Our Religious Exploration Catalog for the Winter/Spring semester is hot off the press! We hope that you will find something inside that will stir you passion, ignite your curiosity and feed your soul. You can pick up a catalog on our new display wall in the church foyer or in the Social Hall. It’s easy to sign up for Adult Programs in the Social Hall on Sunday or SIGN UP ONLINE
Brand New this semester is a Wednesday night series called FOUNDATIONS – Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:15 in the Sanctuary, beginning January 24th. Each session is led by one of our ministers, Rev. Gretchen Haley or Reverend Howell Lind.
This series is a direct response to the questions and ideas that were lifted up during our Candidating Week, and get to the heart of who we are as Unitarian Universalists – our past, present, and emerging future. As the series’ title implies, the sessions offer foundational tools, practices and information for us as individual Unitarian Universalists and as a congregation in community.
Topics Include –
Jan 27 Changes in Culture/Society & Church – with Rev. Gretchen Haley & Eleanor VanDeusen DRE
Feb 10 Generational Trends – with Rev. Howell Lind & Rev Gretchen Haley
Feb 24 History and Theology of Unitarian Universalism – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
March 9 UU Sources: Protestant Christianity – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
March 23 UU Sources: Transcendentalism – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
April 13 UU Sources: Religious Humanism – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
April 27 My Spiritual Journey and Unitarian Universalism – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
May 11 Emotional Systems and Right Relations – with Rev. Howell Lind
May 25 Five Smooth Stones and Five Jagged Rocks – with Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
June 8 Final Session: Review and Debrief – with Rev. Gretchen Haley
Through these gatherings we are the living practice of our 3rd and 4th principles to engage in spiritual growth in our congregations, and to continue our free and responsible search for truth and meeting in community.
And to make it even more convenient – we are offering a Pizza & Salad Supper every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, just prior to the Foundations Class. Come for dinner, and stay for the Foundations Class. You can bring the kids because childcare is provided with an rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org (48 hours in advance.)
If you are new to Foothills, we have several programs to help you to get connected, and find out more about Foothills and how your spiritual path connects with Unitarian Universalism. Join our Explorations Small Group or attend one of our Sunday Inquirers sessions, at 10:15 am on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Join us for our Path to Membership Class on Saturday March 5th or our Connections Dinner on March 24th.
Having a personal spiritual practice can be lifesaving in our stressful and overscheduled world. This semester we will also offer an array of Spiritual practices including –
Our Monday Meditation Group – 2nd & 4th Mondays at 5:30 pm
Our Saturday Morning Yoga – 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 8:00 am
NEW! Writing as a Spiritual Practice – Jan 31st & Feb 7th at 2:00pm
Or if Justice is your passion, engage with one of our many Justice Ministries at Foothills. Climate Justice, Homelessness and Economic Justice, Immigration Justice, UU’s for Justice in the Middle East or our Partner Church in Transylvania.
We hope that you will join us for several of our Adult Religious Exploration Programs this spring. Let’s learn and grow together as we discover and continue to create our shared living tradition!