ADULT SPIRITUAL GROWTH PROGRAM

Welcome to the Adult Spiritual Growth page! Below you will find a listing of our current offerings. All programs are open to everyone. Make sure to check if the class requires registration


As we try to reinvision UUSF's Adult Religious Education classes, we would like your input. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey here. Thank you!

If you have questions, or would like to offer a class for our community, please contact Ministerial Assistant Joe Chapot
Email - jchapot@uusf.org
Phone - (415) 590-7836

 
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STRENGTHENING OUR RESILIENCY MUSCLE

Twice a month! Second Thursdays or First Saturdays
First Class: December 3, 9-10:30am
Second Class: December 8, 6-8pm
Online only; Drop-in classes; Attend any session
Leader: Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life

After the pandemic, many of us are trying to find ways to regain our resiliency. Each month we will explore a new tool to help strengthen our resiliency muscle. We will look at stress management, building connections, making meaning, and much more. Each session covers a specific resiliency tool and is complete unto itself. Only one tool will be discussed each month and you can choose to attend the Saturday AM or Thursday PM session. This course is based on the specialized training Laura received for a Certificate in Resilient Leadership from Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

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HOW TO YOUNG ADULT

Next Class December 7
First Session: 7:00pm ET/ 4:00pm PT
Second Session: 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT
$5 Suggested Donation, No One Turned Away

Remember taking classes in school about how to be an adult? Of course you don’t, such a thing doesn’t exist. Let's fix that; Young adults ages 18 to 39 are invited to attend a new workshop series: “How to Young Adult.” In this program we will explore, discover, and learn how to be an adult. Topics include: how to keep a home clean; managing money; dealing with existential dread; feeding yourself, and much more! So come hungry, come ready to learn all about being an adult. Note: there are two sessions to accommodate all the time zones, the class will be the same for both sessions.

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MORNING METTA MEDITATION

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00-8:30 am
Leader: Elena Perez, Member of UUSF

Online Class. Click button to join Zoom call. ZOOM Password: metta

Watch a Sample Recording Morning Metta Mediation

You are warmly welcomed to join this "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

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EQUANIMITY PRACTICE

Fridays
8:00-8:30 am

Leader: Elena Perez, Member of UUSF

Online Class. Click button to join Zoom call. ZOOM Password: metta
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

Attend on ZOOM