Many paths. One welcoming and diverse community.

Adult Exploration

Adult Exploration programs include Sunday Forums; classes to educate, open new horizons, and enrich your spiritual journey; monthly discussion groups on various topics; and more. Any programs that offer the opportunity for development of a personal philosophy to live by will encourage open dialogue on questions of beliefs and spiritual practice.

Adult Exploration News

Trans Remembrance Month

transgender flagsFor 25 years, Unitarian Universalists have worked hard to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are full members of our faith communities. This November we honor Trans Remembrance Month; see the details (below) in the Social Justice section.

Outreach

Aston Gardens hosts a monthly UUCOV Adult Education Program; DRE Jaye Williams will lead the Tuesday, Nov. 28th discussion, 10-11am. UUCOVersagwdsl final vert and friends are welcome to join the sessions; they are held in the Ballroom, 1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice.

Faith Like a River

faith like a riverBonnie Norton moderates this program in Asta Linder on Fridays 1-2:30pm through November (and 1st Friday in December). You’ll explore the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage, an exploration of our social justice roots. You need not attend all sessions.
November 3: Ripples in the Water - The Evangelists
We may not think of ourselves as an evangelical faith, but many over the years have worked to intentionally spread the good news of Unitarian and Universalist thought. This session looks at individuals and groups in our faith history that helped our movement to grow.
November 10: Shall We Gather at The River? Religious Tolerance
Religious tolerance is one of the greatest values of our movement. Perhaps our faith embraces it passionately because our religious forebears were so often subjected to intolerance.This session explores tolerance of diverse beliefs, both in the civic realms that held our faith forebears and within our faith tradition itself.
November 17: The Seven Seas-Globalization
Unitarian Universalism has enjoyed contact and engagement with people from many religions and cultures through much of its history. This session presents representative stories of different ways people in our religious tradition have related to other religious traditions and cultures.
November 24 No presentation

New Program-"Faith Like a River"

faith like a riverBonnie Norton will lead and moderate this 7-session program, Fridays 1-2:30pm, in which you’ll explore the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage. You need not attend all sessions.
October 6 Asta Linder, `Wading In - An Introduction
A selection of stories from our faith heritage offers not only a grounding of knowledge, but also insights into contemporary issues, practices, challenges, and trends in our faith movement.
October 13 Asta Linder, I've Got Tears Like the Raindrops - Freedom
This session explores key moments in our history when questions of freedom and justice were in the forefront of our movement. It shines an honest light on ways our forebears sometimes contributed to oppression as well as worked for liberation.
October 20 Asta Linder, Mirages and Oases - Idealism and Utopianism
This session introduces Transcendentalism, spiritualism, and Utopianism, three 19th-century movements which perhaps represent a high point of idealism in the United States as well as in both Unitarianism and Universalism.
October 27 Waters Hall, Ripples in the Water - The Evangelists
We may not think of ourselves as an evangelical faith, but many over the years have worked to intentionally spread the good news of Unitarian and Universalist thought. This session looks at individuals and groups in our faith history that helped our movement to grow.

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