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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

Community Capitalism - Ed Qualls – 7:00 pm

Beginning June 18th for 6 Sessions

"Community Capitalism - Learn to Make this form of Capitalism Work for You" presented by Ed Qualls, Community UU member. Ed has recently published a book: "Community Capitalism: Pulling Capitalism Back from Its Own Abyss". He contends there are wrongs to correct with the present American economic, financial and political system - these changes will be vital for our survival as a nation. The topics to be explored include money, economic systems (the forms of capitalism, socialism, etc.), banking, derivatives, the stock markets, bonds, balance of trade, insurance, the legal industry, political party roles in economic swings, hidden problems. Each meeting will be a chance for the attendees to explore possible options — personal and societal — to correcting the wrongs that we see too much of in our current situation. A contribution of $20 for the series is requested, which will include a copy of the book.


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 the Mind

The ADVENTURES IN ORIGINS Video/Discussion Group will begin a new exploration of the Origins of the Mind on May 8, 2014. This would be an excellent time to jump into this ongoing set of Adventures.

Please feel free to join us for an exploration of the origins of the human mind. The human mind is the only mind that reflects on its own nature and development. Modern neuroscience has shifted the view of our minds as inextricably linked to complex mechanisms. The emergence of our minds from non-human minds, their development across each human lifespan and their linkage with brain functions, are the core issues addressed in this course which is a tour of fundamental questions in psychology, psychiatry, evolution, neuroscience, and ethics. Our classes start at 6:30 in Room G in the church Annex. This is a video/discussion format; we watch a video on the subject and then discuss what we have seen. Classes usually last an hour to an hour and a half long (depending on how lively the discussion is).

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Future Origins - Watch this space for coming offerings