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Susan Freudenthal
Susan Freudenthal

Expanding Love
Building Identity
Exploring Beliefs

 

Children and Youth Faith Formation

February’s theme for Children and Youth Faith Formation is trust.  To believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of something/someone.  Join us each Sunday as we unpack this theme intergenerationally.

Our STEAM projects will include two sessions on architecture this month including our favorite Unitarian Universalist, Frank Lloyd Wright. https://www.uuworld.org/articles/frank-lloyd-wrights-unitarian-universalist-churches

Hope to see you soon!  And bring the kids!

Adult Faith Formation Program

Faith formation is a team effort. Lead by staff, members and friends of the congregation, our mission is to help people grow by offering experiences that further the congregation’s mission.  In the coming months there will be a variety of things to participate in and should you feel the call to offer something yourself, please let me know.

Register for classes by email: susan@freudenthal.net or to schedule a conversation!

Meditation: please contact Reba Montera for details  rebamontera@gmail.com

Book Study:  Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving.  Want to figure out how to live up to our potential as a church in creating an inclusive, vibrant church that draws people from all cultures to find their spiritual path and create the beloved community we hope to become?  Then come join us in this book study and experience a wake-up call for white people who want to consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism.

Carla Campbell and Jane Asche will facilitate a discussion based on reading this book at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on three Saturday mornings -February 23, March 23, and April 27 (the fourth Saturday of each month).  The book can be bought on Amazon for as little as $11.97 for paperback if you order early to allow time for delivery from a 3rd party dealer or you can purchase the Kindle Version for $8.69.  Carla and Jane both say, “the book gave me a whole new understanding of the twin partners of racism and privilege and what we can do to change the story in our community.

Telling your story: Starting Soon! Written by . . . How many times have you thought, “I need to write that down. ”  Well, now’s your chance to get to do just that – write your own story. If you know the alphabet, you can do this, I promise. Your story won’t start at the beginning and go to the end either – boring.  This one will be different. Curious? Sign up for the class and discover the “possibilities.” Facilitated by Chris Ramsey Mondays February 4 – March 23 at 2:00-3:00 PM

Great Decisions Discussion Group – Refugees and Global Migration: Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrant.  This group follows the Foreign Policy Association’s essay reader and discussion guide. Additional topics will be chosen by the group. Facilitated by Susan Freudenthal. Start date: Thursday, Feb 21 Noon -1:30 PM

First Wednesdays Discussion Group: meet us in the Library for a lively conversation using materials from the Soul Matters program.  I can promise that we will veer off topic at least once! Bring your lunch. Facilitated by Susan Freudenthal in the Library at Noon-1:00 PM Feb.6th

Have you a great idea? A Passion or skill to share? Contact Susan Freudenthal and let’s talk about what you might do in Adult Faith Formation.

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.
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