Whether you are seeking spiritual development and/or practice, tools to face life’s challenges, alternative ways of being present  and aware in this world, intellectual stimulation, an in-depth exploration of our faith history or values, or an outlet for body/mind/spirit integration… our congregation offers an array of diverse and flexible opportunities for you to advance your journey.

 

Classes for Adults

UUA Common Read Book Group with Reverend Dennis Reynolds

READ:  The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands by Margaret Regan (Beacon Press, 2010) presents a series of intimate stories from immigrants, activists, human rights workers, and border patrol people. Through their stories, the book explores the ethical, moral, and spiritual challenges presented by the complex immigration issues on the border, evoking our human response, rather than a political or policy debate. Regan calls us to the religious act of bearing witness to brutality and despair along with extraordinary courage and commitment.

DISCUSS:  Reading is a solitary act, but the stories Regan tells are not easily held alone. Discussion groups provide a place for conversation and discernment as to how we will respond and act. Talking together enhances each reader’s encounter with the book and can give diverse people a shared experience on which to build meaningful conversation and action.

TIMES:  Thursdays September 27, October 4, and October 11
3:00 to 4:30  and/or  6;00 to 7:30
Minimum of 5 Participants per Session
Copies of the book will be available for $14.50.

Sign Up in the Welcome Room or online at:  https://goo.gl/forms/WdNG6DbucY26lgkj2

Adult Spiritual Growth

Chalice Circles, our most popular groups for adults, are groups of six to 12 people who meet for two hours twice a month to share their lives and discuss the big questions of life. Want to know more about Chalice Circles? Want to participate? Email administrator@saltwaterchurch.org for more information.

Sharing Stories meets on 3rd Sundays at 12:15 in the Lighthouse Classroom 1. Come and sit with friends to share our true personal stories about ourselves, our friends, families, travels, recreation, education, jobs, thoughts and feelings. Last year, we enjoyed sharing and getting to know each other better in an informal setting. Sharing Stories are scheduled for September16, October 21 and November 18.  Please contact Arlene Stelzer, 425-584-7944 or okarlene@msn.com with comments or questions.

The Writers’ Group meets Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – noon, to share original pieces of writing with each and to offer encouragement and constructive criticism to each other. For more information, contact Debra Valpey at (206) 243-5566 or via administrator@saltwaterchurch.org

The Art Wall showcases art of members and friends of the congregation.  Check out the current installation in the Welcome Room, or contact Debra Valpey to schedule an exhibit of your work, or that of a friend or family member.

Explore the Growth and Learning resources section of our church website: http://saltwaterchurch.org/learning/growth-learning-resources/
This month’s featured resource is:  

 

Download resources and tools to bring the Love Resists campaign to your community by expanding sanctuary, growing solidarity and raising your voice. https://www.uua.org/loveresists

Looking for further resources for Adult Growth and Learning?

Check out the UUA Bookstore, the Saltwater Church library, and our growth and learning resources section.  Also see our Connections pages page for additional opportunities for fun and fellowship, as well as caring and support.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Want to offer a new class or start a group?  Contact Director of Family Ministries, Melinda Einander with your Growth and Learning questions and suggestions