Our minister and our adult RE coordinators orchestrate our Adult Education Program. We offer new and exciting education opportunities every year.

If you are new to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, please plan to attend an Inquirer’s Conversation.

Inquirer’s Conversations are held on the first Sunday of every month, at 12:30, after the second service. A small group will meet in the minister’s office to listen, ask questions, and share anything they wish to share about their personal spiritual journeys. Childcare is available. No RSVP necessary.

Other Adult Education Opportunities are listed below.   For each of these classes, you may register online, or use the sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Need child care? Please notify Linda Weaver at least one week prior to your class.

TELLING OUR STORY : Saturday, October 7,  9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Join Interim Minister Wayne Arnason for a start-event introducing the stages and tasks of an interim ministry. Intended for recent and long-term members, we will uncover what we know of our common congregational story through the lens of our personal stories.

TALKING UU  – Sunday October 8, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
An after-church intensive with Rev. Wayne, with coffee hour snacks!   You’re newly attending this congregation and a relative wants to know what these UUs believe. You’re a long-time member and a new co-worker asks about churches in the area. “UU?? -what’s that??”  Newcomers and long timers alike will enjoy this fast paced intro to UU basics designed to make you more articulate about your UU faith.

TEXT ME!!  – Saturday October 14,  10:00 AM – Noon
Do UU’s use any sacred text??  I thought we weren’t Biblically-based?  Since we’re a free religion, we can draw on any sacred text, right?  Aren’t they all saying the same things?  Join Rev. Wayne Arnason and  Rev. Kathleen Rolenz for a jointly-led adult class on how religious liberals use “sacred text” all the time, sometimes without even knowing it. Reverends Kathleen and Wayne will follow up this class with two sermons on Oct. 15 and 22, each based on a sacred text.

TENDING THE FLAME: PARENT EDUCATION– Sundays October 15, October 22, November 12, 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Gather with other parents and guardians to learn what it means to be a UU parent and to share ideas for making the most of everyday moments. As your child’s primary religious educator, you can help them develop skills to face the struggles of life and experience a richer spirituality. Based on the book Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting by Michelle Richards.