Adult Religious Education at First Unitarian
****The church is closed as of 3/12/2020. All meetings and groups are either cancelled or meeting online.
Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. In Beloved Conversations, we are here to heal the impact of racism on our lives, in order to get free together. PLEASE NOTE: This is a virtual learning opportunity. Basic skills with email, simple websites, and the online meeting platform Zoom are essential to successful participation in this course. IMPORTANT:
Full and partial scholarships are available to those who need them. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Support is available both from the church and from Beloved Conversations to help make participation possible. Please contact Christina Strong to learn more.
When you are ready to register, you may do so directly with Beloved Conversations here. Please also drop Christina Strong a note to let her know you have registered. She is coordinating our participation and support related to this program. Email Christina at . Spring Term 2021 Registration is open until Feb 26.
CLICK HERE to view the spring schedule
CLICK HERE to register
Tapping into Soulforce: Film Screening and Discussion in March
Mahatma Gandhi believed that nonviolence could “oversweep the world.” But what is nonviolence and how does it work? How can we use this time-tested power to add to our personal growth and fulfillment, while benefitting society? Join us for a screening of the new documentary, The Third Harmony, to explore these topics. The film draws on interviews with veteran activists, scientists and civic leaders, revealing the convergence of modern science and the world’s great wisdom traditions. It touches on a wide range of issues, from racial justice and climate change to international conflict, gun violence, immigration policy, and more. (Trailer here.)
The Third Harmony imparts a sense of hope and agency that is an antidote to this difficult time. In it, we will see how the force of courageous love can overcome violence and alienation, and glimpse a “new story” of human nature. Discussion breakout groups following the 45-minute film will provide the opportunity to connect the film's themes to our own lives and to our church's social change efforts.
You can sign up for one of two screenings, from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 or 1:00 to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 (both on Zoom). To register, please drop a message to email@example.com with your name and which date you will participate.
Book Club Next meeting: Monday, March 29 at 7pm online via Zoom. The Book Club is reading A Promised Land by Barack Obama. We will read and discuss Parts IV, V, VI and VII (370 pages) for the March 29th meeting. Questions? Need the Zoom meeting link?
Email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happening online, Monday-Friday 8:15am to 8:45am. Join church members Kim Dunovan and Sharon Conlon for a period of reflection and silent meditation/prayer on Zoom. Whether you’re seeking a regular spiritual practice, or just wake-up some mornings needing a little extra support and connection to our church community. This is an informal drop-in and all are welcome! Each gathering will open with a short reading, followed by shared reflections and time for silent meditation/prayer. There is no need to purchase a copy, but for those who want to follow along, we will begin reading from Eknath Easwaran’s book Words To Live By: Daily Inspiration for Spiritual Living.
Email Kim with questions at email@example.com.
Compassionate Communication Group
This group meets online using Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Using Compassionate Communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, we learn to connect with ourselves and others with empathy and to act in greater harmony with our values. Learning to communicate more compassionately, like speaking a new language, takes practice. If you want to attend this class via Zoom, please contact Suzanne: at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
First Steps is a class for visitors and we welcome everyone to attend. Please click here for information about the next online session.
The Women's Religious Study Group is meeting via Zoom. Please click here for more information about this group.
Soul Matters Groups are small groups that meet via Zoom. Each month they follow the Soul Matters theme. Click here to learn more.
First Unitarian Church is proud to have partnered with Richard Holland to bring the Holland Lecture Series to Omaha. The series is now
discontinued. Click here to see information about past lectures.