Religious Education

Expanding Love, Building Identity, Exploring Beliefs
Susan Freudenthal

A Prayer for the Season

Lay your burdens down
Before this circle of community and care
Before the presence of love and compassion
Lay them down, so that we might all be lifted up in this season of winter light.

Dear Friends,

Another Thanksgiving is upon us and with it the short and beautiful season of winter dark and light. This year, use the time to look back before anticipating the new one. Have you accomplished one thing you wanted to?  Has the world become your sorrow or hope?  What has this community done to walk with you, to love you into being your full self?

 We cannot prove that love will guide us, but we have faith it is so.

For our children and youth, as they experienced the theology of Unitarian Universalism through acts of love, we take stock in our faith community and our classrooms as well. We have talked about families (both chosen and those we are born into), we have learned that however you define your identity, feeling as if you belong is what matters. We have experienced the beauty of having flaws and the richness of our personal journeys as religious  people.  We talked about forgiveness and the awesome wonder of nature.  Ultimately,  we cannot prove that love will guide us, but we have faith it is so.

This is how we have spent part of our late summer and fall.  What have YOU been up to?

If you are interested in seeing the programs we are using this year, follow the links below.

This month our children’s worship will include honoring the indigenous American people and exploring the legacy of Thanksgiving as Unitarian Universalists.

What’s coming up this fall for adults?

Adult enrichment and family programming happens all the time and all over this campus. Tai Chi, Bridge, Navigators, Friday Playgroup, Lunch Bunch, Quilters, SASS, Roundtable and Social Justice Movie Nights. What catches your interest?

How can we feed your soul or transform your world?

Susan Freudenthal and the Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

Later this fall, a new crop of Adult and family enrichment experiences will offered. Notices will appear in the weekly NUUS and in the Great Room.

A book study Waking Up White by Debby Irving, lead by Rev Sue Redfern-Campbell.

A  workshop series using the Gil Rendle book Leading Change in the Congregation co-lead by Rev. Nancy Anderson and Rev Sue.

What Moves Us? an exploration of Unitarian Universalist theologies using personal experiences and reflections to help us articulate the spiritual power of our shared faith. Lead by Susan Freudenthal.

And what would you like to see?  To learn, to lead?  Let me know via email to or leave a message with Naoma in the office.

In gratitude,
Susan Freudenthal, Director of Religious Education

Adult Exploration depends on you!  What interests you?  Are you willing to lead or co-lead a book study?  A conversation? A class?  Fill out a request/proposal and I’ll help you make it happen.