Adult Religious Education at First Unitarian

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The First Unitarian Book Club
Our next meeting is Monday, October 24 at 7pm via Zoom.  Our October selection is Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez. Please consider joining us on zoom. For zoom link and other info on the book club, please contact Dave at drichardson821@gmail com.

Talk Saves Lives: Training Opportunity

Saturday, October 22 at 12:30pm in the Common Room 

Talk Saves Lives is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives.
Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.
Topics covered include:
• Scope of the Problem
• Research
• Prevention
• What You Can Do

An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.  Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da8ab2aa3fb6-talk
Presenter: Community Alliance 

It's Real: Teens and Mental Health

Saturday, October 22 at 2pm in the Common Room 

Intended for high school classes or community settings with groups of teens, ages from 14 to 18, It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health is a 45-minute program that provides young people with mental health education and resources. The program raises awareness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help. Parents and educators are welcomed to attend or join their teen!
Attendees will learn:

  • What mental health is and how it's both similar to and different from, physical health

  • How to notice signs of someone needing help

  • Tips and strategies for having a caring conversation with someone they might be worried about

  • Methods of self-care for mind, body, soul, and surroundings

  • Examples of trustworthy resources

  • How reaching out to trusted adults can help teens manage their mental health

An RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Sign up:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da8ab2aa3fb6-its

Presenter: Community Alliance 

Both trainings are open to members and friends of First Unitarian, 2nd Unitarian and Clair Memorial. 

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81630843110?pwd=R0xpM2JTaGpxVDBpWDZ0S1JmdU5qdz09

Meeting ID: 816 3084 3110

Passcode: 371480

Questions? Email Kim at kimberly.dunovan@gmail.com.

Compassionate Communication Group

Hybrid meetings will be on first and third Tuesdays at 7pm in the Common Room starting October 4.  

(Contact Suzanne King nvcsuz@gmail.com 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.  

Making Friends with Conflict
The Omaha Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) often uses the church for meetings and events.  As a show of gratitude and to share a bit about what we do, AVP is offering a free 2 hour mini-workshop on Sunday Oct 30 from 2:30 - 4:30.  Everyone - friends and family -are welcome.

Imagine a movie without conflict - the plot would quickly dull.  The same is true with our lives - conflict adds depth and meaning, but it doesn't have to turn life into a tragedy. Join us for the Making Friends with Conflict mini-workshop as we explore ways to turn conflict into nonviolent win-wins for ourselves and others.

Preregistration/questions contact Suzanne King avp.outreach@gmail.com

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.  

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.