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.

 

On Demand Classes Available Online

The UU Leadership Institute has a number of classes available online that you can take at anytime. There are no live sessions, so the content is available for you to move through at your own pace. Check them out at https://www.uuinstitute.org/course-list/on-demand-courses/.

 

UUAA Classes at a Glance

 Community of Writers - Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:15pm - 2:45pm. No registration is required.

Delegations to the US-Mexico Border | 2019 Trips

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Dream Group - Meets on 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. No registration required.

Evening Humanists - Meets on 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. No registration required.

Intro to Our Faith - For information about this class required for membership, please email Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind at Heart (Meditation) - Meets every Tuesday from 10:30am - noon. No registration required.

Saturday Drop-In Meditation- Meets every Saturday from 9:30am - 11:00am. No registration required.

Spiritual Storytelling Seminar - Six sessions: Saturdays 11/2, 12/7, 1/11, 2/1, and 3/7, 10:00am - noon. Story Slam Friday, May 8th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Attendance at all six sessions is required.

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Class Descriptions

 

Community of Writers

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. The Community of Writers holds occasional readings of their original writings to which the congregation are invited. Newcomers are always welcome.

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

Details: Class meets from 1:15pm - 2:45pm on the third Sunday of the month. Dates are September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19 and May 17.

Location:  David Room

Max # of participants: 20

Min #: 7

 

Delegations to the US-Mexico Border | 2019 Trips

Two six day trips: 5/11/19 - 5/16/19 or 11/9/19 - 11/14/19

Join us as we travel to the American southwest to learn about important spiritual and civic issues related to our nation's southern border. Senior Minister Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti will personally lead two delegations during 2019 to Arizona, where we will meet with local grass roots organizers as well as travel for a day to Mexico. The two travel opportunities will be in May and November of 2019, with a series of once-a-month seminars leading up to the first trip. We will be collaborating with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and an organization called Borderlinks, which specializes in experiential education related to border justice issues. For more information on Borderlinks please feel free to visit: http://borderlinks.nationbuilder.com/history.

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Dream Group

Recurring sessions on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Sundays, October 14, November 11 and December 9. (2020 dates pending)

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

 

Evening Humanists

Second and Fourth Mondays of each month, 7:00pm

The Evening Humanists gather on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 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.  Starting September 9 we will meet in the David Room in the SGD wing, and anyone who is interested may attend, no registration required.

Facilitator: Hal Breidenbach <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or (734)929-5526

 

Kind at Heart

Study and practice toward attaining a workable everyday practice of metta lovingkindness.

  • “Everyday” means our day-to-day environment with its relationships, duties and concerns.
  • “Workable” means integrated to serve multiple aims.

  • "Practice” calls for movement and stillness, discernment and joy.

 We will read and discuss portions of Sharon Salzberg’s Loving-Kindness, (2002; $16.95), together with other short pieces, and we’ll share our experiences and reflections.

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

Details: Every Tuesday, starting September 10, at 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon

Location: David Room

Max # of participants: 10

Min #: 4

 

Saturday AM Drop-in Meditation

Join us Saturday mornings in the Brown Room at the West end of the first floor SGD hall at 9:30 am, as we sit together in solidarity with all sentient beings. Make-up from the Tuesday AM Group is a priority. Then we'll take up questions or comments having to do with meditation, ending about 11:00. Please email if you plan to drop in.

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

Details: Each Saturday, starting September 14, 9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Brown Room

 

Spiritual Storytelling Seminar

featuring the UUAA Worship Team and Satori Shakoor, from the Ann Arbor Moth

Have you ever wanted to explore what personal experiences you might share with others, bringing alive the unique ethical, moral, and/or spiritual wisdom that you personally embody?

If so, join us in this seven month seminar, starting in November 2019, culminating in a UUAA “story slam” hosted by Satori Shakoor, in May 2020. Participants will engage in small group and large group experiences, in which they explore personal stories, and practice writing and presenting one specific story. We will be utilizing a peer-to-peer feedback model in the development and presentation of personal stories, supported and facilitated by members of the UUAA Worship Team.

Participants should be able to commit to attending all seminar dates and be willing to publicly share one specific, meaningful story from their life.

Dates:

  • Saturdays 11/2, 12/7, 1/11, 2/1, and 3/7 all from 10am to 12 noon, in the Fahs Chapel. (Due to the April 2020 holidays, no class is scheduled for April 2020, though small peer groups may wish to schedule their own meetings for that month.)
  • Friday, May 8th from 7pm to 10pm – UUAA Story Slam, hosted by Satori Shakoor, in the UUAA Sanctuary.

Cost: None! Your generous support of UUAA makes this opportunity possible.

Participant Cap: This seminar will be capped at 36 participants, who will be registered in the order in which registrations are received or recorded electronically. Beyond the first 36 participants, a wait list will be created, in the order in which registrations are received/recorded.

By registering, you affirm the following: I can attend all six, scheduled seminar sessions and will make it a priority to do so. I am comfortable exploring the meaningful stories of my own life and publicly developing and sharing one such meaningful story. I will fully participate in all small group and large group assignments, which will require personal work and communication with peers/facilitators between class sessions.

Questions? Contact Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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