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Adult Religious Education

Janet Swanson

Hello October!

With autumn, we begin our next session of Adult Religious Education programming. Spending time with others, in a learning capacity, allows us to grow as individuals and as a faith community. It is through living our Third Principle, “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations”, that we support one another as fellow seekers. We cultivate self-knowledge, understanding, and awareness when we come together in curiosity and wonder. Engaged in creative learning, we deepen our connections to one another.

In offering various forums for learning this fall, we hope to provide pathways to individual growth and discovery, as well as foster deeper connections among our members, affiliates and friends. By connecting individuals to the larger whole, and supporting one another in exploration and spiritual development, our community grows and thrives. Through workshops, lectures, hands-on activities and discussion, we will share ideas, engage in discussion, spend time in reflection and contemplation, and strengthen our sense of who we are as Unitarian Universalists.

And it is by the creation of this learning community that we grow in shared vision, commitment and focus. As we embody our faith and learn to work toward a more just and fair world for everyone, we live lives of intention and authenticity. Please join the journey.

Browse the classes here and register online, or retrieve course descriptions and registration forms in the Commons at the RE tables.

Yours in promise and faith,

Janet Swanson, Director of Adult Spiritual Development
First Unitarian Society of Madison
(608)233-9774 extension 131
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I'm always happy to hear from you!


A drawing of a landscape that is also a person. Our Mission

Our Adult Religious Education Ministry assists our spiritual community in mindful and ethical living by deepening our connection with our UU heritage and Principles, and integrating these into our daily lives by:
  • Developing and refining our own personal theologies through education, action and reflection
  • Cultivating spiritual practices which help us clear the mind, open the heart, enrich the soul and more fully engage in the world around us
  • Building a caring community of seekers

This Saturday, Oct 17, 10am to noon, a one-time workshop with Rev Jody Whelden, Chaplain, UU minister, author and speaker, titled "Compassionate Consciousness".

Beginning Tuesday evening, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm "This Is What I Believe Now" with FUS member Nick Schweitzer. Good discussions guaranteed.

On Sunday afternoon, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm attend "Patterns in Nature" with FUS member Julie Swanson and Marion Farrior of the UW Arboretum. Learn where nature, art and spirit connect.

Engage and learn in community. Join us!

Fees waived for students.