Adult Faith development

MISSION

The Mission of the Adult Faith Development (AFD) program is to plan and provide classes and seminars that enrich, educate and strengthen the spirituality of all those who are part of our beloved community.

WHAT IS ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Adult Faith Development (AFD)serves the congregation by providing targeted programs that facilitate lifelong spiritual growth and exploration. Areas of focus include the theological and ethical discourse and spiritual beliefs and practices. Some lectures and workshops are planned, but the primary learning model is small group discussion with self study.

Programs are planned by the ADF Committee in consultation with our Minister. Suggestions and new committee members are welcomed and the current chair, Pete Kersey, is always happy to answer any questions.

MEETINGS

Committee meets in UU Library, first Monday each month at 1pm. 

CONTACT

 You may contact Pete Kersey, Committee Chair at petenoel@comcast.net

2021-2022 UPCOMING CLASSES

PILGRIM HEART (OCT.-NOV.)

DATES: 10/27/21, 11/3/21, 11/10/21, 11/24/21

TIME: 3:00PM to 5:00PM

LOCATION: UU Lobby (so we can social distance to allow for more personal and interactive workshop.

LIMITED: 15 Participants

FACILITATOR: Rev. Sarah York

SUMMARY: An Adult Faith Development Workshop.

Rev. Sarah York will facilitate a four-week AFD workshop that will guide us through her work, Pilgrim Heart.   Sarah is a member of UUFVB, author and certified Spiritual Director as well as a Unitarian Minister. As she guides us with her personal experience, she will provide a context, activities, and time for discussing and navigating our own “journeys.” Topics will include leaving our comfort zone, struggling toward transformation, and becoming more at home with ourselves in relationship to our bodies, the natural world, and the human community.  

MATERIALS: Copies of Rev. Sarah York’s book will be available for purchase before and after service in the lobby on Sunday, October 10 and 17 for $8.00.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants need to be vaccinated. The first few chapters of Rev. Sarah York’s book should be read before the first class in order for participants to have a full experience.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: Before or after service in the lobby with Rev. Sarah York on Sunday, October 10 or 17, 2021. Or by calling the UU Office at 772.778.5880

PRE-SERVICE OPEN FORUM (STARTS IN JAN. – ONGOING)

DATES: Starting every Sunday in January 2022 (ONGOING)

TIME: 9:00AM to 9:50AM

LOCATION: UU Library

FACILITATOR: Steve Becker

SUMMARY: Topics will be announced before each Sunday.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: TBD

BUILD YOUR OWN THEOLOGY (BYOT) PART I (MAR.-APR.)

DATES: (March through April)

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

LIMITED: TBD

FACILITATOR: Andrew Sorbo and Pete Kersey

SUMMARY: Build Your Own Theology (BYOT), a two-part program with the parts widely separated, each can be a stand alone. The program is intended to guide your steps towards forming your personal credos – a specific set of meanings, values and convictions that inform and direct the living of your life. Reliance on the Seven Principles of UUA and their source are inadequate for your personal guidelines if you take UU seriously.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: TBD

NATURE FIX (APRIL)

DATES: (April)

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

LIMITED: TBD

FACILITATOR: Coco Burt and Ginger Heller

SUMMARY: A guided nature tour and class experience designed to incorporate the natural world into your personal experience.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: TBD

ETHICS (MAY – JUN.)

DATES: (May through June)

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

LIMITED: TBD

FACILITATOR: Steve Becker

SUMMARY: Participants will go  through a graduated series of exercises designed to answer the questions.  Rather than focusing on theories of ethics, students will be encouraged to examine their own set of attitudes, values, and beliefs to identify them more clearly, then evaluate their own processes for making ethical decisions.  The class will culminate in each participant generating a new framework from which they can make better ethical decisions.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: TBD

BUILD YOUR OWN THEOLOGY II (BYOT) PART II (SEP.-NOV.)

DATES: (September through November)

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

LIMITED: TBD

FACILITATOR: Pete Kersey

SUMMARY: Build Your Own Theology (BYOT), a two-part program with the parts widely separated, each can be a stand alone. The program is intended to guide your steps towards forming your personal credos – a specific set of meanings, values and convictions that inform and direct the living of your life. Reliance on the Seven Principles of UUA and their source are inadequate for your personal guidelines if you take UU seriously.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: TBD

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