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)
- January 19 – Who Were the Stoics? Stoicism is a philosophy that developed after 300 BCE in the Hellenistic world and became the major philosophy of the Roman Empire. Even though today we often think of “stoics” as those who do not complain about pain or misfortune, Stoicism as a philosophy and way of life emphasized cosmic and natural law, materiality, rationality, and control of emotions and passions. There are distinct similarities to Unitarian Universalist approaches to life. Presented by Michael Condit
- January 26 – Pathways to Authoritarianism – Some 20th and 21st century elected leaders have turned their countries into autocracies, becoming democracies in name only. Does President Trump use some of the same techniques techniques as these autocratic leaders? If so, will our constitutional checks and balances be effective? Contrary views are welcome. Attorney and long-time Emersonian Larry Huelbig shares his insights.
Poetry Group meets next on January 19th @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 January 19th.
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.