Grow In Faith Throughout Life:
Faith Formation for Adults
At the heart of faith formation for adults, as for children and youth, is belonging to a small group where you are truly known and you know others. In faith formation groups, three things happen: you learn and grow, you care for one another, and you serve causes and people beyond yourselves.
One of the first things we ask you to do when you become involved at ORUUC is to find your group. The Minister of Faith Formation is here to help you.
Groups that Meet during Faith Formation Hour Sundays 11:15-2:15
Some weekly, others once or twice a month
Care for Caregivers We support one another in our roles as primary caregivers for family members. 2nd & 4th Sundays Senior Minister’s Office
Circles of Trust We reflect on the theme of the month using a format that promotes reverence, deep listening, and sharing. Two groups Twice a month either 1st & 3rd Sundays or 2nd & 4th Music Office
EMBERS (Earth Mindfulness Based on Earth Religions and Spirituality) We celebrate season changes and cycles of the year. We explore the various forms and traditions of earth-based religions; nature as a whole as the source of universal consciousness and energy. First Sundays Hearth Room(Myrick Family Pavilion in good weather)
Faith Forward We gather right after the service each week to welcome newcomers and help them learn about how we do things at ORUUC. Total of 8 sessions, offered in succession, and then repeated. Every week Sanctuary, with coffee and cookies provided.
Humanist Group We provide a forum for non-deistic exploration of current events, history, and our relationship to the world around us. Fourth Sundays Hearth Room
Nomadic Yoga We practice yoga, knowing that mind, body and spirit are part of one whole. Every Sunday Sanctuary or Pavilion
Reflections We “reflect” on the meaning of the worship service message through respectful discussions. We have lively interactions that lead in many different directions, such as interest in social action and religious quests. Every Sunday Library
Spiritual Practice We develop our spiritual lives through deepening our relationship with the church, the faith, the Divine, and the Self. 13-session course, offered continuously Every Week Conference Room