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.  

Minister Emeritus Ron Knapp is Zooming to May 20th AHA Meeting
Thursday, May 20 at 7pm, AHA (Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics) will host a meeting and it's shaping up to be quite interesting and a lot of fun.  All are invited.  It would also be easy to assume that everyone knows Ron.  But safe pandemic policies preclude that. We have new attendees who haven’t really met any of us! 
Ron was our minister for twenty years from 1976-1996 and was subsequently awarded the emeritus title by the congregation. In more recent years he has occasionally given Sunday sermons at our church and others, and many presentations and discussions at our AHA programs.  
AHA’s Thursday May 20, 7pm Zoom meeting will feature Ron’s sermon “From Wonder Unto Wonder Existence Opens” given 10 years ago at another UU church and video recorded. Ron will attend for discussion. After viewing, my take-away was “Wow! Our world’s religions aren’t thinking big enough.”  I saw another comment, “It makes you want to pray even not believing in God." 
If you can’t participate or want a preview, search “From Wonder Unto Wonder Existence Opens” by Rev. Ron Knapp. 
Meeting Zoom link TBA
Questions may come to  

Book Club

Next meeting: Monday, May 24 at 7pm online via Zoom. For the May 24th discussion: The Dispossessed by John Washington.  Questions? Need the Zoom meeting link?  Email Dave at

Morning Reflections

Happening online, Tuesdays and 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. 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.  

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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 for details.

Other Classes

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.


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