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Adult Religious Education at First Unitarian

Morning Reflections

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. 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 816 3084 3110

Passcode: 371480

Questions? Email Kim at

Compassionate Communication Group

Hybrid meetings will be on first and third Tuesdays at 7pm in the Common Room.

(Contact Suzanne King for Zoom link)
During our practices, we learn to transform the thinking, language and moralistic judgments that keep you from the enriching relationships and start to resolve conflicts with more ease, learn to ask for what you want in ways that ensure you’ll receive it, begin to hear the true needs of others with less effort, strengthen your personal and professional relationships and start living to your full potential.

Everyone is welcome. No prior experience needed.  

Come Join Our Circle of Sharing!

Would you like to connect more deeply with others in our community? Would you like to explore important Unitarian Universalist values in a supportive, nonjudgmental small group setting?   Would you like to have the opportunity for personal growth by sharing your truth and listening to the truths of others.  If so, the Adult Religious Education Team invites you to participate in our new bimonthly Sharing Circle program starting in October.  Both monthly sharing circles will explore the same monthly theme though at different depths.   The Second Sunday of the month circle (11:50 am - 1:00 pm; Merritt Lounge) is completely drop in and will require no preparation.  The Fourth Sunday of the month circle (11:50 am – 1:5 pm; Merritt Lounge) will be a deeper dive into the monthly theme with readahead materials and exercises.  Monthly signups for the Fourth Sunday session will be appreciated though not required.  Childcare will be made available as needed for both sessions.  Monthly themes, readahead materials aka “packets” and additional information can be found on the Sharing Circle area of the church website:

Introducing a NEW Adult Religious Education Class -
Sign ups happening now. First class: January 18th 


The UU Wellspring format of four sessions that we will follow was created to allow Unitarian Universalists in our congregation to personally engage and respond to the Proposed Article II draft with the support of your UU community. Your reflections on the materials will offer you the opportunity to take a deeper dive than simply reading and reacting.

The four sessions will focus on:

  • Session 1: Covenant

  • Session 2: Purpose, Inspirations, Inclusion and Freedom of Speech

  • Session 3: Love

  • Session 4: Six Values: Interdependence, Justice, Equity, Generosity, Pluralism, and Transformation

As Unitarian Universalists, we value thoughtful discourse within covenanted groups who have committed to “no fixing, no saving, no setting each other straight” and “pausing to name when harm has occurred.”

We hope you will join this Adult Religious Education opportunity at First Unitarian Church of Omaha!

Our winter series will meet on alternating Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30pm.  Dates: Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Feb 29 in the Whitney Young Room  

Our spring series will meet alternating Sundays after church service  from 12pm - 1:30pm. Dates: March 10, March 24, April 7, April 21 in the Whitney Young Room 

Learn more and sign up for the winter session OR the spring session online here:

Book Club
The Book Club will take a brief holiday break. Our next gathering is on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 7pm online via Zoom.  We will discuss The Coming Wave by Mustafa Suleyman. The book explores the existential dangers that AI and biotechnology pose to humankind. Have a great holiday.

Questions? Email Dave at

Book Club Schedule:

No meeting in December ​
1/29/24: The Coming Wave by Mustafa Suleyman
2/26/24: The Bill of Obligations by Richard Haas
3/25/24: Light of Days by Judy Batalion
4/29/24: Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by Heather Cox Richardson

Other Classes


First Steps is a class for visitors and we welcome everyone to attend. Pathways is a class for those interested in church membership. Please click here for information about the next sessions.

First Unitarian Church is proud to have partnered with Richard Holland to bring the Holland Lecture Series to Omaha.                 

The series is now discontinued. If you need information about it, please contact the church office. 


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