Adult Enrichment Programs
Programs are currently on seasonal hiatus. If you are interested in participating, please contact Adult Enrichment Coordinator, gg gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org or Heidi Gould, email@example.com.
“The Shared Pulpit: A Sermon Seminar for Lay People” by Erika Hewitt
As a lay-led congregation we rely on members to share of themselves and facilitate Sunday Services. “The Shared Pulpit” is an 8 session workshop for those who feel they have something to say but may feel they lack the skills, experience or confidence to get behind the podium. Even for those who have led a service in the past, this workshop may help further develop a new idea, and polish a presentation.
Following the Sunday Service, there will be a light lunch before the session begins. Please bring your personal calendar, a pencil or pen and a notebook or journal.
Books are available to purchase here, or there are 4 books to borrow in the MqtUU library.
NO “SHARED PULPIT” sessions are currently scheduled. For more information please contact Heidi Gould, firstname.lastname@example.org. =
THE FOLLWOING ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS are on Seasonal Hiatus and will resume at a date and time TBA!
Class consists of movements seated on a mat and standing postures. Those needing to remain seated in a chair can do so. Support for arthritis, low back pain, chronic pain, and myriad other health issues provided. This class supports strength building, flexibility, easing of joint stiffness, and blood pressure. Appropriate for seniors and those post-rehab for injury. Some medical conditions may require release from a doctor. Check with the instructor about any health concerns.
What to Bring: Mat, loose-fitted clothing, water
All participants will need to fill out release and waiver forms. Some may require doctor’s notes to participate.
Suggested donation: $5 – to be given to the UU.
Facilitator: Dharmini Robertson
Time Keeper – To be chosen at mtg.
Please RSVP to Dharmini Robertson.
Traditional Salons seeded the French Revolution, tend to emphasize spirited group discussion, may require breaking into groups and setting up teams. Intended to grow and change to address the particular needs and interests of those attending, the purpose is to offer a chance for group thinking, sharing on specific topics of interest as designated by the group, and as a chance to seed future actions for those in attendance. It is a place for people to experience intellectual and artful discussion with adults of various talents and abilities, to promote a sense of community, camaraderie, and active participation in the life of our community.
What to bring: Friends, open hearts and minds.
Topic: What are you thinking on and obsessing about lately? Let’s tap into the Zeitgeist of our community through sharing and identifying what we would like our group to focus on. Possibilities could include, but are not limited to art, politics, science, socializing, philanthropy, history, and spirituality. Bring an open mind and an open heart.
Each person receives opportunity to speak or pass, and small groups may choose to separate and then come back together to share with the other groups
Men’s Group ~ Conversation will be served, great topics discussed with good listeners. Come, add to our talks. Check our calendar for dates & times.
“The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) is an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals.” ~ cuups.org
MQTUU CUUPS is a small group gathering to explore and celebrate the Wheel of the Year. For more information check out our calendar.
Buddhism Exploration and Mindful Meditation
Marquette UU members and friends, plus community members gather the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7pm to explore Buddhism and to sit for a 10 minute and a 20 minute period of meditation. We support one another in our attempt to understand the concepts and practices of Buddhism and in our efforts to bring the insight and calming meditation provides.
Anyone is welcome to join us, it is not a closed group, all are welcome to come when they are able.
Heart to Heart and Soul to Soul are deep listening groups based on the books by Christine Robinson and Alicia Hawkins.
“When the heart is speaking and the heart is listening, silence becomes fulfilling. After some practice at this, the early awkwardness is gone and the silence becomes as rich as a river of love flowing to and from the listener. That’s the magic of Soul to Soul groups.” See full article here.
Heart to Heart: Fourteen Gatherings for Reflection and Sharing collection of fourteen additional gatherings for your small group ministry or other spiritual sharing group. Covering wide-ranging topics such as addiction, grieving and personal resilience, Soul to Soul offers new opportunities to explore life issues with others. The easy-to-use format includes an essay, inspiring quotations and thought-provoking exercises for individual reflection and for sharing with others at each gathering-plus helpful advice and suggestions for leaders. Simple yet poignant, these gatherings are sure to bring peace, growth and inspiration to any small group.
Deep listening means listening from the heart rather than the mind or ego. It grows out of silence. Deep listening happens when people listen without responding, so they don’t have to worry about what to say, what the other person needs to hear, or how to heal the person or solve the problem. In Soul to Soul groups, we listen and breathe, holding the other in our hearts. When someone has shared deeply, our silence tells them we’ve given them all our attention and that we are holding their story in our hearts. This silence connects us with one another in a way that is deeper than using words or questions.
Heart to Heart opened a way to learn about the power of Soul to Soul groups. Many have seen how these groups enable their members to “grow their souls” and build deeper connections, both within church and neighborhood groups, and between individuals. This book uses the same format with different topics. The structure of a Soul to Soul group allows everyone to talk without being interrupted or questioned.
If you are interested in participating in small group ministry utilizing the previous resources, please contact Heidi Gould, email@example.com