Faith Development

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Exploring UU Classes (not scheduled at this time)

Want to know more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCLR in particular?   Rev Jan guides this class as participants explore questions and share experiences.  Always great conversations!  A light lunch is served and childcare is available. You may sign up at church in the foyer or email the office: uuclr at  Watch for future classes in the church calendar or Outer Circle.

Faith Development Offering with Rev. Jan

Join Rev. Jan for monthly “drop-in, come when you can” gatherings devoted to exploring contemporary essays and short stories. These discussion groups will meet monthly on the dates below from 12:15 to 1:15 and will run through June 2018. Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion groups.

"How Do You See It?": Exploration of Essays  
As we read each essay on our own, we will ask, “How do I see it?” and then when we gather, we will invite one another to answer the question, “How do you see it?”

Best American Essays 2015 edited by Ariel Levy
November 13 - "My Uniform" by Cheryl Strayed
December 19 - " It Will Look Like a Sunset" by Kelly Sundberg
Best American Essays 2017 edited by Leslie Jamison
January 30 - "Two Shallow Graves" by Jason Arment
February 20 - "The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin" by Rachel Ghansah
March 20 - "White Horse" by Eliese Goldbach
April 17 - "The City That Bleeds" by Lawrence Jackson
May 22 - "We Are Orphans Here" by Rachel Kushner
June 19 - "What Came Before the Big Bang" by Alan Lightman

"Listening for God": Exploration of Short Stories
The group will probe contemporary short fiction for insights, both spiritual and intellectual, about what it means to be human. The format is based on a long-used adult faith development model called “Listening for God."

Best American Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer
November 7 - "Maidencane" by Chad B. Anderson
December 5 - "Are We Not Men?" by T.C. Boyle
January 16 - "God's Work" by Kevin Canty
February 6 - "A Small Sacrifice for an Enormouse Happiness" by Jai Chakrabarti
March 6 - "Arcadia" by Emma Cline
April 3 - "Hog for Sorrow" by Leopoldine Core
May 1 - "Campoamor" by Patricia Engel
June 5 - "Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain" by Danielle Evans