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Adult Religious Education for Fall/Winter 2014
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Janet Swanson


September begins with another session of Adult Religious Education programming, a time when we gather together to learn in community and strengthen our connections to one another. We are drawn to living deeper and richer lives as we share our experiences.  By the work we do in teaching and learning together, we shape the ways in which we are best able to live our UU Principles and promises in our everyday lives.

This season you will find a variety of educational and inspirational opportunities for FUS members, affiliates and friends to foster one’s own individual spiritual development, satisfy intellectual curiosities and engage heart, body and mind in activity.

Two year-long initiatives will provide ongoing opportunities for participation and education. Peruse the year-long offerings of “An Evolution Forum”, facilitated by individuals renowned in their fields. Read through the educational series sponsored by the FUS End of Life Ministry Team, addressing advanced care planning, grief and other issues surrounding the end of our journeys. Please consider being a part of these explorations.

Our Monday afternoon drop-in course, Dance Explorations, will continue and is open to all ages and abilities. Let your spirit engage with music and movement!
Our ministers are creating thought-provoking courses on forgiveness, world religions, our UU theological house and our ever popular film series.

Please browse these web pages. There is much more to see! It is a tremendous privilege for me to create opportunities for our faith community to come together as life-long learners. As we learn new concepts, share our stories, and listen with an open heart and open mind, may we be ever present to this life we share.

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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An abstract figure, representing the aspirations of the program in a funky way.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
We are busy planning the spring 2015 classes. The catalog and class list will be available January 15, 2015. [more]