Adult Religious Education

As Universalist Unitarians, we believe that continuing to learn and maintain an open mind is vital. In that spirit, we regularly offer Adult Religious Education (RE) courses on a wide range of topics.

Examples of past topics:

  • Developing a personal spirituality
  • “Intelligent design” and evolution
  • A study of the Bible from a liberal perspective
  • Discussion of the book The Left Hand of God

Most courses consist of four to six weekly sessions. Classes are usually held on Thursday evenings in the conference room of the church, but may be held at other times and places.

Some courses are led by one of our ministers. Others are facilitated by members of our congregation who have a special interest in the subject. Sometimes we read short excerpts from books, or view and discuss video presentations. Whatever the format, thoughtful discussion is encouraged.

Child care is usually offered. Please contact the church office so we know how many children to plan for.

Our religious education courses are open to all—members, friends, and visitors. Bring an open mind, respect for different points of view, your own ideas, and a sense of humor. We hope to see you at one of our classes soon!

Current and Upcoming Classes

Opening Up to Different and Radical Hospitality

January 9, 16, 23, 25, 7:00 to 9:30 PM Thursday, January 9 - Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric View and discuss this 2017 documentary film about gender identity, produced by Katie Couric, National Geographic, and World of Wonder, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in...

Value the Vote in 2020

Location: Conference Room Sunday, January 12 - UU the Vote / Nation-wide Video Conference Call Watch PartyGathering locally to engage nationally: We will gather for a national video/conference call as UUs across our country are called to work on issue-based advocacy,...

Humanist Perspectives

First Sundays, 12-2 PM Facilitators: Harry Elger Location: Conference Room Overview: What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists, secularists, rationalists, relativists, scriptural literalists,...

Grief Support

Time: Contact the office Facilitators: Ministers Location: To be arranged Overview: When we have a loss in our lives, grief is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful and perhaps a little...

Dependency & Addictions

Time: Contact the office Facilitators: To be arranged Location: To be arranged Overview: If you have interest in AA, Al-Anon, or Alateen, contact the church office at 309-688-5608.

Conscious Aging

 Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 PM (will not meet in December) Facilitators: Various Location: Conference Room Overview: In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings that arise in all our lives as we age. Our meetings include learning, listening,...

A Course in Miracles

Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM Facilitators: Suzette Boulais Location: Conference Room Overview: The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. The Course is one of those pathways. Maybe you've heard the...