ABOUT THE OUUC ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
OUUC’s adult education program offers a wide range of classes to help members and others in their spiritual development and in a broad variety of life skills, as well as to increase knowledge in specific areas, or just to have fun. The Adult Education Team reviews ideas for classes, finds and assists instructors, and publishes seasonal catalogs of the class offerings with the goal of supporting Lifelong Learning.
Registration for classes is open to all members and friends of OUUC and members of the larger community. To help us keep these offerings sustainable, we suggest a donation of $10 for a single session class, and of $20 for a longer course. The Pandemic has limited our ability to offer the many types of classes we have in the past, but we are always interested in your ideas.
To reduce the chance of class cancellations because too few people have signed up, please register at least a week before your class begins. Click on the title of the class you would like to take, and you should arrive at the Registration Page. Please contact us if you have problems.
Unless otherwise noted, all class leaders are members of the OUUC community who generously contribute their expertise, time and hard work to develop their course material, completely gratis. Please make every effort to attend all sessions of each class for which you have signed up, or let the class leader know ahead of time if you can’t attend. Newcomers to OUUC can find classes relevant to this faith tradition marked with a chalice logo.
The Adult Education Team welcomes offers to lead future classes from members of the broader community as well as from the OUUC congregation. Please direct proposals or inquiries to the Adult Education Team, c/o the OUUC Office (firstname.lastname@example.org / 360-786-6383), or contact a committee member. A member of the committee will contact you and guide you through the process of setting up your class. Current members are: Steve LeVesconte , Kathy O’Connor, Julie Rosmond, John Snyder, Gary Worthington (Chair), and Sara Lewis (Staff).
CURRENT 2022 CLASSES OPEN TO REGISTRATION:
Tuesdays, April 26 and May 3 at 7 pm.
Have you ever wondered how our prior president won the support of many Christians who appear to have taken a U-turn on their tenets? We will explore how politics have become the new religion. In the first class, we will study religion and the far-right movement in America. In the second class, we will look at the concerning global far-right religious movement that is a signal that fascism is on the rise. After the presentation portions, we will have a hardy discussion about what is happening in our country and in the world.
Kristen Howard spent over two years studying politics, religion, and politics as religion and wrote several academic papers based on that information. She will make the papers available for any in the class who want to read them; however, they are not necessary to read for the sessions. She has a Master of Education and is working on a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She has had many years of experience teaching and training both adults and children.
Fourth Thursdays 6:30-9 pm
(No registration required)
September 23 – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
October 28 – The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons
November 18 – Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry
January 27 – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
February 24 – Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
March 24 – The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
April 28 – A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan
May 26 – The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
June 23 – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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