Adult Religious Education Classes

The UUSF Center is closed to the public in order to maintain the safety of our staff, community, and city. We have a thriving virtual ministry; check out our website and social media to see how you can connect with us today.

 

The Adult Education Committee plans programs for adult spiritual and psychological growth and religious learning. These include lectures, discussion series, workshops, study groups and retreats.

 

The newest classes are listed first.

 

If you have questions, or would like to offer a class for our community, please contact Associate Minister Rev. Alyson Jacks.

Email - ajacks@uusf.org
Phone - (415) 776-4580, ext. 232.

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Morning Metta Meditation

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00-8:30 a.m.
Leader: Elena Perez

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Watch a Sample Recording Morning Metta Mediation

You are warmly welcomed to join "Morning Metta Meditation" group, which meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM. Elena leads a simple, centering loving kindness meditation practice which is appropriate for all religious backgrounds and levels of meditation experience. Attendees can choose to leave their microphone and camera off and just follow along.

 

About the Leader: Elena Perez is a member of UUSF. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist who practices in SF at Dance With Life Chiropractic in the Inner Sunset, and in Fresno at Benessere Fresno.

 

Questions? email elena@communityneedles.com

Equanimity Practice

Fridays
8:00-8:30 a.m.
Leader: Elena Perez

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Watch a Sample Recording Equanimity Practice

You are warmly welcomed to join our "Equanimity Practice" group, which meets on Fridays, 8-8:30 AM. Elena Hanyo leads a simple meditation practice on cultivating equanimity- that is accepting the reality of life's highs and lows, and developing an attitude of peaceful calm abiding throughout the inevitable changes.  This practice balances the heart centered approach of our other group, lovingkindness- as it is common to get attached to positive outcomes for those we spend time wishing well.  Equanimity allows us to develop mental stability and even-minded loving awareness.  Appropriate for all religious backgrounds and levels of meditation experience. Attendees can choose to leave their microphone and camera off and just follow along.

 

About the Leader: Elena Hanyo Perez is a member of UUSF. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist who practices in SF at Dance With Life Chiropractic in the Inner Sunset, and in Fresno at Benessere Fresno, as well as a lay minister with Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism.

 

Questions? email elena@communityneedles.com

Small Group Ministry 2021-22

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Leaders: Members of UUSF

Questions? Email sgm@uusf.org

Meet new people, share your life, explore interesting topics and grow spiritually in a welcoming setting! Small Group Ministry invites anyone who is interested – members, friends, and newcomers - to sign up for the fall 2021 through spring 2022 sessions.
 

Each group of about 10 people meets for two hours every first and third week of the month from October through May.

Learn More on our Small Group Ministries page.

New UU

A 2-Session series for Visitors and Newcomers

Tuesdays, October 12 & 26

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Leader: Rev. Alyson Jacks and Rev. Vanessa Southern

Questions? Email Rev. Jacks - ajacks@uusf.org

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Join Revs. Jacks and Southern for a two session New UU class on Tuesdays, February 2nd and 9th, from 7-8:30 p.m. This interactive class will introduce you to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. If you don't have Zoom capability, there is a simple way to call in to participate.  

 

Session 1: A Quick Journey From Past To Present, Unitarian Universalist History And Theology

To understand where we are now culturally as a movement, in our philosophies and practices, and our place in the larger landscape of religious history, we'd like to give you an overview of some of the big sweeps of time and where Unitarian Universalism's roots began and where we find ourselves today.  We will cover history, theology and a bit of what we call "polity" -- how we run ourselves and why we do it like that.  

 

Session 2: First UU Society Past to Present

Along the same lines we'd like you to see the history of this particular congregation, it's place in the life and history of San Francisco and California.  What has been part of this life, and right now how does this congregation understand the work of spiritual growth, the call to social action, what are our worship traditions (and why are they the way they are), how do we connect and take care of each other, and what is entailed in being called "a member."