Adult Enrichment Summary
The class meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Child care is provided during that time.
The class is discussing the book, Chaos, Wonder, and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting. The book is a compilation of essays written by prominent writers of today. The essays offer testimony to the ways parenting transforms parents. Writers tell how the chaos, the wonder, and the pain of raising children helped them engage more deeply with life. The essays are not from any specific spiritual or religious tradition. Some writers are practicing Unitarian Universalists, Catholics, or Buddhists, while others claim no particular religious or spiritual affiliation.
The essays are organized around three themes - Waking, Struggles with Love, and Embracing Life. The editors of the book remind us that every person is either a parent of a child or the child of a parent. They state that “perhaps we can’t know who we really are, or what the holy is, without each other.” We are exploring that statement and the themes and essays in the book when we meet.
The Adult Enrichment Committee has conducted an assessment of congregational needs for the coming year and we will be tabulating the results of the survey in April and May. We will begin planning for next year in May and June. We will have new space and more space next year for adult enrichment and we want to make sure that we provide some of the offerings that you have suggested. The Adult Enrichment Committee is always open to having additional members, so if you are interested, contact Jean Wiant, CRE, Director of Lifespan Religious Education or Rev. Mark Hayes. It would be great to have you on the committee!