The Learning Journey offers adult faith exploration and development classes and forums throughout the year led by experienced facilitators. If you wish to suggest or teach a class, please contact Learning Journey chair, Tanya Webster at learningjourney@uufrc.org.

There is no charge for classes, open to ages 16+ unless noted or otherwise arranged with the instructor. Childcare is available for classes; Please request at least one week before the first class to arrange.

Upcoming Learning Journey Classes & Events

  • Learning Journey Course: Spiritual Autobiography offered January 2019

    As part of the Voices of UUFRC series, member Beth Harrison will lead an introductory spiritual autobiography course in January 2019.  Through writing, meditations and exercises, explore your life’s events and relationships to find patterns and meaning.  The four sessions will focus on themes of childhood, rites of passage, relationships, loss, and transcendence.  All adults are welcome regardless of your level of experience in writing. Please come willing to use writing as a means of reflection.

    The course meets: Wednesdays January 9th – 30th from 7:00–9:00 pm.  We will meet at Beth’s house in San Carlos.  As this is a covenanted class, please make sure you can attend all four meetings before you register.

    Please email Beth at harharbp@gmail.com for more information before registering. Class size is limited; there will be a waiting list if the class fills early.

    Note: if you already have a spiritual writing practice and would like to join an existing writing group, please contact Beth as well.

  • Finding Your Spiritual Voice (Voices of UUFRC)

    Six Saturdays, Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 & 20, May 4 & 18. 10am-12:30pm.

    “Finding Your Spiritual Voice” was first developed and taught to members of the Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda (an entirely lay-led congregation) 4 years ago.

    Members of the Live Oak’s worship team wanted to deepen their ability to create meaningful worship, and discovered the wonderful textbook by UU minister Erika Hewitt entitled The Shared Pulpit on which the course is based. The class was composed of the lay worship team as well as other members of the Live Oak congregation who wanted to explore their own spirituality in a workshop setting, and everyone who took the course when it was first offered found it to be so profoundly moving, that when it was offered again two years later, more than half of the original class took it again.

    There are writing assignments between sessions, and lots of practical advice and technical tips, as well as many moments of levity and personal discovery. Kate Hand has been both a student and a teacher of this course, and recommends it to anyone who wishes to deepen their spiritual journey, and especially to those who may wish to share that journey from the pulpit of UUFRC. The class is limited to 8 students.

    Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/wVcj0snO9qog7Fju1