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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

If you have questions, or would like to offer a class for our community, please contact Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life
Email - lshennum@uusf.org
Phone - (415) 776-4580

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MINISTER'S BOOK GROUP

June 2024

Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir by Lamya H


In our June book gathering, we will read the memoir of a young, queer, and hijab-wearing Muslim who comes to the US and her quest to find and be herself. Things about being an immigrant make that hard, and her family and larger community of Muslims can too. It is honest and searching, but the surprise and delight is how her search, within her faith tradition, leads her to passages, stories, and people in the Quran that can be read as liberatory and supportive of her own story, life choices, and journey. 

We will meet on Zoom Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30-8 PM.

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NEW UU!

Wednesday July 10 6:00PM, UUSF

New UU is an interactive class offered quarterly by Revs. Vanessa Rush Southern and Laura Shennum, which gives you the chance to get a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism and our congregation.

Our next class will be on Wednesday July 10 6:00PM-8:00PM, in-person at UUSF. As a special summer version of this class, we will hold it on a weekday evening and share a meal. Deadline to register is by Sunday 7 July.

Register at the link below.

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

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