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 Winter-Spring 2016-17 


The Heart of Poverty
Facilitators: Roger Wayne, Special Projects Coordinator, CYWA and Jim Ford, founder and Director, Good Works, Inc
One Day Workshop on Saturday February 4 from 9 am to 1:30 pm
Coffee and lunch provided (Donations accepted to cover lunch and other costs)
 
The workshop will help you develop a basic understanding of poverty in the United States and this county. About 57,000 people live in poverty om Delaware County, but the need is significantly greater than that. We will discuss what poverty is and what causes it, the impact of homelessness and hope, and dispel myths about the poor. We blend information from books, stories, testimonies, and our personal experience to help people develop a heart for the poor in Delaware County. Session culminates with a discussion about opportunities to serve the poor right in our own communities. Contact Susan Rubinstein for more information and register here.
 
 
Building Community: A UUCDC Experience
Facilitators: Mark Bernstein and Melissa Nedza
Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm
March 1 "Building"
April 12 "Accountability"
May 17 "Empathy"
 
Prior to each forum, participants will have the opportunity to view an online video and prepared questions on the three foundations of building a stronger church community. In the live forum session, these topics will be discussed in greater depth. To help or for more information, please email Melissa Nedza at membership@uucdc.org

 
UU 101
Facilitator: Mark Bernstein
April 2, 9, 23 and 30
Sundays 12:30 - 1:30 pm
 
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.

 

***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.
 
 

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