Classes & Workshops

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Our Adult Enrichment (AE) classes and workshops are designed for those who wish to deepen their philosophical understanding in a safe and accepting environment.  Members, friends, and  newcomers are welcome! We hope you will find an offering in the list below that interests you.

To find out about Groups, click here.

To register for any class or workshop, email lifelonglearning@uucvan.org.

The Adult Enrichment committee is always open to new ideas for classes and ways to enhance our program. If you'd like to facilitate a class or workshop, click here for more information.

If you have a suggestion for a class or workshop you'd like AE to present, or if you have any questions about our program, contact Amy Brock at lifelonglearning@uucvan.org .


Ongoing class and workshop offerings: 

"A Course in Miracles" • Humanist Study GroupQigong Practice • Sunday morning DVD and discussion • Yoga and Brown Bag Lunch


Special Presentations and Workshops

None at this time


Adult Religious Education Classes

See below. Questions? Contact Amy Brock


Sunday morning DVD and discussion

Currently on summer hiatus. Normally meets every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 in RE Main. Coming in September 2017:

"Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics"
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. RE Main, Free, All Welcome

10 Sept. Why Be Good?
17 Sept. Is It Ever Permissible to Lie?
24 Sept. Aren't Whistle-Blowers Being Disloyal?
  8 Oct. Do I Have An Obligation to Be Healthy?
15 Oct. Can I Sneak a Grape or Two While Shopping?
22 Oct. Is It Wrong To Make as Money as I Can?
29 Oct. What Are My Obligations to the Poor?
  5 Nov. Can We Do Better Than the Golden Rule?
12 Nov. Why Can't I Just Live for Pleasure?
19 Nov. Why Can't I Date a Married Person?
26 Nov. Are Jealousy and Resentment Always Wrong?
  3 Dec. What Are the Rules for Respecting Privacy?
10 Dec. What Do I Owe My Aging Parents?
17 Dec. Should I Help a Suffering Loved One Die?
24 Dec. Is Genetic Enhancement "Playing God?"
31 Dec. Is Conscientious Objection Moral Right?
  7 Jan. Is It Always Wrong to Fight Back?
14 Jan. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?
21 Jan. Is Torture Ever Acceptable?
28 Jan. Do Animals Have Rights?
  4 Feb. Why Should I Recycle?
11 Feb. What Does It Matter Where I Shop?
18 Feb. What Would Socrates Do?


 

"A Course in Miracles"  

coursebookSundays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in RE #4. 

Meditation is followed by study groups. "A Course in Miracles" is a non-dualistic philosophy which was written by Helen Schucman and William Thetford (both psychologists.) It is a self-study curriculum which assists its readers in finding inner peace. It aims to "remove the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your inheritance." The introduction to the book contains the following summary: "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. No charge. All are welcome.
Questions? Contact facilitator Tommy Neal by email: Tommy Neal. You may also reach Tommy at (360) 901-5213.


Humanist Study GroupHumanism-Symbol

2nd Thursday of each month, 2 to 3:30 p.m., RE Main

Can YUU be a HUUmanist? Humanism is one of the most influential and most misunderstood philosophies of our time. It has arisen in every culture, and few people know what it is and why it has been so influential. Questions? 

  


 

Yoga and Brown Bag LunchYoga

Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm, Class in Sanctuary, then Kitchen & Library for lunch

This is a gentle yoga class, taught by Joanne Galloway, an experienced UUCV Member. Questions? Contact Joanne Galloway

 


Qigong Practice

 A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state.Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary or RE Building.

Free but donations to UUCV are welcome.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused attention. The word Qigong (pronounced Chee Gung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. Gong means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Qigong means cultivating energy: It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: They all involve posture, breathing techniques and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it or emit QI to help heal others. The slow gentle movements can be practiced by all age groups as well as the physically challenged. Recharge your body and relax your mind practicing this self-healing art. Please join us and bring a friend.
Questions? For more information, please contact Liz Bolza or call (360) 546-2831.


 

How to start a class, workshop, or group at UUCV*HowTo

1. Decide what type of venue you want to facilitate
2. Chose a title and write out a description in 120 words or less
3. Talk to people you think might be interested in attending, and with them:
4. Select a day, time, place you would like to meet
5. Submit the information to Adult Enrichment Council, Amy Brock at lifelonglearning@uucvan.org

*Also check out How to...at UUCV!

Classes and workshops are presented by the Adult Enrichment Council:
Amy Brock, DLL; Carolee Allen, Groups; and Kitty Hibbs, Webpage Editor.