Faith Development

Children & Youth


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Classes / Workshops

Exploring UU

Want to know more about Unitarian Universalism? Rev. Jan Nielsen will lead our next Exploring UU Class on October 23, at 12:30. We highly recommend this class for anyone who is considering becoming a member of UUCLR. Lunch begins at 12:30 in the Pehrson Room, and the session ends no later than 3:00 pm. Please register for the class by emailing with your name, address and contact information. Please indicate if you need childcare or have special dietary needs for lunch.


Our covenant encourages the "Quest For Truth" and to "Seek Knowledge" , to the end that "All Souls Shall Grow Into Harmony With The Divine". While there is "Truth" that can be resolved by fact, and analysis from what is "False"; there are also many "Truths" that help us find meaning, mystery, wonder and connection within and outside of our selves.

This discussion group will explore knowledge and practices that address our feelings and subjective realities, rather than only our intellects. This group will eventually formulate its own agenda and itinerary which may include discussion of books with ideas and practices and exercises to help us improve our lives, forums and/or practice groups, or may spin off classes on specific topics to meet at other times.

Will meet Sundays from 10:00am-11:00am in the Emerson Room. The first gathering will be on September 11.

Faith Development Offering with Rev. Jan

Join Rev. Jan for monthly “drop-in, come when you can” gatherings devoted to exploring contemporary essays and short stories. These discussion groups will meet monthly on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 and will run through June 2017. Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion groups.

"How Do You See It?": Exploration of Essays 
This group will explore contemporary essays taken from the recently released volume, The Best American Essays of 2015, edited by Ariel Levy. As we read each essay on our own, we will ask, “How do I see it?” and then when we gather, we will invite one another to answer the question, “How do you see it?”

Nov 16  - 65 by Mark Jacobson
Dec 14  - Scenes from a Life In Negroland by Margo Jefferson
Jan 25  - Smuggler by Philip Kennicott
Feb 22 -  A Man and His Cat by Tim Kreider
Mar 29 -  The Loudproof Room by Kate Lebo
Apr 19 -  My Grandma the Poisoner by John Reed
May 24 -  Reflections on Indexing My Lynching Book by Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
June 14 - Stepping Out by David Sedaris

"Listening for God": Exploration of Short Stories
The group will probe contemporary short fiction for insights, both spiritual and intellectual, about what it means to be human. The format is based on a long-used adult faith development model called “Listening for God." Stories will be taken from the volume The Best American Short Stories of 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle.

Nov 9  -  Jack, July by Victor Lodato
Dec 7   -  Sh 'khol by Colum McCann
Jan 11 -  Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken 
Feb 8   - Motherlode by Thomas McGuane
Mar 8   - Madame Lazarus by Maile Meloy
Apr 5    - Kavitha and Mustafa by Shobha Rao
May 10 - About My Aunt by Joan Silber
June 7  - North by Aria Beth Sloss