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 Ann Heron, 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

Movie Night

Adult RE will sponsor a movie on Oct. 17 at 6:30 entitled "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" It is an award-winning documentary directed by a personal friend of Matt Shepard and featuring many interviews of his parents and friends. 

Craft Making Together

Friday Oct 13 , 9-11 AM, SFUU Social Hall

Friday Oct 27, 9-11 AM, SFUU Social Hall

Bring whatever you are working on or just sit and visit and get ideas for your own projects

Brewed Awakenings

Conversations about spirituality and other things that matter while enjoying a hot beverage

Tuesday Oct 3: Trust- 10-11:30 AM, Flour Garden, Auburn

Tuesday Nov 7: Truth- 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:

·WednesdayOct18: Truth – Little Belgium Deli, Auburn

· November 15: Laughter and Playfulness – Rocklin location 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                                                                                                                                                  

Compassionate Communication Circle

2nd Thur of the month from 6:30-8pm at SFUU beginning Thur, Jan12. Val Bowman,