Adult Spiritual Development Classes
Classes listed on this page support our congregational mission to grow deeper in Fellowship, Spirit and Service. Current offerings, highlighted in blue, are linked to more information.
- Classes are held at RRUUC, in the community and some may be online.
- Most require a fee and ask you to register (done by clicking the blue highlighted class name) while some classes are drop-in and ask for a free-will offering;
- some may ask for an accompanying application to ensure a diverse participant group or to invite written reflection; and we welcome
- your interest in offering a class! Complete an Adult RE Class proposal here.
Fellowship draws us into deeper relationship with and to our congregational community. Offerings that speak to this part of the RRUUC vision include:
Spiritual growth draws us into deeper relationship with the sacred, and how ever we might experience or name it, invites us to connect to the sources of our strength. Offerings that center on this part of the RRUUC vision include:
- Spiritual Storytelling with Scott
- Devised Work with Kimberly (formerly Spiritual Storytelling)
- Teacher Ingathering & Training
- Wellspring I
- Wellspring II
- Faith for the Unbeliever offered February 2019
- Insight Meditation Center of Washington (IMCW)
- Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
Service draws us into deeper relationship to the world as it is and the world as it could be, so that we might be agents of change and hope. Offerings are:.
- Can What’s On Your Plate Cause Global Warming? Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret
- Democracy Bootcamp An offering by Actions4Justice Pathway to Racial Justice engaging the wider community in honing skills to participate more fully in democracy.
- Transforming from Within: A series of ten (10) engagements that employ different “frames” to learn about and reflect on the stories about race in America. Each session is a single offering though conceived of as a whole together. Registration for each event is separate with sliding scale fees. Some events require registration while you may drop-in for some (or register.)
- Film: A Ripple of Hope, RFK Jr.’s response to MLK’s murder. Sunday, September 23, 7pm.
- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Meet at RRUUC, then carpool together to former Douglass home in southeast D.C. Sunday, October 14, directly after the 2nd service with brown bag lunch, carpooling to site.
- How Hamiliton Amplies Race. Sunday, November 11, bag lunch 12;30-2;30 p.m., Topics include casting, hip hop, and the compelling story of freedom and liberation as we listen to music and read lyrics.
- Anti-Racism Workshop: A Conversation for White People. Sunday, December 2, bag lunch, 12;30-2:30 p.m. What happened to the idea of color-blindness? Why are we always talking about race? Explore identity and systems that shape who we are and how we view others.
- Jubilee Anti-Racism Training (Link provided for general information, not dates or other specifics) All Souls
- Living Legacy Pilgrimage to Alabama. Sponsored by the Living Legacy Project, a Unitarian Universalist related organization, this memorable pilgrimage is October 28 to October 31, 2018. This is not a RRUUC sponsored learning.
- Beloved Conversations Five – A class on how to talk about race begins Jan 2019
- UU Common Read — Justice on Earth begins March 2019