Come explore your spiritual life while also strengthening ties with other Peoples people. We're hosting a series of workshops for adult faith development called Lifespan on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from September 14 through May 2017. The workshops will be facilitated by Amber Todd and Danny Booth and will begin at 7:00 PM in the Ely Room across from the Sanctuary. Click here to find out when the next session will be, or read on to learn more about the curricula and see a list of workshop topics.
When we develop in faith, we develop as meaning-makers. Faith is not about accepting impossible ideas. Rather, faith is about embracing life's possibilities, growing in our sense of being "at home in the universe." Faith is practiced in relationship with others—it has personal dimensions, but it is best supported by a community of shared symbols, stories, values, and meaning. This strand—faith development—emphasizes each person's religious journey as a participant in a faith community and faith tradition, and each person's lifelong process of bringing head, heart, and hands to what is of ultimate meaning and value.
Each of these strands is woven, to some degree, in each of the Spirit in Practice workshops, even though the primary focus of this resource is spiritual development. May these workshops come to life in your hands and in the hearts, minds, and spirits of those you teach.
Spirit of Life workshops offer participants space, time, and community to explore their Unitarian Universalist spirituality. Each focuses on a different aspect of the spiritual life, framed by the lyrics of Carolyn McDade’s song “Spirit of Life.” Like the song, the workshops are designed to be welcoming to Unitarian Universalists of many spiritual and theological persuasions. Participants are invited to claim an inclusive definition of spirituality and recognize the spiritual aspects of their lives. Reflecting, speaking, and listening are core activities in each workshop.