Adult Enrichment Programs
The Adult Enrichment programs of UUCS are created to support the wider mission of the church to Create Community, Find Meaning and Work for Justice. Our programs are presented for adults to give us the chance to go deeper – intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. Utilizing curriculum recommended by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the expertise of our community and individual members, our goal is to provide quality, relevant and meaningful experiences, instruction and discussion to our adult members.
All of our groups are currently meeting on ZOOM. Please check your email for the weekly Zoom links email sent to UUCS Members and Friends or contact the meeting host for more information.
Buddhist Meditation – Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
This fall we are starting the 13th year of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation classes taught by nuns from Sravasti Abbey. We are deeply grateful for their willingness to work with us all theses years! We now meet VIA ZOOM. Beginners and drop-ins are always welcome. Each class includes two meditation sessions, homework, discussion/questions, and reflection on the book, “Awaken Every Day” by Thubten Chodron, the abbess of Sravasti Abbey, though it is not necessary to have the book or to have read it. Contact Cindy Cilyo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
To attend the Zoom class, you must register by filling out the registration form here: https://forms.gle/v2HV51EC1TfagQY96. After you register, you will be sent the information that you need to access the class. Each Monday morning you’ll receive a new meeting link and password. You only need to register once. If you don’t get a link by late Monday morning, email email@example.com.
Problem Solvers – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
The Problem Solvers Group meets weekly VIA ZOOM, so bring your coffee and a snack. Because of the meeting time most members are retired. Topics are brought in by each of us. We discuss unsolvable issues and still we talk. We share information about events we’ve attended and those coming up. We are all engaged and active in life! Most are well read and educated. We talk about books read and share titles. Anywhere from 6 to 16 people show up each week. Usually there are 10–12. It is always interesting. A reminder is sent by email to the group.
For more information contact Ann Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Talkers – First Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Talkers is a small group ministry. We now meet VIA ZOOM. Each person gets to talk about what’s been going on since our last gathering. We welcome guests and new members. Most of our members have been getting together for five or more years. We read poetry, some of which is original -written by members. Some of the topics have included family, finances, favorite places, grief, where we were born, and preparing for Christmas. Most members are retired and are still involved in and full of life! We have children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. We try to do a service project every year.
For more information contact Ann Donahue at email@example.com.
Thursday Talkers – Third THURSDAY of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday Talkers is a small group ministry, same at Tuesday talkers, another opportunity to meet together. We meet VIA ZOOM. Each person gets to talk about what’s been going on since our last gathering. We welcome guests and new members. Most of our members have been getting together for five or more years. We read poetry, some of which is original -written by members. Some of the topics have included family, finances, favorite places, grief, where we were born, and preparing for Christmas. Most members are retired and are still involved in and full of life! We have children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. We try to do a service project every year.
For more information contact Ann Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerdcera Dojo – Every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
The Kerdcera Dojo means, “The practice of heart and mind,” now meets VIA ZOOM. Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof and Dr. Candace Schmidt guide participants in the practice of logic and Emotional Intelligence techniques. For the Zoom link, please contact email@example.com
Touchstones Discussion Group –
In this group we will be reviewing and discussing the topics included in the Touchstones monthly journal. Touchstones facilitates worship and lifespan programs, deepens understandings of Unitarian Universalism, enriches a congregation’s sense of religious community, provides extensive resources to facilitate shared ministry, and encourages collaboration. Touchstones’ whole-church approach creates a synergy that can foster renewed vision as the congregation works to bring the congregation of tomorrow into being.
Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please check the weekly Zoom meeting email or contact Gordon Diddens for the meeting links as we are currently meeting via zoom. Please find the link and pdf for each month in the all church email. Facilitated by Gordon Diddens. For questions please contact him at
(408) 966-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2020-2021 upcoming topics CLICK HERE
November Journal – Spirituality
December Journal – Kindness
January Journal – Consolidation and Desolation
February Journal – Mercy
March Journal – Respect
April Journal – Mindfulness
May Journal – Acceptance
June Journal – Care of the Soul July Journal – Journey
UUCS Women’s Book Group – Third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.
NOW VIA ZOOM! Watch in the weekly SUUN for monthly reading selections.
Please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at email@example.com for more information.
Memoir Writing Class – DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Memoir Writing meets the second Sunday of each month 9:15–10:30 a.m. in the Young room. Open to all writers, with an emphasis on memoir writing. Bring any new writing you’d like to work on and/or share. Contact: Wesley Schantz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafting for Charity – Third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.
DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Crafting for Charity! This new group normally meets in the Cummings room. Please check our weekly SUUN for notification when sessions resume. We meet up to craft together on projects to help out the greater world while growing friendships within our community here at UUCS. Please join us for any or all of the meeting time, and feel free to bring a friend. Snacks and coffee are served.
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