Adult Enrichment

Creating Rituals with Cakes, Clans, and Oms

Have you ever invented a ritual to celebrate a special moment in your family or social group?

Rituals and celebrations figure centrally in communal life.  They add meaning and purpose to major live events, help us embrace change, allow us to express important emotions, help … read more.

Why Bother with Rituals?

WHAT DO RITUALS MEAN TO YOU?

As the Easter season unfolds, what spring rituals will you celebrate–if any?

Many UUs experience a love-hate relationship with rituals, especially if they were previously involved in a ritual-rich denomination, e.g., a Catholic or Episcopal church.  This ritual-ambivalence surfaces most … read more.

Believing in Nothing

How do you respond when someone asks you this: “So you are a UU. What do you believe?”  Is your UU elevator speech fuzzy? Limited to what you have rejected? Can you clearly articulate your beliefs?

Several UUFE members and friends explored and defined their personal … read more.

On Belief and Adult Exploration at UUFE

How do you respond when someone asks you this: “So you are a UU. What do you believe?”  Is your UU elevator speech fuzzy? Limited to what you have rejected? Can you clearly articulate your beliefs?

Several UUFE members and friends explored and defined their personal … read more.

Afterlife: How I See It

In October, a dozen UUFE members and friends met each week after the Sunday service for our “I Believe…” discussion group led by Amanda Schaller.  This is how Gayle Scroggs, UUFE’s Adult Enrichment Leader, described the class objective:

How do you respond when someone asks you this: … read more.

The inherent worth and dignity of every Stitch

~ Denise Stahre

I’ve been doing cross stitch since I was nine years old.  I learned at Girl Scout camp, and fell in love immediately with everything about it:  the counting of the stitches, the slide of the needle through the canvas, how the floss feels … read more.

Creativism is a state of mind

~ Shalagh Hogan

Often, as I’m engaged in one of my creative projects for the UUFE community like decorating the Christmas tree or the Sanctuary for a fundraiser, people exclaim,”Oh Shalagh, you are so creative.” If you were someone who said this, thank you. But  besides … read more.