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

We are working on some thought-provoking forums for the fall but would like more involvement from the congregation. If you have been thinking about getting more involved, please consider taking a look at Adult RE. We meet the 2nd Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm and could really use some more support. Our next meeting is September 11 at SFUU. Contact: Jan Lowry, Chairman,


Second Sunday Forums

Rapid Response Information and Signup!

Sept 2, 11:10 AM Please stay after service for a short announcement about an opportunity to support our immigrant neighbors. Javier Rivera and members of the Social Justice Committee will be available, in the Social Hall, for folks to learn about and sign up for a 2-session training on being a legal observer of unexpected ICE encounters in our community

Deepening Conversations

Brewed Awakenings

Brewed Awakenings meets for small group discussions on selected topic related to spirituality. Come a bit early for your beverage/food purchases. We all come to know one another in new ways. All are welcome

Sep 4, 10-11:30am, Creation

Oct 2, 10-11:30am, TBA

Location: Flour Garden, Auburn

Host: Carol Arvay

The(*)logies on Tap

We gather to share different views and different brews, as we have conversations about spirituality and other things that matter.

     Sep 19, 7-9pm,  Visions                  

     Oct 17, 7-9pm,  Creation

              Location alternates between Auburn and Rocklin, see eBeacon for details

Hosts: Bill Boyce & 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.