default_mobilelogo
new wp banner comp

UUCOC Events Calendar

January 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Check Out Our Regular Activities

Groups & Activities

Our Services

Sunday Services: 10:00am

Service Details

Upcoming Service:

T.B.A.

deeper banner

eNews Sign Up


Sign up for our mailing list to keep up with the latest news & events.

* indicates required field

View our previous emails.

 

Make donations to UUCOC securely online with Paypal:

 

Religious Exploration at the UUCOC

Youth Religious Education

Sunday Morning

10:00 am-11:15 am in the Hope Building
Youth RE takes place during the church service

All ages gather in the Hope Chapel for Kids' Church.
(The Zach Wahls Room)

Everyone then breaks into their age groups for classes

Nursery (Ages 3 & under): Olympia Brown Room
Ages 4-6: Annie Willis Room
Ages 7-12: James Reeb Room
Ages 13-18: Meet in the Henry David Thoreau Room
in the Charity Building

11:15 am-12:15 pm  Youth Service Projects Hour meets in the Hope Building

There's work to do in the Youth Garden for the 4th Saturday UUCOC Veggie Store,
KIVA Micro Lending, on-site service projects & work with local outreach programs.
A willingness to be a part of something bigger brings with it the wisdom of
our 7th Principle: INTERDEPENDENCE.

Talk Back

11:30 am-12:15 pm - Talk Back
Adults are welcome to participate in our "Talk Back" in the Sanctuary after the service.
We join together to check in with each other and discuss our perception and takeaways from the topic of the service.

 

Adult Religious Education

11:30 am-12:15 pm - Adult RE
Adult Religious Education will begin on February 3, 2019. and will be held every Sunday at 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Library. The goal of Adult RE is to educate and assist the adult congregants of UUCOC, and guests, on their spiritual journeys and to strengthen our bonds of community.

Adults are also encouraged to:

Walk the Labyrinth & the Sacred Grounds

Meditate in the Shambhala room of the Charity Building

Enjoy connecting in beloved commUUnity

Our upcoming programs are listed below.

Note that from Feb 10th to March 17th we will be presenting elements of "The New UU." This  program provides important tools to help congregations welcome, orient, and integrate newcomers into their faith communities. The program addresses the needs of newcomers who want to know more about who we are and what we believe. It provides opportunities for members of our congregation to share with newcomers what it means to them to be a Unitarian Universalist. It gives newcomers a chance to examine their own personal stories in the light of our Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage. It provides a chance for newcomers to the congregation and long-timers to connect. It provides an explicit invitation to become a member.

As one in the Tapestry of Faith series of curricula for adults, “The New UU” weaves Unitarian Universalist values, Principles, and Sources with four strands: spiritual development, ethical development, Unitarian Universalist identity development, and faith development.

And even if you’re not “new” to UU, this course is a wonderful refresher, so we invite you to join us, and share your experience with newer congregants.

From March 31st to May 12th we will be presenting an overview of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras." This series of workshops is meant to promote personal growth based on the Hindu Seven Chakra system. Using the book as a guide, we will learn about each of the chakras and how we might use them on our personal journeys. Handouts will be provided, so purchasing the book is not required.

While not strictly necessary, colors do have great significance for each of the chakras. So we encourage everyone to wear a color related to the chakra we’re covering and to bring something of that color to share on the altar we will build each day.

Upcoming Adult RE Programming

03 Feb 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

Belief-O-Matic! Bring your smart phones and join a group activity where we all take the (in)famous Belief-O-Matic online quiz, discussing questions about god, the afterlife, human nature, and more. What faith are you really? Belief-o-Matic can tell you!

 

10 Feb 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

Feb. 10: Workshop 1

Theology and Worship: This workshop is an opportunity to deepen relationships while learning more about Unitarian Universalism. Activities explain the process-oriented nature of the Unitarian Universalist approach to religion while presenting some of the basic theological understandings shared by most Unitarian Universalists.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

 

17 Feb 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

Feb. 17: Workshop 2

Where Do We Come From? UU Roots: This workshop offers a brief overview of Unitarian Universalist history, focusing on ideas and people more than on institutional and denominational structures. Participants interact with one another as they engage with the material, working in small groups to identify famous Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists. They learn stories from our Unitarian Universalist tradition and from our congregation's history.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit out Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

24 Feb 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

Feb. 24: Workshop 3

How We Grow in Faith - Philosophy of Religious Education: This workshop introduces the philosophy of Unitarian Universalist religious education, especially the concept of lifespan faith development as the search for truth and meaning that goes on throughout our lives. Activities emphasize the role of narrative and the need for religious education to provide ways to respond to all that life presents. Participants hear the experiences of congregants involved with our religious education program in a variety of different roles and capacities.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

03 Mar 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

March 3: Workshop 4

Social Justice Philosophy and Practice: The workshop provides an introduction to social justice work in a Unitarian Universalist context. Because the focus of Unitarian Universalists is on this life, and because we embrace such principles as justice and compassion, we feel compelled to live out our values by working for social justice. Participants will have a chance to hear about some of the experiences of a panel of social justice activists from your congregation, who will reflect on how that work relates to their religious path. The workshop explores the value of both action and reflection on that action as integral parts of social justice work as a religious and spiritual practice.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

10 Mar 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

March 10: Workshop 5

How Are Decisions Made? Governance and Polity: This workshop provides an overview of congregational polity and covenant, the foundational principles upon which Unitarian Universalist congregations are gathered and continue to exist as institutions. It will focus not on the mechanics of congregational structure and governance, but, rather the spiritual underpinnings of those structures, highlighting the role and importance of membership in a congregation.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

17 Mar 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

March 17: Workshop 6

Membership: This culminating workshop will tie up loose ends and help participants move into active membership, providing information regarding congregants’ rights and responsibilities as members of a UU congregation and answering any questions about Unitarian Universalism and the UUCOC.

This is part of "The New UU" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

24 Mar 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

Ostara

The Spring Equinox: Join us for a celebration day of the Spring Equinox. What is it? Who celebrates it? Are those CRAFTS? Why, yes, yes they are… Join us to learn about the holiday Ostara and have fun making decorations! We’ll be decorating paper mâché egg boxes. All craft supplies will be provided, but be advised, there’s paint so you might get messy.

Please Note: While I try to make many crafts available to our younger members, the boxes we are decorating are very small, and not very suitable for small children. This will be an adults-only activity.

 

31 Mar 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

March 31: Muladhara - The Root Chakra: Red

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

07 Apr 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

April 7: Svadhishana - The Sacral Chakra: Orange

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

14 Apr 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

April 14: Manipura - The Solar Plexus: Yellow

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

21 Apr 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

April 21: Anahata - The Heart Chakra: Green

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

28 Apr 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

April 28: Vishuddha - The Throat Chakra: (Light) Blue

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

05 May 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

May 5: Ajna - The Third Eye: Indigo (Dark Blue)

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

12 May 2019 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Adult Religious Exploration

May 12: Sahasrara -The Crown Chakra: Violet or White

This is part of "The Sevenfold Journey - Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit Through the Chakras" program - for additional details please visit our Religious Exploration page.

 

 

 

 

Nursery

The Nursery, located in the Olympia Brown Room of the Hope Building,
is open for babies & toddlers from 9:45 am - 12:30 pm.



Additional Information

For further information, please contact:

Annie McNamara
Director of Lifespan Religious Education
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beliefnet

Link to The New BeliefNet Website
Does your childhood religion still meet
your spiritual needs?

Check it out at beliefnet.com
Use their "Belief-o-Matic" quiz to find out
what your faith is now.