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 March 12 at SFUU. Contact: Jan Lowry, Chairman,



  • Simplicity, Simplicity : The March 17 Sunday Service introduced the idea of Simplicity Circles as a way to personally live more lightly on the Earth; a transcript and some of this service along with some audio is available if you missed it - see the Simplicity web page)

  • Simplicity Circles have started at SFUU - please contact and Adult RE member (Jan Lowry, George Lowry, Janie Evans, Robert Archer) if you would like to join a simplicity circle. If you missed the March 17 simplicity Sunday service, you can get more information about simplicity circles on the Simplicity web page (including a transcript of the worship service, audio of Barb Munn’s homily and Kelly Chandler’s reflection, and external links to information about simplicity). If you want to see what the circles are doing so far, to the Simplicity Circles Resource page.

Deepening Conversations

Brewed Awakenings

Brewed Awakenings is happening again the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30am at Flour Garden in Auburn.  Upcoming dates are May 7th and June 4th.

The(*)logies on Tap

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

   May 15 , 7-9pm,                

    June, 19, 7-9pm, 

              Location alternates between Auburn and Rocklin, see eBeacon for details

Hosts: Bill Boyce & Andy Cramer

Ongoing Programs


Crafties will meet the first and third Friday at 9 AM in the Social Hall.

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

Monday morning meditation group. Meets 11:15-12:45. Contact Jim Robison for information.