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Adult Religious Education New Programs for 2005/06 He/she who is not busy being born is busy dying A dult R eligious E ducation Learning From Each Other A dult R eligious E ducation Are you looking for….. Spiritual growth Healing / recovery Strengthening relationships

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adult religious education

Adult Religious Education

New Programs for 2005/06

He/she who is not busy being born is busy dying

a dult r eligious e ducation are you looking for
AdultReligiousEducationAre you looking for…..
  • Spiritual growth
  • Healing / recovery
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Anchoring in difficult times
  • Spiritual/religious exploration
a dult r eligious e ducation 2005 06 programs
AdultReligiousEducation2005/06 Programs
  • Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography
    • Six sessions starting Sept 27th
  • Small Group Ministries
    • Schedule determined by participants
    • Facilitators needed
      • Training provided
a dult r eligious e ducation process logistics
AdultReligiousEducationProcess & Logistics
  • Lay lead
  • Autonomous groups
  • Training provided
  • Staff advisors
  • Extensive UUA & internet resources
  • Net centric
    • Email communications
    • FRS Website
    • Snail mail & phone back up
writing your spiritual autobiography sharing the stories of our lives
Writing Your Spiritual AutobiographySharing The Stories of Our Lives

Modeled after

“The Story of Your Life

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography”

by Dan Wakefield.

  • Centered on the evolution of our spiritual beliefs at various times in your life.
  • Workshops and discussion meetings
writing your spiritual autobiography sharing the stories of our lives7
Writing Your Spiritual AutobiographySharing The Stories of Our Lives
  • Sessions consist of
    • Chalice lighting
    • Brief individual “check in”
    • Writing or drawing workshop
    • Group discussion
    • Reading
    • Chalice extinguishing
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Writing Your Spiritual AutobiographySharing The Stories of Our Lives
  • Six two hour sessions
  • FRS conference room
  • Tuesday evenings
    • 9/27, 10/11,10/25,11/8,11/22
small group ministries also known as covenant groups
Small Group MinistriesAlso Known as Covenant Groups
  • Topic specific
  • Meet in homes
  • Group consists of up to10-12 members
  • Meet once or twice per month
  • Meetings last 1.5 to 2 hrs
  • Group formed for a finite amount of time
  • Typically 3-6 months
small group ministries sgms
Small Group Ministries (SGMs)
  • Meetings are structured, have guidelines for behavior and a leader/facilitator. Guidelines can be modified as necessary.
  • Usually the goal of SGMs is to build closer relationships between members of the group and to create a space for spiritual growth and/or healing.
  • Some groups, in addition to their normal meetings participate in an occasional social action program.
sample sgm topics or activity
Sample SGM Topics or Activity
  • Poetry – readings and discussion
  • Music lyric reading and discussion
  • Parents as spiritual guides
  • Social justice
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Readings & discussion on topics of mutual interest
  • GLBT perspectives and issues in the modern world
sample sgm topics or activity12
Sample SGM Topics or Activity
  • Bible study – guidance and perspectives, values learned from biblical teachings
  • Circle of understanding – continuing the welcoming church discussion
  • From aging to sage-ing
  • Book reading and discussion
  • Movie and discussion
small group ministries typical meeting agenda
Small Group MinistriesTypical Meeting Agenda
  • Chalice Lighting & Reading
  • Check in
  • Core activity –readings, presentation, etc..
  • Discussion
  • Reading
  • Chalice extinguishing
sgm guidelines
SGM Guidelines
  • Confidentiality
  • Non judgmental
  • Create a safe spiritual place
  • Facilitator guides sessions
a dult r eligious e ducation
AdultReligiousEducation
  • Film and Discussion Series
    • On screen in Union Hall
    • WomenSpirit Group Initiative Underway
      • Contact Linda Myers-Tierney for details
hear more about adult r e at
Hear More About Adult R.E.at

Gilligan’s Island

Community Potluck Supper

Union Hall

Saturday September 17th

6:00pm

to be added to the adult r e email list send email to steve@esicomputing com

To Be Added To The Adult R.E. Email Listsend email to : Steve@esicomputing.com

No email –then call Steve Kirk

@ 978-371-0176