Adult Religious Education
Whether you are a newcomer or a longtime Emersonian, whether you are interested in probing life’s most persistent questions or finding out what others think about today’s news, we have something for you here.
Emerson offers lectures and discussions to encourage life-long spiritual growth. These classes are free and open to the public, providing spiritual nourishment to the community.
PotpoUUri (10 AM, Room 205, unless otherwise noted)
March 1- “Defeating the Political Strategy of Divide and Conquer”
The desire for respect, fairness, opportunity, and freedom in our lives unites as Americans. To defeat political strategies that seek to divide us requires a focus on our common values. Ellen Norton will present an overview, followed by open discussion.
March 8 – Where do you find sources of courage after failing or after a defeat? This facilitated contemplative dialogue will go deeper into our monthly focus of courage.
March 15 – 9:30 AM Legal & Financial Security at the End of Life with Tom McCulloch, sponsored by Emerson’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Team
March 22 – 10 AM “Thoughts from a voter registrar” with Edna Kelly
12:30-4:30 PM in Westwood Hall “Constructive Dialogue Across the Political Divide” workshop with David Throop
March 29 – 10 AM Origin of Life with David May
9:30 AM in Room 204 Advanced Planning & End of Life Autonomy with Janet Jackson McCulloch, sponsored by Emerson’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Team
White Fragility Book Discussion – March 8, 15, 29, and April 5
A 4-week discussion inviting white people to examine and discuss the ideas presented in Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, facilitated by our own Patti Withers.
12:30 to 2 PM each week, brown bag lunches welcome. Space is limited – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing up in The Gathering Place.
Poetry Group meets next on March 15th @9:45 AM in Room 204.
Free childcare is available during Sunday morning activities, please email or give us a call (713-782-8250) to check on availability. Our nursery provides care for infants and toddlers and is staffed by childcare professionals.
Got an idea for an adult religious education program? Submit it here.
Want to join our Adult RE planning team? Our next meeting is 12:30 PM on March 15th. We’ll talk about ideas for Summer and Fall programs.
Our goal is not to provide all of the answers, but to aid in setting people on the path to discovery. In the spirit of the Fourth Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association…“We covenant to affirm and promote…A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
A casual gathering of those who love poetry. Bring something you have written or a poem you wish you had written. Poetry Group meets on the third Sunday of the month in Room 204, 9:45 to 10:50 AM.
Beginners’ Meditation Practice
Every Monday from 7-8:15 p.m. in Room 208. We welcome people from all backgrounds and spiritual practices. We typically practice silent meditation, but may try other forms such as guided meditation or walking meditation. We are all learning from each other.
For many additional ways to grow in mind and spirit, check out our Connections pages.