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YOu know how much I hate to brag… but Adult Programs at my church are worth crowing about

Associate Minister’s Annual Report, Part 1

We have a congregational meeting this Sunday, May 20.  In anticipation of that, I’ve been talking with folks and thinking about a summary of some of the many changes we have experienced and made happen at UUSS.  My areas include Child/Youth Religious Education,  All-Ages Community Building, Management of Administrative and R.E. Staff (including facilities and finance-related matters), New Member Orientations and support of our great Greeters/Ushers, and Adult Enrichment.

Here is a list of the many adult programs we have hosted in the past 12 months, give or take.  Since I am going to Boston for meetings of the grants panel on which I serve, I may not be able to add other reports before Sunday.

Continuous Classes and Groups

UU Readers Book Discussion (monthly)

Poetry Circle (monthly, no longer meeting)

Fencing (semi monthly, no longer meeting)

Tai Chi

Easy Yoga

Chair Yoga

Saturday Meditation (monthly, no longer meeting)

Prayer Circle (drop-in, starts June)

Strangers’ Feasts (circle suppers, starts again in fall)

Documentary Film Club (monthly, no longer meeting)

Women’s Group  (semi monthly)

Gen’X Boomers Fellowship Group

Walkers and Talkers (weekly)


Time-Limited Courses and Series

Immigration as a Moral Issue

Health Care Reform

Vegetarian Cooking

God and Consciousness

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (2 series)

Palestine/Israel Study Group

Atheist Spirituality

Prayer Circle

Health Care Action Study

Photo Magic for Dummies

Journal and Journey

Soulful Sundown

Global Garden of Unitarian Universalism

God, Consciousness, and Spiritual Literacy

Discussion of “The Power of Now” (starts in May)


One-Time Discussions/Presentations

Introduction to the Mormon Religion (June 3)

Summer post-sermon discussions

Unitarian Universalist Heritage and Identity (August 5)

1568 to Today:  Unitarians in Transylvania  (May 29)

Slide Show and Conversation about UU churches in the Philippines

Related Activities to Appreciate,  but not Organized by Adult Enrichment

Newcomers’ Orientation to Membership (3 series/year)

Betty Ch’maj Event with Meg Barnhouse & Kiya Heartwood (April 28)

Alliance Program (monthly, September through May)

Social Responsibility Network:  Beyond these Walls (monthly speakers)

Spiritual Grounding for Leadership (application only)

Congregational Conversations (first Sunday of every month, September through May)

Sunday Soups (twice monthly, winter months)

Theater One performances (two plays yearly, plus one summer worship service)

CUUPS Labyrinth Walks

CUUPS Pagan Holiday Ritual Celebrations

Interweave’s Facilitation of a UUSS presence at LGBT Pride Parade and Fair (June 2)

Attendance of Staff, Lay Leaders and Minister at District Assembly (Pacific Central District, UUA)

What did I leave out that you remember from the past year?









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