At First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, adult programming is divided into two tracks: social justice (SJ) and religion and spirituality (RS). All Sunday-morning workshops are drop-in, but many evening and weekend programs require registration. In addition, we offer one-time lectures and special events.
Here’s what we have planned for fall 2016!
NOTE: Special all-church programming will be offered October 23 and 30.
Block 2: November 6 – December 18*
Building Your Own Theology (SJ/RS)
Led by Diana Davies
This classic Unitarian Universalist curriculum is a treasured component of Adult Religious Education programs in congregations all over the continent. Building Your Own Theology invites you to search through your own religious history and spiritual development, in order to identify the values and beliefs that form your core faith identity. Through discussion, exercises, homework, and reflection, participants create spiritual autobiographies, examine the ways we make meaning in our lives, and develop a personal credo statement. Required reading: Building Your Own Theology, vol. 1. Registration is strongly advised. Please email Diana Davies to register.
A Chosen Faith (RS)
Led by Hannah Roberts Villnave
A group discussion, this workshop is considered First Unitarian’s “Beginnings 201,” for newcomers who are not so new anymore. Required reading: A Chosen Faith.
*Religious education classes (children’s, youth, and adult) will not be held December 25 through January 8.
Extended Session: Interfaith Justice, evenings September 18 – December 18
Led by Diana Davies. This group is now filled.
This 8-session, evening small group digs deeper than “We Who Defy Hate” Sunday morning classes. Participants must register in advance and should make a commitment to attend as many sessions as possible. Participants will develop their own group covenant, and share at a deeper level. The sessions will prepare participants to engage in interfaith social justice work. Those who complete this program may wish to participate in a spring 2017 interfaith small group with members of other local churches, mosques, temples, or other religious groups.
About the Facilitators
Diana Davies is serving in the second year of her intern ministry at First Unitarian. She is a third-year divinity student at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Diana serves on the Crisis and Conflict Management Team, and the Joys and Sorrows Team. Besides her studies and congregational work, Diana teaches yoga for the Prison Yoga Project and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry.