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.

Due to guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as our local health department, we have suspended all at-church programs through August. Some learning is continuing online.

The link to join is in our e-blast and you can also find the link here on Sunday morning.

10 AM July 12: Racism. Xenophobia. Genocide. Deportation. War Crimes. We have been hearing these words in current events. Indigenous Peoples suffered these actions when Europeans “settled” the “New World”.  Indigenous Peoples are still enduring treaty violations. Join us for a brief look at the UUA’s Common Read “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”, facilitated by Pat Smith.

10 AM July 19 & 26: Learning and Discussion about Taoism  Revelation is not sealed, nor is The Tao… “Life is a dance, you learn as you go… sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.” Join us in Adult RE for learning and discussion about Taoism with facilitator Peter Tran.

Got an idea for an adult religious education program? Submit it here

Want to join our Adult RE planning team? Drop a message to AdultRE@emersonhouston.org. Our next team meeting is online in July!

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.”

Recurring Activities

Poetry Group 
A casual gathering of those who love poetry. Bring something you have written or a poem you wish you had written. Poetry Group meets online on Third Sunday afternoons. Contact Larry Kelly for more information.

Beginners’ Meditation Practice
Every Monday from 7-8:15 p.m. online. 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 more information, contact Marci Collier.

For many additional ways to grow in mind and spirit, check out our Connections pages.