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. Many of our classes require pre-registration.


Summer 2022: As we go through a minister transition this summer, we will continue to list classes and programs produced by UU congregations and organizations beyond our walls.

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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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
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UU 10 STEP EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

10-Steps To Personal Resilience & Empowerment In A Chaotic Climate

Mourning the Change in Climate and the State of the World?

Recognizing our shared vision of gathering people together to bravely and compassionately search for meaning and build a just, equitable, and relational world, Good Grief Network is partnering with Unitarian Universalist Church congregations in California to bring our 10-Step Empowerment Program to the UU community. 


If you find yourself:

  • Struggling to cope during these unprecedented times…

  • Wanting to build emotional intelligence and personal resilience…

  • Yearning for new ways to invest your time & energy into meaningful action…


This group is for you. Click the button to learn more and register to attend. Presented by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley and Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, in conjunction with the Good Grief Network. This program is provided through a generous grant from the Prairie Vista UUA Fellowship in Western Nebraska.

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PAGANISM 101

A Unitarian Exploration of the New Paganism
4th Sundays at 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST on Zoom
Series of 9 monthly classes
Class is FREE. $5 per class donation welcome but not required.
Questions: email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org

This course introduces the practices, beliefs, and history of Modern Pagan spirituality. Participants in this class will create and maintain a student altar as we explore basic altar set up and ritual tools, the wheel of the year, deity, the four elements, and more. We will also touch on different pagan paths and examine how modern paganism fits with Unitarian Universalist principles.