In our religious community, we are learning together and teaching each other all the time. Religious education is a lifelong process of learning how to relate to the mysteries of life, to each other, and to the larger community. Our lifespan religious education program includes aspects of religious study, spiritual practice, and ethical development.
We challenge and support each other in our individual spiritual journeys and in our collective religious journey. We offer our children nurturance and guidance as they develop and learn to live out their beliefs and values—even as we, as adults, are developing and learning to live out our beliefs and values.
We honor many sources of truth, and we are open to new ways of understanding. We take responsibility for our own actions in the world, and we ask lots of questions. We learn from the wisdom of science and nature, of the world’s religions, and of prophetic women and men. We trust our own experiences and listen to the stories of others.
We learn and teach in classrooms and in the sanctuary; engaged in facilitated discussion or in casual conversation; through working together to host a soup kitchen or while playing a game together.
Planned learning opportunities for adults may include classes, workshops, and presentations on a wide variety of topics such as world religions, Unitarian Universalist history or theology, spiritual autobiography, or ethical decision-making.
Opportunities for learning and teaching are many. The journey promises to be an exciting one.
Rev. Connie Grant is generally in the office during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and often has evening meetings on those days. She takes Mondays off and works at home on Fridays.