Adult Faith Exploration Programs
Currently we are holding classes in person and on Zoom.
Most of our adult classes are open to the public. The teachers are members of the congregation and invited speakers who want to explore thought-provoking topics.
AFE is also looking for new committee members who can help us design and execute our emerging program. If you are interested, please contact us at AdultFaithExp@uussd.org.
- Deepen the understanding of our faith and its history
- Explore other religious philosophies and their role in our spiritual growth
- Strengthen our connections with each other, other faiths, and the world
- Provide opportunities to enrich our spiritual paths
- The process for registering is usually described in information about the course.
- Contact Betty Kirk at AdultFaithExp@uussd.org for more information.
Current and Upcoming Classes
A UU Tuneup — New Class, March 8, 15, and 22 — in person; and March 9, 16, and 23 on Zoom
A new UU class, or, as our new name suggests, “A UU Tuneup” class is being offered in person on Wednesdays at noon on March 8, 15, and 22 at UUSD, and via Zoom on Thursdays March 9, 16, and 23 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Rev. Heather, Kim King, and Betty Kirk will provide challenges and opportunities for aspiring, new, and seasoned UUs to explore their spiritual paths — past, present, and future.
Adult Ed – UU Tuneup – March 8, 15, 22 in person at noon; March 9, 16, 23 via Zoom from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
A UU Tune–up class is being offered in person on Wednesdays at noon on March 8, 15, and 22 at UUSD, and via Zoom on Thursdays March 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The in-person class is limited to 16 people. […]
Adult Ed – Living in the Eye of the Storm Amidst Chaos – Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at UUSD
During our lifetime each of us faces major life challenges. This class explores the importance of identifying significant lifelines, creating a community of personal support, and effectively choosing a path from available options. Kim King, author of Thriving: Facing Cancer with Faith, Positivity and Serenity will share her journey with lung cancer. We will use Kim’s book as […]
Adult Ed – Coping with Loss and New Opportunities in Retirement – Saturdays, April 15 and 29 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon at UUSD
Coping with Loss and New Opportunities in Retirement will take place on two Saturdays, April 15 and 29 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at UUSD. The class will be facilitated by Mary Quigley, LCSW.
The purpose of this class is to identify what we give up in retirement – like loss of work, identity, friends, homes, and […]
Adult Ed – Darwin Day Celebration – Saturday, February 11
UUSD held its eighth Darwin Day celebration online from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, February 11, via Zoom. Professor Carla Guerrón Montero addressed the topic: “Darwin Was an Ecotourist: Evolution, Conservation, and Tourism in the Enchanted Island.” .
Carla Guerrón Montero is an applied cultural anthropologist […]
Adult Class – The Four Agreements, a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Mondays, November 7 & 14 from 10:00 a.m. – noon
This enjoyable and fascinating book has sold 9,000,000 copies in the United States and another 7,000,000 copies worldwide. Ruiz discusses how many of our current beliefs are not ours but ones we were taught as rules to follow. This includes areas such as racism, religion, definition of success, and many other personal assumptions we may or may not live […]
Adult Ed – Metta Meditation Class- Saturday, April 1 from 3:00-4:30 at UUSD
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD), 30486 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes, will host an in-person Buddhist metta meditation on Saturday, April 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. Rev. Sue Greer, Ordained Spiritual Life Minister and UUSD Friend, will lead the metta meditation. No prior meditation experience is required.
Rev. Greer says, “If practiced, the metta meditation can […]
Anatomy of the Energetic Body – Adult Faith Exploration Class – Saturday, June 4 from 1 – 5 p.m.
This one-session class is intended to discuss how chakras act as gatekeepers to our interactions with nature, stress, and the outside world as well as help us maintain a healthy internal balance. It will be held in person (COVID conditions allowing) at UUSD and led by Rev. Sue Greer on Saturdau, June 4 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Our bodies are ultimately made of the frequencies […]
New Adult Class: Religious Humanism – Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Adult Faith Exploration will offer a one session class on Religious Humanism on Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.
Charles Bittner, MDiv, MA, a UUSD member, will present ideas from the book Becoming More Fully Human, Religious Humanism as a Way of Life by William R. Murry, a Unitarian Universalist Minister and former President and Academic Dean […]
NEW: Recording of Darwin Day Celebration is available.
A recording of our seventh Darwin Day Celebration is available here. The Access Passcode is m=jTB1kM.
Harry Dillner, instructor of the well-known “What Darwin Didn’t Know” class at the University of Delaware’s Osher Life-Long Learning Institute, discussed the role that DNA has played in helping scientists better understand the evolution of humans. To read more about this program and Mr. Dillner, click here.
Introduction to the Medicine Wheel as an Object of Wholeness—March 19 at 3:00 p.m.
This one-session class will be facilitated by Rev. Sue Greer and held in the UUSD Sanctuary, COVID conditions allowing, on Saturday, March 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Masks will be required.
The medicine wheel has been used in many cultures as a model for an awakened life. Emphasizing its connection to Lakota and Cherokee cultures, Rev. Greer will explain how it can be used to connect us to the rhythm […]
Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners: Saturdays, January 15 & 22, 2022, 3:00 p.m. on Zoom Only
This two-session class will cover a basic introduction to Buddhist mindfulness meditation and provide the basic tools that will help deepen self-awareness and provide the foundation for mindfulness practice through seated, walking, and supine meditation positions. Using these practices, the second class will introduce metta meditation, focusing on loving kindness, which is the first of the four foundations of Buddhism — love, equanimity, […]
Writing Your Spiritual Journey, Rev. Heather, Jan. 14 and 21, 10am to noon, in-person.