. 19 between and after services to see what kinds of things we have created this year. If you have questions, contact Val Bowman: 916-751-9188 or

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 April 3: Death- 10-11:30 AM, Flour Garden, Auburn

Tuesday May 1: Awe and Wonder- 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:

April 18: Earth- Moonraker, 12970 Earhart Ave, Auburn

May 16: Death- Location: Kathrin’s Biergarten, 4810 Granite Dr, Rocklin

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