Adult Education

Our goal at UUFRC is to offer lifespan education that promotes continued spiritual, ethical and faith development, as well as a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalist identity and values. We hold classes and forums throughout the year led by experienced facilitators.  If you wish to suggest or teach a class, please contact our Adult Ed Coordinator, Tanya Webster at

Upcoming Classes & Events

Unitarian Universalist History

5 Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Jan 6, 13, & 20, Feb 3 & 17

Join Gretchen for this series about the Unitarians and the Universalists, their merger in 1961, and on to today. Impress your friends at your next trivia night, and find out more about your roots and community. (Registration is not required for this class but is appreciated for planning, walk-ins also welcome. Childcare requests by Dec 28.)
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Getting to Know Unitarian Universalism

Sunday, January 21
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Gretchen will be teaching this class about our UU history and roots. Come and learn about the beginnings of our faith tradition all the way to current days, and why we are called a living tradition. Our history and the people involved in making it are fascinating!

Attending this class is a requirement for becoming a member at UUFRC, but these classes are open to everyone – not only our friends and “newcomers.” They are a great way to learn something new! A light lunch will be served and childcare is available if you let us know by January 12.

Please RSVP to our Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson at: by January 12th


5 Monday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5 (2018)
Grief is a natural process that occurs after loss – any loss. We will explore the stages of grief, and skills which aid the process through five sessions on Monday evenings in the Sanctuary. Facilitated by Gretchen Woods.

Please register so we can estimate how many handouts to make. This class allows drop-ins the day of class, but we do appreciate pre-registration for planning. Childcare requests by Jan 28.
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Cakes for the Queen of Heaven

5 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 & 28

“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman-honoring adult RE course by Rev. Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that appear to have worshiped the female as divine. Journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women found in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity.The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are illuminating to many participants. We will also look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society, and celebrate new worldviews and theology that are emerging in our time.

Please register by Feb 20, to ensure enough materials are copied.Childcare requests by Feb 18. 
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Living the Interdependent Web: UU Principles

8 Saturdays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
March 3, 10, 17, 20, 31, & April 7, 14, & 21

Join Ellie Kilpatrick and Gretchen Woods for this enlightening series about the seven shared Principles that are a cornerstone of our covenanted faith. Can you list them all off the top of your head? How do they shape our shared journey? What do they mean to you? Do you focus on one or some of them in your personal beliefs?  Come learn in community, and explore your personal beliefs.

Please register so we can estimate how many handouts to make. This class allows drop-ins the day of class, but we do appreciate pre-registration for planning. Childcare requests by Feb 25.
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Spirit of Life: UU Spirituality

4 Monday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm
April 9, 16, 23 & 30 (2018)

Designed to be welcoming to Unitarian Universalists of many spiritual and theological persuasions, Spirit of Life offers participants space, time, and community to explore their unique Unitarian Universalist spirituality. (from the program guide). (Please register by March 31).

Please register by March 31, to ensure enough materials are copied. Childcare requests also by March 31.
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Midweek Meditation

If you wish, sign up to receive the Midweek Meditation, an UUFRC Adult RE email each Wednesday. Offering a short reading, this email provides a chance to pause, re-center and reflect for a few minutes midweek.

There is no charge for classes, open to ages 16+ unless noted. Childcare is available for all classes, please contact the organizer at least one week before the first class to arrange.