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Religious Education - Adults

Mission of the Adult Religious Education Committee

The Mission of the Adult RE Committee is to nurture and stimulate the religious and personal growth of the adult church community.

Adult Religious Education Course Proposal Form

For individuals seeking to teach an Adult RE class at Community UU Church of Plano, please fill out a Course Proposal form:

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Adult Religious Education Program offers a varied program within the context of the Unitarian Universalist tradition and principles.

We offer a range of classes of interest to adults and youth on Sunday mornings and weekday evenings throughout the year. Each evening class ends no later than 9pm.

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

For more information on any of our courses, please email: adultre@communityuuchurch.org


Sundays

GUUDS - Group for UU Discussion and Study - Theological Study and Discussion Group - Facilitator: the Rev. Patrick Price - 9:00 AM - Library - Beginning January 17, 2016
The Winter/Spring Series resumes with the book Waking Up the Karma Fairy by the Rev. Meg Barnhouse. It can be ordered from the UUA bookstore or Rev. Price will have copies for sale at a discounted price at the class.


Mondays

Vipassana Meditation - Facilitator: Clifton Rule - 7:00 PM - Room G in the Annex
"We are not in the business of making Buddhists but we do study their suggestions for starting and continuing a meditation practice of your own. We meditate for 30 minutes, read and discuss books about meditation, and learn about this path of personal freedom from stress, anxiety, and wanting. Please come join us and partake of this opportunity to explore this exciting new tool for your own personal journey."


Tuesdays

Tibetan Buddhism - Faciliator: the Ven. Tashi Nyima – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary
Meditation and Mind Training. Please join us for guided meditation and a skillful approach to developing mental peace and clarity.


Thursdays

Emerson, Thoreau and the Transcendentalist Movement - Facilitator: The Reverend Don Fielding - 7:00 PM - Room G in the Annex - Beginning March 17, 2016

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.

For Schedule, Click: A Syllabus for (the first half of) 2016


Other Educational / Transformative Experiences

Mondays

Building Racial Bridges: Community UU's Common Read - Facilitator: Michael Phillips, PhD, Professor Collin College History Dept., scholar of Texas race relations - 7:00 PM - Room F in the Annex - February 1 & 8, 2016
Read Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. then join the discussion on Monday, Feb. 1 and 8 at the church, Annex. MLK's message to white churches is as relevant today as it as in 1964. Nominally priced books will be available at the class and in the church library.

What is a Common Read? Common Read is a UUA term and involves selecting a book to be read in common with others. It invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. Common Read can build community by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.


Mondays

Harvest the Power - The Nurturing and Training of Lay Leaders (by invitation only) - Facilitator: Sarah Reiling - 7:00 PM - Founders Hall - Beginning February 8, 2016
This is a program about Connections. Part of being a leader is learning how to shake things up, the changing of the status quo. The class helps you to explore leadership as a spiritual practice.

The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is charged with identifying, nurturing and supporting Community UU Church lay leaders. Approximately every 18 months the LDC offers the UUA Harvest the Power workshop. It weaves Unitarian Universalist values, Principles and Sources with the four strands: spiritual development, ethical development, UU identity development and faith development. The LDC hopes to support attendees' spiritual journeys. Each session is 2-hours, the program runs for 12 weeks. Free childcare is provided.

For more information and to inquire about an invitation, please email ldc@communityuuchurch.org.


Thursdays

Great Decisions 2016 - Facilitator: Donna Benning - 1:30 PM - Founders Hall - Dates: January 14 & 28, February 11 & 25, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, 2016
For members and friends who like to learn about and discuss American foreign policy. Meetings are held every 2 weeks to discuss the topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association in their "Great Decisions 2016" program. There are eight topics. Pre-ordered books have arrived. Read the chapters at home, view the DVD background at the meeting, and then discuss these topics:

  • Shifting Alliances in the Middle East
  • The Rise of ISIS
  • The Future of Kurdistan
  • International Migration
  • Korean Choices
  • The United Nations Post-2015
  • Climate Geopolitics
  • Cuba and the U.S.

To order the 2016 books see www.fpa.org. For more information email adultre@communityuuchurch.org.


Fridays

Great Decisions 2016 - Facilitator: Grace Morrison - 2:00 PM - OFFSITE - Dates: January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, 2016
Same discussion material and topics as above but meets off-site on Fridays in various homes.


Saturdays

Artist Colony @ CUUC - Facilitators: Clyde Grauke and Miles Dillon - 10:00 AM - Founders Hall - Last Saturdays of Each Month, Beginning February 27, 2016
New Interest Group - Calling all Artists and "Wanna Be" Artists! Come join us in expressing yourself through the Visual Arts. The Artist Colony @ CUUC can provide you with the opportunity to be creative, get inspired, and further develop your artistic skills.

The core of our activities will be to work on personal projects. You also can share your completed creations with other participants. We are all teachers and learners. Those who are not currently involved in producing art are also encouraged to come so you too can join us on the endless journey of creativity.
Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies and taking care of their own cleanup. In addition to the traditional visual art media and techniques, digital art is also encouraged so feel free to bring your laptops, tablets, etc. if you are so inclined.

For more information email artistcolony@communityuuchurch.org.