We offer a variety of single session classes and multi-session courses throughout the Program Year. Our goal is to have a variety of classes and courses to appeal to a wide variety of interests. These offerings are a great way to learn more about yourself, learn more about an interesting topic, and to build community with others. To register for any of these classes or courses, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Red Pill
Monday, 2/13 (with a snow date of Wednesday, 2/15) from 7-9:30 pm
Presented by Elbjorg Berkenkamp
Elbjorg is excited to share a pre-release screening of Cassie Jaye’s latest thought-provoking documentary. When feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men’s Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate-group aiming to turn back the clock on women’s rights, but when she spends a year filming the leaders and followers within the movement, she learns the various ways men are disadvantaged and discriminated against. The Red Pill challenges the audience to pull back the veil, question societal norms, and expose themselves to an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Elbjorg at email@example.com.
Loving Kindness Meditation Session
Tuesday, 2/14 from 5 – 6 pm
Facilitated by Tricia Armstrong.
Take care of yourself while also generating positive energy towards others and our country during this challenging time. You’re invited to bring in and share (not required!) a short passage or picture that inspires hope in you. Email Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP.
Building Your Own Theology (BYOT) 1
10 Wednesdays beginning 2/15 at 7 pm.
Led by Ministerial Intern Jamie Boyce and Danelle Simonelli
Unitarian Universalists believe that each of us is our own theologian. Join us for this ten-session journey toward articulating your personal credo — the fundamental beliefs, values, and convictions that inform and direct the living of your life. While creeds are cast in ecclesiastical concrete, credos are organic and grow and evolve as we do. This course will help us examine our individual religious histories and the history of Unitarian Universalism. Readings and exercises will then guide you in articulating your individual beliefs concerning key religious issues, including human nature, ultimate reality, and ethics. There will be a $16 charge for the course book. Please pre-register by February 12. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Jamie Boyce at email@example.com.
Thursdays, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16 and 3/30 from 7 – 8 pm
Facilitated by Stefano Crema
Meditation will be explored not only as a relaxation tool but as a technique to check and get rid of negative emotions before they have a chance to overwhelm our awareness and dictate our behavior. For information, contact Dan Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transnational Activism, Climate Justice and UU Ecological Theology
Sundays, 2/26 and 3/5 from 12:30 – 2 pm
Presented by Jamie Boyce, ministerial intern
Jamie will be talking about her recent trip to Nicaragua on environmental justice. Pre-registration not required. For more information, contact Jamie at email@example.com.
And Then They Came for Me
Mondays, 3/6, 3/13, and 3/20, 7:30 – 9 pm
Presented by Joan Belz
Program focuses on how the refugee crisis affects us, including personal stories of refugees and those who help them. To register and for more information, contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace in Aging
Continues on Wednesdays 3/8, 4/12, 5/10 and 6/14 from 10:30 – noon for those who were in the fall discussion group.
Facilitated by Gloria Dyer
For more information, contact Gloria at email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 14, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Facilitated by Laurie MacGeorge, a licensed skin care therapist
Bobbi Brown said “With knowledge, the right techniques, and the correct products and tools, any woman can be her own makeup artist!” So come learn skin care tips and makeup application in a step-by-step process. I’ll keep it simple so with a little practice, you will feel comfortable and satisfied with well chosen and properly applied makeup. Let’s have some fun. Bring your makeup and a large mirror if you like. Please pre-register by March 7 by contacting Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comedy Relief Circle
Thursday, March 16, from 7-9 pm
Facilitated by Tom McGuinness
Wanna laugh, tell a joke or funny story, or read one? What makes you laugh? How can you use laughter to de-stress difficult situations? Join standup comedienne Christine Frederick, Tom McGuinness and other fun loving MUF folks and share some funny stories. It will be a fun, funny and insightful couple of hours. Bring your “funny bone” and a joke or two or read one from our joke book or just listen and laugh. Please pre-register by March 12 by contacting Tom at email@example.com.
Saturday, 3/18 from 10 – 2:30 pm. (there will be a half hour break included)
Facilitated by Ellen Schmidt
Cost: $75 per person. Please register by February 15. There are only 10 spaces available for this wonderful, in-depth day of writing and connecting to yourself and each other. This workshop is an opportunity to connect with personal and creative ideas, to relax and “write from the heart” in a safe and supportive environment. It includes sessions of guided writing and sharing through structured exercises and personal expression. Ellen is an experienced writer and facilitator who creates writing circles at Cornell University and in private practice at her home in Ithaca, NY. Many of us have had deep and enriching experiences with Ellen Schmidt on Star Island. To learn more about Ellen’s work go to her website www.writingroomworkshops.com. This workshop meets offsite. After you have registered, you will receive information on the parking, things to bring and directions to where we are meeting. Space is limited so reserve early by contacting Kate McAteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to Know UU
Sundays, March 26, April 2 and 9 at 12:30 pm
Facilitated by Rev. Alison B. Miller & Ministerial Intern Jamie Boyce
Newcomers and new members are invited to join our minister and other congregational leaders for an introduction to Unitarian Universalism and the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. This series offers a chance for participants to meet others in a small group setting and get answers to their questions. You will learn more about Unitarian Universalist history and beliefs; our congregation’s history and current initiatives; and ways to get involved in lifespan learning, social justice, caring networks, and more. No registration required.
WorldSpirit Drum & Song Class
Monday, April 17 at 7 pm
Led by Amy Panetta
WorldSpirit Drum & Song provides an opportunity to come together with others in an open-minded atmosphere, form community, find spiritual connection, explore rhythms from West Africa and songs from a variety of different cultures, and have fun! All levels and abilities are welcome. We are all musical beings! Please bring a djembe along if you have one. No djembe? Any hand drum will suffice. A limited number of djembes and other drums are available; when you email to reserve your spot, please indicate if you will need a drum to use for the class. Donations are appreciated to cover expenses. For more information, please visit http://worldspiritmusic.wordpress.com. Please pre-register by April 14 by emailing email@example.com.
Wednesdays April 19 and 26 and May 17 and 24 at 7 pm
Facilitated by Nina Nemeth
Doodling brings us to rest. It does not require learned skills or talent or any special understanding … every doodle is ever-new and totally unique. Through drawing and doodling, we will consciously connect with the creative, loving, and wise being who is already inside. Come explore a powerful tool for experimenting with creativity, perhaps try something new, and grow spiritually. No drawing or art experience necessary. A $10 fee for supplies will be collected on the first day. Please pre-register by April 12 by contacting Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking of offering an Adult Learning Program this summer? Please send your course proposal no later than 5/1 to Susan Oxman at email@example.com.