For more information contact Jesse Greist, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, at

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

Events & Activities – Winter/Spring

Sun 2/18/2018 – Presentation/Discussion
Getting A Grip On Gender
When either/or becomes both/and
-12:00 noon in the Children’s Chapel
-facilitated by Robin McHaelen of True Colors

Sun 02/25/2018 at 12:00 noon in the Library
Addressing Race, Power and Bias in Our Denomination Today
This discussion will include the UUA Common Read – Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry edited By Mitra Rahnema as well as recent materials from the UUA Commission on Institutional Change related to Structural Bias & Unconscious Racism in our denomination today, and how we can better live into the fullness of the values we inherit and proclaim. ALL ARE WELCOME to participate – whether you have read the material or not. Sponsored by ARE, the Anti-Racism Taskforce, and our 2017 UUA GA Delegates.
– facilitated by P.J. Deak
– “Centering” and paper copies of other related materials will be available at the Book Cart on Sundays in the Social Hall

For more information on the UUA Commission on Institutional Change see…
02/10/2018 Committee Statement
10/12/2017 Statement
Institutional Change Committee Home

Sun 03/4, 03/11 & 3/18/2018 – 3-Part Series
What Does Spirituality Mean To You?
Music – Poetry – Collage – Dialogue
-12:00 noon in the library
-facilitated by Bernice Marie-Daly

Fri 03/09/2018 – Social Cinema
Equal Means Equal
With discussion afterward facilitated by Maggie Goodwin of the National Organization for Women
– Potluck at 6:30, Film at 7:15
– 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
-12:00 noon in the library
-Discussion facilitated by Craig Machado and Maggie Goodwin
-Available at the Book Cart on Sundays in the Social Hall beginning in October

Sun 04/08, 04/22 & 04/29/2018 – 3-Part Workshop
End of Life Planning
– 12:00 noon in the Library
– With guest speakers each session – a Minister, a Doctor and a Lawyer
– Facilitated by Becky Sandmann

Sun 04/15/2018 – Workshop
Soul Collage
– 12:00 noon in the Library
– Facilitated by Lindsey Korth

Sat 04/21/2018 – Social Cinema
– Potluck at 6:30, Film at 7:15
– in the Social Hall

Sat 05/12/2018 – Social Cinema
– Potluck at 6:30, Film at 7:15
– in the sSocial Hall

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. 03/04/2018 | Sun. 04/08/2018 | Sun. 05/09/2018


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.