Adult Programs

UUCF ADULT RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION CLASSES – SUMMER 2018

To register for all classes, contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org or 559.322.6146 x12.

** Childcare is available for all Adult Religious Exploration offerings. Please let Katie Hymans know ahead of time if you are planning to utilize the childcare so we can be sure to have it set up and/or can let the childcare providers know ahead of time that they don’t need to come.

Faith and Film: War, Loss and the Gold Star Children

Thursday, July 19

Thursday Morning Session (10 am – noon)

Thursday Evening Session: (7 pm – 9 pm)

Rev. Tim Kutzmark, Facilitator

Join Rev. Tim to watch and discuss Gold Star Children, a powerful documentary film about child survivors of war casualties, written and directed by Mitty Griffis Mirrer, a gold star child herself. The film is a first-person narrative told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, who lost her father in the Iraq war, and the adult-children survivors of the Vietnam War.  We’ll then discuss the intertwined realities we all face—love, loss, and grief—that are complicated by issues of war and the American culture of violence.

 

Deepening Your Unitarian Universalist Spirituality

Tuesday, August 21 and 28

Tuesday Morning Class (10 am – noon)

Tuesday Evening Class: (7 pm – 9 pm)

Rev. Tim Kutzmark, Facilitator

Join Rev. Tim and explore your spiritual life from a Unitarian Universalist perspective.  A multi-sensory experience, we’ll open our hearts to the Spirit of Life and deepen our connection to self, others, and how we make meaning.

 ONGOING SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Sarayu Yoga  

Certified instruction in the techniques and spiritual practice of Sarayu Yoga. Designed for all ability levels. Includes brief meditation, breath work, energization exercises and hatha yoga asanas. Donations accepted toward UUCF Building Fund. Childcare available on Thursdays, when requested.

Every Monday, 6:30-8:00pm and Thursday, 5:00-6:15pm (Check church calendar for cancelled dates.)

Location:  UUCF Sanctuary

Facilitator: Jenny Rohan, 855-4472, sarayuyoga@gmail.com

Fresno UU Buddhist Fellowship

The Dharma Without Dogma Sangha is an inclusive meditation and study group in which the participants feel an affinity with UU principles and Buddhism. All Buddhist practices are welcome, as well as all interested individuals. Democratic decision-making is followed in this peer-led group in order to create a safe and accepting environment.

Every Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm

Location:  UUCF Sanctuary

Contact:  Linda Mack

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Earth Centered Unitarian Universalists (ECUU)

ECUU gathers to celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year with Wiccan/Pagan style rituals and get-togethers. Generally, we discuss the holiday and its origins, and how it can relate to Unitarian Universalism, We always include a craft and/or spell to go along with the theme of the sabbat, and do a ritual that follows a general Wiccan structure. All paths and seekers are welcome! No registration necessary.

Meeting times depend on the holiday. Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/ECUUFresno/  for updates.

Location: Youth Room

Contact: Cynthia Malm

Unitarian Universalist Humanists of Fresno

UUHF gathers monthly to connect with other Humanists and expand our understanding of our Humanist beliefs. Guest speakers are invited who have knowledge and expertise in particular areas. All are welcome. No registration necessary.

Third Sundays of the month, 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Youth Room

Contact: Devin Carroll