Adult Spiritual Exploration

The Adult Spiritual Exploration Program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County is designed to help you, our members and friends, discover your own truths, enhance your strengths as human beings and put your virtues, principles and values into action.

Our vision is that all members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County will engage in some form of faith development beyond Sunday morning worship. Join a Soul Matters group. Borrow books from our Adult Faith Development Library on the lower level or consult UUCDC's Goodreads webpage to see titles we lend or for other reading suggestions. Register online for classes and check back for further updates.  A church staff member will contact you to confirm your registration. We welcome you to our many and varied classes!

Contact: Chrissy Bushyager, Director of Religious Education
 

Course Offerings Fall/Winter 2017/2018 

Journaling Journey
Facilitator: Rev. Peter Friedrichs
Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm from September 26 through November 21, 2017
 
Join Rev. Peter on a 10-week odyssey of spiritual reflection. Guided by the writings of Parker Palmer and using a journaling practice, we'll explore questions of meaning and purpose together. The group will meet weekly to discuss their reflections and the experience of guided journaling. The group is limited to 18 participants.
 
Registration is required for this free class and can be done online or by contacting the office staff at churchoffice@uucdc.org or (610) 566-4853.
 
Rise Up and Call Her Name!
Facilitators: Ruth Hendry and Irene Friedrichs
Every 3rd Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00pm, Starting October 18, 2017

Women of UUCDC: Please come join us as we begin our new session of women’s spirituality entitled Rise Up and Call Her Name!  This course weaves together stories from spiritual traditions that honor the female divine and teaches Her ethical lessons. We will also focus on ecological awareness through stories that portray both the power and process of Nature, advocating reverence for Her. Participants will engage in activities such as a study of visual images, chants, creative rituals, movement and hands-on art projects. This 13 week Course will begin October 18 from 7-9 and every third Wednesday thereafter. Ruth Hendry and Irene Friedrichs, facilitators, will have calendars ready for you on the first evening.  You need to register for this course so we can plan accordingly for materials, etc.  Questions: iefriedrichs@gmail.com.  Please come join us!!

Registration is required for this free class and can be done online or by contacting the office staff at churchoffice@uucdc.org or (610) 566-4853.

 
UU 101 
Facilitator: Rev. Peter Friedrichs
Sundays 12:15 - 1:15 pm
January 28, February 4, 11 and 18
 
This four session course, held every Sunday following the second service, is perfect for those who would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and its rich and varied history. We will explore what it means to be a "non-creedal religion" and will examine in more detail the guiding principles of our faith. We'll look at the rich centuries-long history of Unitarianism and Universalism. We'll engage in spirited debate on the contemporary issues facing our religion, and we'll wrap up our time with a conversation on belonging and what membership at UUCDC means.

Completion of this course is required for membership at UUCDC. But you don’t have to be a “newbie” to join us. No matter how long you have been with us, you are welcome to enjoy this series and develop deeper relationships with others at UUCDC. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Registration is required for this free class and can be done online or by contacting the office staff at churchoffice@uucdc.org or (610) 566-4853.

YouTube for the Soul - Second Sundays, Between Services

Join us every Second Sunday as we delve deeper into our monthly theme with YouTube videos and discussion.  The October 2017 them is Courage and the November 2017 theme is Abundance.

Zen Doodle Meditation  - Every 1st Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Starting November 1, 2017

Want to reduce stress and improve focus? Join us in exploring the meditative process achieved thru pattern drawing. Learn another way to meditate that is enjoyable and relaxing. No artistic ability necessary, all ages are welcome. We will meet the first Wednesday of every month, beginning November 1, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the owl classroom. Please contact Chris Hagendorf by Email at chagendorf@verizon.net if interested.

***NEW Online Unitarian Universalist History Course

The Pamphlet presents a dynamic podcast uncovering Unitarian Universalism's hidden histories. Episodes every two week. Currently closed, sign up for waiting list for next course here. You can listen to archived episodes on the Pamphlet website.
 

Spirit Collage - Coming Soon!

Come and join us for an exploration of your Spiritual journey thru the craft of collage. No art or crafting experience necessary, just a willingness to learn a new way to explore your Spiritual Journey. You may contact Chris Hagendorf at chagendorf@verizon.net.

Ongoing opportunities:

Gentle Yoga
Instructor: Suzanne Clauser
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45 pm
 
Join our very gentle yoga class with emphasis on stretching and relaxation. No prior experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and/or blanket and dress in layers for comfort. A $3 donation to the church is requested for each class. All are welcome.
 
Book Club
Facilitator: Bryan Boosz
Last Friday of the month - 7:30 - 9 pm
 
Interesting books and lively readers make good company at the monthly Book Club! Thoughtful conversation is paired with refreshments. For mor information, the reading list and discussion schedule, go to our Book Club webpage. We also suggest you check the church calendar to confirm meeting date. Registration not required. Contact Bryan Boosz for more information.

 


Register online where required for classes listed on this page, or contact the Church Office.


Have an idea for a course? Let us know what your have in mind using our new Course Proposal form

To learn more about our comprehensive Religious Education program, preschool-adult, please email Chrissy Bushyager, Director of Religious Education or call 610-566-4853, ext 203