Adult Religious Education

Adult Religious Education (ARE) at USNH offers a range of spiritual, personal, and social justice-themed classes for people of high school age and older. These courses include such topics as meditation and prayer, the spiritual aspects of environmentalism, ethics, and the many sources of our personal beliefs in our common faith. Our classes and seminars are generally offered from September through June.

Mission Statement

To create a learning environment that motivates our Unitarian Universalist congregation to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially for our good and for that of the wider community. (Adopted by the ARE Committee, October 2010.)

A.R.E. Course Offerings: Growing Spiritually

  • Mindfulness Meditation (ongoing)—Thematic 8-week cycles include talks on Buddhist teaching, walking and discussions. Register directly with teacher, Beth Roth, 203-772-2335, or Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Chapel.
  • Drop-in Meditation (ongoing)—Thursdays, 7:00pm, Room 209

Expanding theology discussion groups

  • Tuesday Conversations — Weekly discussion group. Lively discussion of current events, with attention turned toward our faithful responses to these issues. Tuesdays, 1:00pm, Library.
  • Spiritual Cinema  Monthly event, usually the fourth Friday —Communal meal, movie viewing and discussion.
    6:30pm potluck, 7:00-9:00pm film and discussion.