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.
Happening online, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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.
Meeting ID: 816 3084 3110
Questions? Email Kim at email@example.com.
Save the date! 8th Principle Workshop in August
We are excited to share that our Sister Church Team will be bringing Paula Cole Jones to our congregation (virtually) to help us learn more about the proposed UU 8th principle. Paula Cole Jones was instrumental in identifying the need for this principle and in developing it. She is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and has facilitated workshops for over 20 years.
You are invited to hear Paula Cole Jones present the sermon on Sunday, August 1 and join her in a Zoom workshop on Saturday, August 7 exploring the proposed Principle. (Workshop time: 10:30am-2pm on Aug. 7 with a lunch break in the middle). She will help us understand why we need an 8th principle and why now? She is an inspiring and thoughtful speaker and an experienced facilitator.
The 8th Principle expresses the aspiration to “journey towards spiritual wholeness by building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community “ within Unitarian Universalism. “Many people of color have been attracted to the values and potential of UUism, but their souls have been wounded by its whiteness. Let’s make our actions match our values. Let’s be a UU movement that feeds them. That would be spiritual wholeness.”
Please join in listening with open hearts to learn more about the 8th Principle.
Go here to sign up: https://forms.gle/Pxxjgp18pKTWdU2t5
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.
The First Unitarian Book Club met on Monday, 5/24 to discuss The Dispossessed by John Washington. The book tells the compelling story of the human tragedies encountered by those seeking asylum in the U.S. We were pleased to have James Marx join our discussion. He is a former Omahan who now resides in Tucson and volunteers with the "No More Deaths" project sponsored by the Tucson Unitarian Church. He is an associate of the writer John Washington.
The Book Club does not meet in June and July. We will hold our next session on Monday, August 30 at 7pm. Our topic will be "What did you read over the summer?" Have a great summer!
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.