Adult Learning at UU Wellesley is coordinated by the UU Learning Community (UULC). Our charge is to create a program consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles, through which personal growth is fostered and community bonds strengthened. The UULC offers a wide variety of workshops and events led by members, clergy, and friends of our church, as well as outside speakers, who volunteer to share their expertise or interests. The UULC often partners with leaders of our Social Justice initiatives to examine topics of shared concern. Many programs are open to the public.
The UULC welcomes new ideas for Learning while Connecting! Bring yours to our next meeting. Email the church office HERE for more information.
Check the Calendar for additions and/or changes to our schedule.
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm in the Chapel
A Journey From Your Backyard to Global Warming
Our 7th Principle tells us to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. This presentation will focus on what you can learn from a walk in your yard that connects what you’ve seen to explanations of why the Earth is warming. Trust us, it’s not fake news . . .
Friday, October 27 at 6:00pm in Parish Hall
Pizza and Principles
Ever wondere how we can apply our UU principles to living our everyday lives? Interested in getting to know people at UU Wellesley you don't get to interact with as frequently and make intergenerational connections? Just want to eat pizza and do some fun activities with your community? Pizza and Principles is for you! This year, our Religious Education program and the UU Learning Community are presenting a series of dinners where we will come together to explore how to "live the principles" in our day-to-day lives. Developed by Westminter Unitarian Church, Pizza and Principles is a fun chance to discover the practical side of our faith and make new connections. And of course, there will be pizza! We will be focusing on the first principle: We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of all persons. Come for food, fellowship, and fun activities, including a quick craft! A signup link will be available shortly to rsvp for the event. There will be a small charge for pizza; please feel free to contribute a side dish, as well. Save the date, and tell your friends! Email Elizabeth Foster, Acting Director of Religious Education, or Sarah Meister, Ministerial Intern, for more information.
Sunday, November 5 at noon in the Chapel
Documentary film: "The Freedom to Marry"
The LGBTQ Interest Group and the UULC are excited to present “The Freedom to Marry,” a documentary that tells the spellbinding, inside story of the movement that resulted in the 2015 decision by the Supreme Court to make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The victory was brilliantly orchestrated by gay rights activist Evan Wolfson and by Mary Bonauto, the Boston GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders) attorney who was the main litigator of the battle. Please join us for lunch immediately after the worship service. The movie, which is 90 minutes in length, will begin at 12 noon. And bring your friends!