Adult Religious Education
At 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings HVUUC has two Adult RE classes for you to choose from. Both classes enjoy a wide variety of topics throughout the church year. Classes are held in the Religious Education Zone (REZ), the building on the hill to the left of the sanctuary.
If you have questions regarding Adult RE, please contact our Director of Religious Education at DRE@hvuuc.org
Adult RE I
Meditation Hall in the REZ (upstairs)
Why Evil Exists
Began on September 10th, 36 lectures from The Great Courses, Professor Charles Mathewes, Ph.D., University of Virginia
The "problem of evil" is one of the oldest and most fundamental concerns of human existence. Since ancient times, questions surrounding evil have preoccupied every major religion, as well as many of history's greatest secular thinkers, from early philosophers to contemporary social theorists.
Whether we view it in theological, philosophical, or psychological terms, evil remains both a deeply intriguing question and a crucially relevant global issue. From organized terrorism to genocidal conflicts, from environmental destruction to the ongoing nuclear threat, human actions that most of us would consider evil play a central role in the dialogue between nations and peoples, affecting not only our well-being, but the very survival of our civilizations. No single aspect of human life is more relevant to the question of our social evolution—to the goal of a healthier, more humane world.
Adult RE #1 usually meets even when other RE classes are cancelled. If in doubt please email Betty Berry for confirmation: AdultRE1@hvuuc.org
Adult RE II
Emerson room in the REZ (second room on your right)
Building the World We Dream About
Building the World We Dream About is a Unitarian Universalist program that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another. It consists of 24 two-hour workshops, with Taking It Home activities, reflections, and readings to be done between workshops. The program creates opportunities for participants to practice dreaming our world otherwise, and then commit to new, intentional ways of being.
Adult RE 2 is a fragrance-free class. Please be respectful of those that are sensitive to fragrances.