Adult Faith Development
We strive to offer meaningful programming to enrich the lives of our adult members, friends, and the wider community. This helps make our Fellowship the vibrant, welcoming place that it is for pursuing spiritual growth.
All program times are Central Standard Time (CST). If you need assistance with Zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Day in Recovery
Thursday, April 22; 6:30 pm CST
Join Revs. Lane Campbell and Katie Kandarian-Morris as we celebrate the new Skinner House publication, This Day in Recovery: 365 Meditations. This book seeks to be a resource for Unitarian Universalists and spiritual seekers whose lives have been touched by addiction. We will share some of the stories as to how this book came about, read some excerpts from the book, and have some time for questions and answers. If you would like to order the book directly from the inSpirit bookstore through the Unitarian Universalist Association, here’s the link. So excited to share this book with all of you and to continue honest dialogue in our denomination about recovery!
Rev. Lane Campbell serves as minister at the First Universalist Church of Rochester, New York, in the heart of Rochester’s downtown. Her passions include worship design, social justice, and embodiment. Lane has been in recovery for the last eight years. She lives with her spouse and their cranky cat, Flash, in Rochester.
Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris has been a Unitarian Universalist since kindergarten when she told her parents she wanted to go to church. She serves as minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, Colorado, a thriving congregation in the four corners area. Previously she served fifteen years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s been active in addiction recovery work for nearly two decades.
Link HERE, or call in 312-626-6799, enter 831 1979 7411, followed by 605423
April 27; 6:30-7:30 pm CST
Kairos Alive! is a Minnesota-based organization that has partnered with many organizations in the Fox Valley area with their Wisconsin Connection Jam. This program is an engaging and inspiring research-based 2-way interactive “TV show.” It’s a mix between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow, Soul Train, and Science Friday for all ages and abilities; no previous experience necessary. It taps the creativity in everyone and makes creative connections between isolated people, and improves physical, intellectual, emotional, and social health through dance, music, story, theater, and the latest arts and health research learning. It promotes trust, connection, joy, health, and intercultural celebration, and features guest musicians, dancers, and storytellers. Join Fellowship members and friends in experiencing one of these programs with the leaders of Kairos Alive!, long-term Unitarian Universalists! Learn more HERE and HERE.
Fellowship Book Read with Intern Minister Ali Peters
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
By Valarie Kaur
A quote from the book jacket: “Tested, and tempered by suffering, but rising up with hope and joy, Kaur shows us how to love others, opponents, and ourselves in ways that will bring us closer to the Beloved Community. This book will change your life.” – Parker J. Palmer
Adults are welcome to read along and join us for any or all of these three discussions. Please note the content warnings shared below.
Part 1 (chapters 1-3): April 29, 7:00-8:00 pm CST
• Link HERE, or call in 312-626-6799, enter 822 0881 2925, followed by 916410
Part 2 (chapters 4-6): May 13, 7:00-8:00 pm CST
Part 3 (chapters 7-9) and Epilogue: May 27, 7:00-8:00 pm CST
[Content Warnings: Chapter 4 includes an account of sexual assault and an account of police brutality. Chapter 7 includes an account of a mass shooting. At various points in the book, the author also shares experiences with racial slurs and hate crimes.]
Click HERE for Wellspring program information.
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Fellowship Member, 8 years