You are cordially invited to join our classes and activities that are of interest to you and to be part of our multi-generational Lifespan Faith Development program, which offers education and spiritual support to those of all ages. We offer classes to deepen the understanding of our faith, our history, and our connections. They are also a great way to get to know others and to become actively involved in this wonderful church and community.
Classes are open to everyone and there are no prerequisites. There is usually a $5.00 administrative fee requested for a class series, unless otherwise noted, and there may be a charge for materials. Waivers for financial hardship are available by speaking to our Minister or our Program Coordinator.
Please sign up for adult classes and programs in the book on the table in our alcove or you may register by printing out and sending in the Registration Form. If you have any questions about our program, want more information, or want to suggest a class, please contact Chuck Herbert, our Adult Education Program Coordinator, or Peggy Smith, the LFD Director.
Famous UUs Class
The Famous UUs class meets every two months on the second Saturday of the month and covers six UUs a year. This year focuses on the 1800s. Anyone who has an interest in specific famous UUs and an interest in facilitating this class, please contact Betty Kirk. The class is open to the public.
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Fridays, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m., every two weeks began on March 15, 2013. Contact: Betty Kirk. We are again teaming up with the Sussex County League of Women Voters to present an eight-session biweekly discussion group focusing on current foreign policy issues. The Foreign Policy Association has selected the following topics for 2013: Future of the Euro, Egypt, NATO, Myanmar and Southeast Asia, Humanitarian Intervention, Iran, China in Africa, and Threat Assessment. Books may be ordered online from www.greatdecisions.org. The class format is to view each issue on DVD, followed by a discussion based on the DVD and the reading for that week. You may attend one or more sessions.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and ongoing. Certified Zumba Instructor: Sally Crouch
Zumba is aerobic dancing to Latin and world music; it’s having fun without realizing you’re getting a good workout. This particular class will be taught at a very basic, introductory level. Steps will be introduced slowly and at a low impact. The bottom line is we want to have a lot of fun. When you hear the music, it’ll be hard not to jump right up and get out there and dance. If you can’t do the footwork, just move your arms, if you can’t do the arm-work, just move your feet! Are you ready to Zumba? Wear loose fitting clothes and shoes that have support but allow you to move easily. A $5.00 administrative fee is requested for a class series.
UU Orientation Class
If you are considering membership to UUSD, please email Jean Charles your name and a phone number. This class will take place some Sunday in June after services and will last about an hour and half. The date will be determined by the people attending. This class is mandatory before signing the membership book.
Articulating Your Religious Faith
How do you explain your religious faith to your family, your friends, and yourself? Do you have an elevator speech about Unitarian Universalism? How do others in our community explain their faith? Reverend Smith leads a course that allows you to consider and discuss your religious faith and maybe even come up with an elevator speech. Facilitator: Reverend D. Michael Smith
Facebook 101 Class
This is an introductory class for those who want hand-on training. If you have a laptop, please bring it with you. The class is offered by Peggy Smith, our lead Facebook administrator. There is a $5.00 administrative fee for handouts and supplies. Facilitator: Peggy Smith, contact her at 302-362-2771.
In March 2013, Facilitators Kris Acker and Peggy Smith led a three-session class where members learned about the Doctrine of Discovery, the impact of our immigration policy on various sectors of the community, how our immigration policy is broken, and how immigrants affect our economy just as our country is enacting immigration reform. Some participants also read Death of Josseline by Margaret Regan.
UU History Class
Unitarianism and Universalism have deep roots in the history of religious evolution in Western society going back two thousand years. But many UUs are not fully aware of this history and its connection to our denomination today. In four 2-hour sessions, our goal is to connect the development of Unitarian and Universalist thinking to the issues that gave rise to religious dissent and change over time. A booklet containing the readings is provided to all participants at the first session. Facilitator: Ron Schaeffer.