Religious Education - Adults
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:
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.
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."
This is an occasional series that lets our brilliant fellow church members share their knowledge and passion.
This is an Adult RE Family Event! Classes are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on May 22nd, May 29th and June 5th in Founder's Hall. Topics include 1) An Introduction to Origami and its History, including instruction in the paper and basic folds/folding, 2) A Showing of the Movie "Between the Folds" and 3) Basic and More Involved Folding Projects with a social closer. Come and enjoy the hidden secrets of an ancient art!
Another Adult RE Family Event! On June 12th our own beekeepers will explain and demonstrate beekeeping, discuss the role of bees in the interconnected web, and share concerns about the decline of bee populations. You don't have to become a beekeeper (although they are recruiting), but our hives are producing high quality honey, some of which we are sharing with food banks.
This class will begin at 6:30 pm and end by 8:00 pm to accommodate children and youth. Childcare is available by request through the church office.
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.
Evidence of the birth of the universe is raining down on you. It is called the cosmic microwave background, and it has had quite a journey. Born in the stupendous annihilation of matter and antimatter seconds after the big bang; trapped in the hot plasma of the expanding universe for 380,000 years; and then suddenly released when the universe cooled to the point that atoms could form, this echo of creation has been on an uninterrupted voyage through space for 13.7 billion years until it reached you. The cosmic microwave background is just one of many clues about the history and nature of our universe that make the science of cosmology a wondrous, fascinating, and philosophically profound field of study.
Syllabi - First Half
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.