Our Adult SGD Catalog is Online

Look below to see our Spring Adult SGD class offerings. We are testing online class listing and registration, please use the links below to register. If you have any questions or feedback, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interested in offering a class, please complete this form and return it to the church office or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Classes at a Glance

Dream Group - Multiple sessions available. Click on the date for information or registration.

Sunday, October 10, 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Sunday, November 11, 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Sunday, December 9, 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Evening Humanist Discussion Group - Multiple sessions available. Click on the date for information or registration.

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Examining Whiteness  - Six class sessions, Mondays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 and November 5 and 12. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required.. Click here for information or registration.

Teacher Enrichment - Classroom Management for K-5  - Sunday, October 21, 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Click here for information or registration.

UUAA Community of Writers - Multiple sessions available. Click on the date for information or registration.

Sunday, October 14, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, November 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, December 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, January 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, February 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, March 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, April 14, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sunday, May 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

 

Class Descriptions

Dream Group

Recurring sessions on the second Sunday of each month from 2:00pm - 3:45pm: 10/14, 11/11, and 12/9. Anyone is welcome at any session.

Bring your dreams and sense of adventure to these monthly play groups as we explore new landscapes, tap into sources of creativity and find guidance through the Lightening Dream Work process. With dream theater our dreams will come alive and through shamanic journeying we'll re-enter dreams and learn to bring back information for healing and transformation. Come find out how dream play can be a source of fun and healing. Everyone welcome at any class.

Facilitator: Julie Tumbarello <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Brown Room

Minimum class size - 5    Maximum - 20

Click on the date to register. October 14, November 11, December 9. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Evening Humanist Discussion Group

Recurring sessions on the first and third Wednesday day of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm: 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, and 12/19. Anyone is welcome at any session.

The Evening Humanists Discussion Group gathers to discuss ethics, philosophy, and theology from a humanist perspective. Hal Breidenbach will facilitate the meetings, with topics introduced by the attendees.  Topics may be prompted by individual interests, books, articles, current events, and ancient wisdom.  Anyone who is interested may attend.

Facilitator: Hal Breidenbach <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Location: David Room

Minimum class size - 5    Maximum - 20

Click on the date to register. October 3, October 17, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Examining Whiteness

Six sessions on Mondays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm: October 8, 15, 22 & 29 and November 5 & 12. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required

When white people show up in racial justice space, they have one question: what can we do? The Movement for Black Lives has clearly answered us with this: Talk to other white people about racism, about your own racism-not theirs. That's what Examining Whiteness is about.

This class will be uncomfortable. It will shake you up. We'll do our best to care for you spiritually through this journey, and we all agree to approach this in good faith and an understanding that discomfort is when growth happens.

One of the ways that racism affects us is by shaping our identity (and this is true for whites and People of Color). The materials for this class, prepared by the Rev. Doctor William Gardiner, are made available through UUA to Unitarian Universalists, particularly white people interested in transforming their whiteness through understanding the complex history of white supremacy of over four hundred years in the United States, and the impact it has on us as individuals and the society as a whole.

The class is intended to foster deeper understanding of issues that are essential to furthering a white anti-racist identity. It includes sections on:

  • The History of White Supremacy in the United States
  • The Emotional Lives of White People
  • Racial Identity Development
  • Racial Identity Journey
  • White Power and Privilege
  • Developing a Positive White Identity
  • The Movement for Black Lives

Facilitators: Maryn Lewallen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> and Chris Good

Details: Six class sessions, Mondays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 and November 5 and 12. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required.

Minimum class size - 8    Maximum - 20

Pre-registration required. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Teacher Enrichment - Classroom Management for K-5

Sunday, October 21, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The prospect of facing a classroom full of kids can be daunting for both new and old teachers alike. We also know that effective teacher training is a lifespan education, a conversation between teachers, students, and parents. These classes are designed to bring teachers together and continue this conversation.

Led by Mark VanKempen, who has a MA in Education as well as 10 years of classroom experience, these classes will help develop and expand your teaching skills. Each class will have a topic and a co-teacher with knowledge of that topic. These classes will be held regularly on the third Sunday of each month. They are geared toward SGD teachers, but anyone interested can attend.

This class's topic is Classroom Management for Grades K-5. Our co-teacher is Melissa Villanueva, an elementary teacher with a MA in Elementary Education, and currently an SGD teacher for the 4/5 class. We'll be looking at how to create effective classroom routines and culture, how to deal with discipline, how to involve parents in the conversations about management, and more.

Facilitators: Mark VanKempen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> and Melissa Villanueva

Details: Sunday, October 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm. A light lunch will be provided.

Minimum class size - 5    Maximum - 15

Pre-registration required. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

UUAA Community of Writers

Recurring sessions on Second Sundays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm: October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. Anyone is welcome at any session.

Adult writers (beginning, intermediate, advanced, potential) interested in an open, supportive community to foster self-awareness, spiritual growth, creative expression, communication, and social witness through the writing arts are invited to join the UUAA Community of Writers.

This group is based on the premise that every person is a writer.  In each session, everyone is invited to share their writings with the group, in confidence and with appreciative feedback. The group’s shared leadership means that any member, following the Community of Writers’ guidelines, may lead a session focused on a theme, purpose for writing, or form of writing, such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, journaling, blogging, and more. In the past year the Community of Writers held three readings of their original writings to which the congregation was invited. Newcomers are always welcome.

Facilitator: Mary Lund <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Location: David Room

Minimum class size - 6    Maximum - 22

Click on the date to register. October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..