Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations…

First U’s Adult Religious Education programming, also known as Lifespan Faith Development, offers adults in our community the opportunity to continue their religious education. Programs and classes are developed and conducted by our Adult Religious Education committee.  Topics include literature, world religious traditions, UU spirituality and theology, finding internal spiritual meaning, investigating our personal beliefs, and UU and First U history.


Upcoming Classes & Programs

Sermon Slam
Saturday, March 3rd from  5:00 – 8:00 pm
Do you have something to say?  Ever wanted to try your hand at delivering a Sermon?  Do you play music? Write poetry? Sing or Dance?  Come support or come share your wisdom, feelings, thoughts or talent tied into to one of our seven principles. You’ll have up to four minutes to move us, inspire us, or just entertain us.  Bring your instrument, your voice or just your soul.  There’s a Party Potluck in Fellowship Hall immediately following. All are welcome at this multigenerational experience.

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the Cary Alburn Library
For reasons you may understand—and if you do, please join this class and share your understanding!–we humans continue to employ old technologies to make meaning. One of these old technologies is reading written literature. In this class, we’ll explore what is arguably the oldest work of fiction—the epic poem, Gilgamesh, written about 3500 BCE. This will be fun. Even if you studied this work in school, you will learn something new exploring it with other people who can’t stop reading. If you’ve yet to read it, well here is an opportunity. Gilgamesh poses many, many questions and the fact we are reading Gilgamesh 5,000+ years after it was written raises a few more. Bob Horan facilitates. To register or get more information, call or write Bob at 216-848-1806;

Traditional Egg Decorating
Date & Time TBD
Explore traditional Slavic egg decorating with symbols that come from Christian, Eastern Orthodox and Pagan roots as you express your own creative flair, using a traditional batik (hot wax) egg painting technique popularized by Polish and Ukrainian “Pisanki”. Date and time mid-March; TBD.  Ages 13 and up. Please register with Olga: or 216-534-5467. All are welcome to stop in to see what we’re up to in the craft room