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Religious Education - Adults

Adult Religious Education Course Proposal Form

The Mission of the Adult RE Committee is to nurture and stimulate the religious and personal growth of the adult church community. For individuals or groups seeking to teach an Adult RE class at Community UU Church of Plano, please fill out a Course Proposal form:


ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Mission of the Adult Religious Education Program is to nurture and stimulate the religious and personal growth of the adult church community. We offer a varied and cohesive program within the context of the living Unitarian Universalist tradition and principles.

We offer a range of classes of interest to adults and youth on weekday evenings throughout the year. Each evening class begins at 7 p.m. and ends no later than 9 p.m. Sunday class begins at 12:05pm and ends at 1:30pm. Our programs include our continuing meditation group and a variety of topical classes.

CHILDCARE is available for all classes, upon request. To reserve childcare call the church office (972-424-8989) at least 48 hours in advance.



Monday Evenings

Vipassana Meditation - Clifton Rule

Clifton says, "Vipassana means insight into the nature of reality. It is a way of self-transformation through self-observation and introspection. Vipassana meditation is often referred to simply as "insight meditation." This is the backbone of our studies in Meditation on Monday nights. We invite you, as a beginner or as a practiced meditator, to join us on our exploration. We view Buddhism not as a religion but rather as learning the process of meditation to reduce the suffering in our lives and in the world around us. We explore through readings, dharma talks, questions and answers, group discussions and meditation. Join us and explore this process as we all grow together."

 


Wednesday Evenings

Build Your Own Theology - Beginning February 19 (11 Sessions) - George Norwood, Celeste Kennedy and Justin Dixon, Facilitators - Founders Hall - 7:00 pm

Calling yourself a UU is only the first step. The next step is to deepen your core of meanings. Enhance your journey; join us to "Build Your Own Theology". Each week we will work together to demystify and personalize our theology. Enjoy thought provoking conversations and interesting connections through useful curriculum - UUA created workbooks.

Attendees should go on line to the UUA website (www.uua.org) to order the book, Building Your Own Theology, Introduction, Volume 1, Second Edition, Published in 2000 (cost: $16) or contact Justin Dixon for information. You can also review the book online.

This will be a good class for new UU's as well as for long time UUs, building insights for both.

For more information contact Celeste Kennedy at AdultRE@communityuuchurch.org.

 


Thursday Evenings

Adventures in Origins - Rev. Don Fielding – 6:30 pm

The Reverend Don Fielding is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and a friend of Community Church. Before he retired, he stood at the pulpit of several area UU churches. He has been teaching evening classes for several years, and is one of our most popular presenters. His video intros are always followed by lively discussions, and participants can benefit from his wealth of knowledge of the subject matter.

Origins of Life - beginning October 17, 2013

The ADVENTURES IN ORIGINS Video/Discussion Group will begin a new exploration The Origins of Life on October 17th. This would be an excellent time to jump into this ongoing set of Adventures.

Four billion years ago the Earth's surface was desolate and lifeless. The hostile surface was constantly disrupted by volcanic eruptions and meteorite bombardment, yet evidence shows that 3.8 billion years ago bacteria appeared in ancient rocks. What happened? If life could begin on Earth, then it could begin on Earth-like planets throughout our galaxy and beyond - that might be the first hint that we are not alone in the universe.

     Week by Week Syllabus

Future Origins - Coming in 2014 (and beyond):

Beginning on January 2, 2014, we will continue exploring The Origin of Life. This will be followed by The Origins of the Human Mind, and The Origins of Civilization. Please plan on attending these new adventures.