Adult Programs

The Religious Education Committee in conjunction with the minister, student minister, DRE and Fellowship committee organizes classes and activities for adults in the First Parish community. 

Classes
In the past classes have included: Spiritual Autobiography, UUs and Prayer and Sacred Texts. Please check our newsletter, The Arbella, for specific details and times on all classes and groups. We introduce some of our programs here, but additional classes may be offered during the year.

New UU 
People who are new to Unitarian Universalism are especially invited to a class held twice a year on Sunday mornings, beginning the week following the newcomer breakfast. Members of the group begin by sharing what brought them here, and then the class covers UU history, beliefs, and organizational structure. This is an excellent way for newcomers to meet others. Dates will be announced. Contact Rev. Mark Harris 

Other opportunities
Additional educational opportunities may include classes taught by our minister and/or student minister, or DRE. It is expected that our student minister will lead a class on World Religions. The minister has been named the UUA’s Minns Lecturer this year. The topics is: UUs and Class Issues. At least one of these lectures will take place in Watertown. We may also sponsor other workshops or films on a variety of issues. Watch the newsletter for details.

Ongoing Groups

Women and Work 
This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss work both inside and outside the home exchanging views and offering support. See Newsletter for details.

Covenant Group 
This is a group that meets monthly for a focused discussion on a specific spiritual topic. Sessions include shared readings, a personal check-in, and a facilitator of discussions on themes ranging from forgiveness, to the legacy we leave behind, friendship, and risk.

Social events 
There are many social events during the church year. The list of events has expanded this year to include a Pancake Breakfast for Easter. Special events always include: Service Auction and Potluck on November 10, Annual Dinner and Talent Show on April 5. This is always a fun, interesting place to be with good company and good food!

Potluck sing-a-longs
Several times each year, we offer this fun night to come together for shared food and music. No musical talent is necessary just the desire to have fun singing some of those old classic folksongs. A Singalong and Chocolate Night is scheduled for February 9. 

Hobby nights
There are also Hobby nights during the winter months. These are evenings when members and friends are invited to come work on their favorite hobby or project with the company of others.

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