Adult 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)

Fuller Conversations

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a Unitarian writer associated with the Transcendentalist movement. She edited the journal, “The Dial,” and was committed to the idea that deep conversations lead to personal growth.

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 – May 27, (2nd & 4th Sundays)

Under Our Skin: Discussions on race and privilege

This series of drop-in discussions offers the opportunity to explore  our relationship to and understanding of race and privilege through a series of short videos (viewed ahead of time) 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. The week of the class a post will appear on Facebook and in the Live Oak UU newsletter announcing the topic for the coming Sunday and including a link to the video for the week. You are welcome to join us even if you haven’t viewed the video. Check the sheet in the Order of Service for class location.

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 29

Drop-In Labyrinth Walk

June 3 & 10, $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.