The Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence believes that the spiritual life is not a destination but a journey.  We provide adult religious education classes and forums to help members and friends along the path they have chosen for that journey.  Some offerings specifically address religious questions, while others explore social justice and parenting.  All are intended to stimulate reflection, discussion, and fellowship. 

  20-21 Adult Education and Faith Formation

Check out our Facebook page for virtual social events and classes. 
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Racial Justice Offerings

LEARNING TO LEAD IN LOVE DIALOGUE WORKSHOPS - JANUARY - JUNE 2021

  • A well-tested program by David Campt, Ph.D., spiritually grounded in Unitarian Universalismcampy
  • Focused on racial allyship and dialogue, and applicable to other types of differences including political divides
  • 30 steps, taken individually and/or with a buddy at your own pace, to become more skilled in engaging conversations across differences
  • Participants will need the workbook, Equipping Anti-Racism Allies: Unitarian Universalist Edition (PDF).  We will reimburse or provide a free copy to anyone who asks.  Order here
  • Monthly check-in meetings: 
    Meeting 2: Feb 28, 4-5:30 OR March 8, 6:30-8.
    Meeting 3: March 28, 4-5:30 OR April 12, 6:30-8
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MONTHLY RACIAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION GROUPS:

The 1619 Project

  • Monthly Conversations on The 1619 Project3rd Friday of the Month at 7 pm - March 19, April 16, May 14, June 18
  • Book groups on Mindful about Race (January) and My Grandmother's Hands  (Summer)
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ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

JESUS FOR UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS 

Who was Jesus and why does he matter to Unitarian Universalists?  A winter conversation group that will begin with the gospel stories.  After the initial sessions we'll invite participants to lead part of a discussion or share on a topic of interest to them.  All welcome.  Every other Wednesday 4- 5:30 PM, March 10 & 24.
Facilitators:  Eleanor Johnson and Rev. Janet Bush

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UU THEOLOGY: WHAT MOVES US

Do you want to learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs, history, and theology? This adult education class will meetphoto fahs once per month to explore what moves you. Each workshop will focus on a different UU theologian and give you an opportunity to reflect on how their beliefs inform your own ideas of faith and spirituality. To sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • March 30, 6:30-8: Sophia Lyon Fahs
  • April 27, 6:30-8: James Luther Adams
  • May 25, 6:30-8: Thandeka

 MEDITATION CIRCLE - THURSDAYS at 5:30

A half hour of readings, simple songs, loving kindness mediatation, and silence.   
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PARENT & CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS ONLINE - Registration Form

• Anti-racist Parenting - March 28, & May 16, 11:15-12:30.
• Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators -
Feb 25, March 18, April 15, May 20, and June 17, 7-8:30 pm. 
• Parents & Caregivers as Spiritual Guides -
March 23, May 18, 7:30-8:30 pm. 

 

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

We will meet monthly over Zoom and in person (masked and socially distanced) to connect and have fun together.
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Please watch your email for the Tuesday newsletter and the weekly Sunday Times for announcements of upcoming adult education opportunities.  For more information, contact Jessica Harwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..