For more information contact Jesse Greist, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, at jesse.greist@usnh.org


continuum_title_graphic_6An open group for writers of all stages – Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the library.  Share, listen and discuss original works of poetry and prose inspired by and in response to the 2017-2018 USNH monthly worship themes.  Facilitated by Steve Evans and Jesse Greist.  For more information email jesse.greist@usnh.org

Events & Activities – Fall/Winter

Fri 12/08/17 – Social Cinema 
The Age of Consequences
The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth – this film  investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
-Potluck at 6:30 p.m., Film at 7:15 p.m. in the Social Hall
-In partnership with the UU United Nations Office
Flyer


Sun 12/10/17 – Book Discussion 
Refugees & Forced Migration
First, read any book you want on the subject of the 21st Century Refugee & Forced Migration Crisis… Then, join us for a discussion on the topic – where everyone has something unique to contribute!
-12:00 noon in the library
-Discussion facilitated by P.J. Deak
-A Variety of Books on the subject are available at the Book Cart on Sundays in the Social Hall
Flyer


Sat 01/20/2018 – Social Cinema
I Am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story
Witness the story of 19 year old Henry Green – living a dual life as a brilliant young actor & inner-city gang member in New Haven – who was shot and left for dead shortly after his inspiring performance in Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”.
**Q&A with Filmmaker Stephen Dest after the screening**
At this film screening we will take-up a collection to assist Henry Green with medical expenses resulting from the shooting.
-Potluck at 6:30 p.m., Film at 7:15 p.m. in the Social Hall
-In partnership with the Preventing Gun Violence Task Force, and Anti-racism task Force of USNH
Flyer


Sun 01/21/2018 – Book Discussion
The Righteous Mind
by Jonathan Haidt
-12:00 noon in the library
-Discussion facilitated by Craig Machado


Sun 02/25/2018 – The UUA Common Read #1 – Book Discussion
Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry
Edited By Mitra Rahnema
-Discussion facilitated by P.J. Deak
-12:00 noon in the library
-Available at the Book Cart on Sundays in the Social Hall


Sun 03/25/2018 – The UUA Common Read #2 – Book Discussion
Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want
by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen
-Discussion facilitated by Craig Machado and Maggie Goodwin
-12:00 noon in the library
-Available at the Book Cart on Sundays in the Social Hall beginning in October


Committee Meetings

Adult Religious Education Committee meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. in the library at USNH – All are welcome!
Next Meeting: Sun. 01/07/2018 |

WHAT MOVES US

The Adult Religious Education Committee strives to create a learning environment that motivates our Unitarian Universalist congregation to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially for our good and that of the wider community.

The Adult Religious Education Committee provides opportunities for spiritual growth, fostering connections and commitment to USNH and Unitarian Universalism and developing the foundations for action for justice through a variety of classes, courses, and one-time events.

The Goals & Objectives of the USNH Adult Religious Education Committee are…

  • Partnering with other groups within our congregation to create intentional spaces for sharing and growing our knowledge about spiritual issues, social issues and UU identity.
  • Inviting participation in these intentional spaces by individuals & organizations in the wider New Haven community so as to encourage a social justice and interfaith (including no faith) spiritual discourse among USNH members and those beyond our congregation.
  • Fostering open dialogue and discourse, in these spaces with these participants, to encourage the reflection portion of a praxis  – striving towards greater & more effective action on social justice and interfaith (including no faith) spiritual issues.