The Lifespan Learning programming is generally held from 11:30 to 12:30 on Sunday mornings after the regular service is over.Â There are generally a number of programs to choose from, such as Voluntary Simplicity, or a PQRST (Pretty Quick Rehash of the Sermon Topic), sometimes with the minister in attendance.Â Join us for one or more of these offerings.Â Lifespan Learning programming is generally organized around one of four areas; faith development, spiritual growth, academic/intellectual interests or topical subject.
Offerings include one-time events as well as courses that span weeks or months. All are designed to promote personal and spiritual growth and engage participants in a range of experiences that reflect our Unitarian Universalist principles and faith. We're saving a seat at the table for you, whether your interest is sharing a particular passion or talent via an Adult Enrichment offering or helping to plan programs.
2013 Voluntary Simplicity
Nov 24 - Room 6, Voluntary Simplicity Group, Guest Speaker Diane Kurtz
Diane Kurtz was raised reducing, reusing, and recycling and has many simple, creative ideas for sustainable living and avoiding the excessive wastefulness that is everywhere! She makes all of her own cleaning and grooming products, many natural â€śmedicinesâ€ť, has almost completely eliminated the use of any disposable products in her home, avoids buying pre-packaged/processed foods, has reusable bags/containers for most products she does bring home and tries finding creative ways for using things that otherwise get tossed
The World Religions, facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes
An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the worldâ€™s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1. Books will be available for $13.50 each.
More info: Rev. Mark Hayes
RE Parents Group Book Discusssion, led by Jean Wiant
11:30 in Room 6 on the 2nd Sundays of each month
This year we are reading and discussing Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, MEd. Books can be purchased for $12 at the Open House or from Jean on Sunday mornings.
More info: Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Getting to Know UU
11:15am in Room 2 on the 1st Sunday of each month
11:30 in Room 6 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month
How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?Â Â What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?
Join Bob Flatley and Kelle Kersten to discuss forming a group at UUFCC that will meet regularly to explore and support the inner dimension of creating a sustainable and just world.Â We plan to use Carolyn Bakerâ€™s book Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition as a focus for the meetings.
Social Justice Offerings
Nov 3 in Room B - Alternatives to Violence Program: What is it, how can you get involved?
Speakers: Dorothy Habecker, Jessica Arends, Campbell PlowdenAlternatives to Violence is a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth. Our mission is to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation and trust. Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual base, AVP encourages every personâ€™s innate power to positively transform themselves and the world. AVP offers trainings in communities, schools and prisons. Jessica Arrends, Dorothy Habecker and Campbell Plowden are members of the local AVP chapter and are currently doing workshops in McKean federal prison in Bradford, PA.
Nov 3 in Room A - Mindfulness: Itâ€™s More Than Meditation
Presented by JoAnn Gibson
While meditation is one of the skills used to develop mindfulness, other methods are also effective. Mindfulness encompasses many practices that will help you achieve a heightened state of awareness. Mindfulness is a choice to live your life with consciousness, intention and compassion. This introduction will explore some of the roots, techniques, and values of the mindfulness lifestyle. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Community room.