Adult Classes


Lifelong Learners

Horizon offers adults opportunities to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and spirit. Classes range from one-session workshops to semester-long courses.

For more information or to enroll in a class, email Lauren Daniell, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, at dlre@horizonuu.org.


 

Sundays, 9-10:10 am

Horizon Library

Adult Religious Exploration Forum

Our weekly facilitators bring topics that motivate us spiritually and challenge us intellectually. Topics, guest presenters, and class focus varies from week to week. Drop-ins welcome.  are@horizonuu.org


 

Current Series:

March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28

Sundays, 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Sanctuary

Inquirers Series

Offered multiple times a year, the Inquirers’ Series is designed for those interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and Horizon. This five-part series of classes is offered multiple times a year. The topics include: Q&A with the Minister and Education Director; Caring and Connecting; Social Action and Community Service; Pastoral Care and Small Groups; and Congregational Life & Membership 101. The classes do not need to be taken in a specific order.

You don’t need to sign up in advance, just come and attend. Childcare is provided at no cost. Light snacks are served in the fellowship hall. You are welcome to bring a snack and drink to the class. 

membership@horizonuu.org


 

March 5, 19 & 26

Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

Sermon Writing for Lay People

Join Rev. Lora to gain experience writing and preaching a full-length sermon. Participants will  learn about the theory and theology of preaching, then practice writing and speaking with authenticity. This course is open to anyone interested in deepening their spirituality and exploring their own personal lay ministry regardless of experience with writing or public speaking.


 

March 24, 31 & April 3

Sundays, 12-2 PM

Wednesday, 7-9 PM

Building Theology Together

In our free Unitarian Universalist faith, individuals find their own spiritual path – what is yours?  In this course you will explore life’s great theological questions and discern the fundamental religious beliefs, values and convictions that inform and direct your life.


 

April 17, 24 & May 1

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm   

Credo Writing

Credo Writing  for Adults is a set of three workshops designed for you to explore your spiritual journey and religious identity. You will reflect on how you got to now, engage with texts as they relate to your spiritual life, and craft a statement about who you are as a person of faith.  In addition, you will be invited to present your credo to the congregation before the Heritage Trip to Boston in September.


 

Dates & Times TBD

Themes from UU History

This course provides an in-depth look at the people, movements and events which helped shape Unitarian Universalism into the faith it is today.  Not only will we learn about figures such as Olympia Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing and Lucile Shuck Longview, but explore how these individuals faced challenges and discover how their legacies influence  our personal religious lives and practices.


 

Trip Dates: October 3-6, 2019

Coming of Age for Adults

If you’re familiar with our Coming of Age (COA) program for youth, it’s a class that mirrors the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year, during which youth define their own beliefs and spiritual journey. It culminates in a heritage trip to Boston, the historical center of Unitarian Universalism in the United States.

As many of us didn’t grow up UU, we’ve missed the chance to take part in this series. Now, we can! To see details about the COA for Adults course of study and heritage trip to Boston, click here.

Boston Trip fast facts:

  • Will take place October 3-6, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday) but expect to travel on Wednesday, October 2. There is an opening dinner Wednesday night and programming will begin Thursday morning.

  • Participants make their own transportation and lodging plans to fit their budgets. Participants are encouraged to travel and room together to save costs.

  • Your guides will be the Rev. Lora Brandis, Lauren Daniell and Doc Simmons