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 December. 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.

Upcoming 10 AM Offerings

October 4    Existentialism & Religion, Part 2, led by Mike Condit

We continue our discussion of Existentialism by examining Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

October 11   Self-care During the Pandemic, led by April Smith and Ian Sachs of our Lay Pastoral Ministry Team

October 18   Same Ocean, Different Vessels – Navigating Grief, a discussion led by Dori Wolfe

October 25   The Cognitive Revolution, led by David May

Homo sapiens were an animal of no significance, until about 70,000 years ago. What happened? Why are we still here?

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 October 15th!

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.