Adult Faith Development at Live Oak is starting up again in January 2018. The Adult Faith Development Team is starting with a few classes as we begin to plan for a sequence of programming that addresses our UU identity, spiritual development, and ethical development.

Classes take place on Sunday morning from 10 -10:50 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all classes unless designated as drop-in. Classes outside of Sunday morning RE time include the option for childcare which must be requested when registering. We ask that you make a commitment to regularly attend the class you register for, as classes are designed to build community and understanding throughout the series of sessions.

There is no cost for most classes. Exceptions to this are the cost of materials, like the book for UUA Common Read, and the CPR class which is offered by an outside organization.

Descriptions of classes and registration links follow. All registration is done online. To register for a class, click on the class title. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Krause, dlfd@liveoakuu.org.

January 14 – May 20 (2nd & 4th Sundays)

Drop-In Discussion Groups: Groups of 6-8 people will meet at designated tables in the Fellowship Hall with a set of guidelines and discussion questions to go deeper into Unitarian Universalism and how we experience the world around us. There will be hosts available to help get groups started each Sunday. No registration required.

January 14 – April 8, 1-2:30 PM (2nd & 4th Sundays)

Under Our Skin: Discussions on race and privilege

This series offers the opportunity to explore and discuss our relationship to and understanding of race and privilege through a series of short videos and questions related to what has been viewed. The class will begin with an overview of racism and white privilege to lay the groundwork for our discussions. Participants will also be provided with resources for further reflection and study. High School ages and up are welcome to join this class. Childcare may be provided if requested when you register. (Seven Sessions)

January 21 – March 18 (1st & 3rd Sundays)

New UU

The New UU program addresses the needs of newcomers who want to know more about who we are and what we believe. It gives newcomers a chance to examine their own personal stories in the light of our Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage, and provides a chance for newcomers to the congregation and long-timers to connect. (Five sessions)

Limited enrollment, register early.

March 3, Saturday, 9-11:30 AM, $25.00

CPR Training by CPR Resources, taught by professional firefighters

This combined CPR/AED & First Aid class covers all the requirements for Childcare Provider Certification, and is approved by the State of Texas Childcare Licensing, Foster and Adoption services as well as Child Protective Services. This is the class for daycare staff, nannies, foster parents, babysitters, moms and dads. In addition, this class is applicable for the professional fitness instructor, construction trades, Girl Scout/Boy Scout leaders, restaurant/hotel industries, etc. Upon completion of our class, you will receive certification cards at the class for CPR/AED and First Aid that are both valid for 2 years. 2.5 hour class: $25/person.

$26/person if paying by credit card. No personal checks. Cash or card only, paid at the time of the class.

April 15-May 6 (every Sunday)

Articulating Your UU Faith

The focus of this class is on practicing how and what to say in various settings in which you might be called upon to explain your faith. Participants share their current beliefs, what they used to believe, mistruths about Unitarian Universalism, times when they were not able to respond adequately to questions about their religion, and times when they were.  The course also includes short statements about Unitarian Universalism—examples of ways to concisely explain what Unitarian Universalism is. (4 sessions)

Limited enrollment, register early

April 15 & 29, $15 for book (see below)

UUA Common Read: Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Wantby Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, 2017) lifts up the importance of democracy itself. It examines the anti-democracy movement that has led to the Trump presidency, then offers a vision and call to action to save our democracy and to take our civic life to a place it has never been.

A bulk book order may be placed if registration is completed by March 5. An order of 10 or more books receives a 20% discount. Participants should have completed the book prior to the first meeting.

Number of discussion groups will be based on number of people registered.

April 29

Drop-In Labyrinth Walk