Adult Life Enrichment
The Adult Life Enrichment (ALE) program offers adults and teens, including people who are not members of BRUU, a slate of courses, seminars, and workshops that relate to the seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. It is our hope that adults will find many opportunities for spiritual growth herein.
- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
To volunteer or for details about the Monday programs, contact the ALE team through Kristin Worthington, DLRE at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALE at BRUU in 2023-24 will take place on the evening of the THIRD MONDAYS:
No Meeting November (break for the holiday)
Gather in Fellowship Hall between 6:00 – 7:00 pm for dinner. If you choose to bring food to share, even better. At 7:00 pm, we will break out into a variety of workshops which will educate and give opportunities to explore our Unitarian Universalist values.
For more information, or to suggest a workshop offering for future ALE events, please contact Kristin Worthington, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at email@example.com
Ongoing ALE Groups
Discussion and Study of Lau-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching
Around 500 BC, a wise man in China dictated 81 verses to offer guidance on how to balance moral and spiritual rules to achieve the most common good. The Tao Te Ching will be discussed utilizing Dr. Wayne Dyer’s “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life,” as a primary resource. Facilitated by Richard
Demaret, the group meets weekly via zoom.
CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) at the Crossroads
For nature based and pagan curious persons, all who come to the crossroads with open hearts and open minds are welcome. No experience necessary. Facilitated by Annaliess Trommatter and Michelle Lumen, CUUPS at the Crossroads offers learning experiences during the Monday night ALE sessions, and is
forming a monthly meeting group as well as seasonal celebrations.
Spiritual deepening courses for Unitarian Universalists. Deep listening and reflection in small groups of about ten people leads to personal and community transformation. A sense of personal purpose and meaning arises from UU Wellspring’s unique combination of spiritual practices, spiritual companionship,
readings and heart opening discussions. A sustaining joy emerges while deepening commitment to making change in ourselves and in our world. (UUwellspring.org)
Private groups form each Fall and meet twice a month, in person or on zoom. To join a group, contact Kristin Worthington, DLRE at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Sources, be challenged, comforted and inspired by each of the six Sources by learning about Unitarian Universalism and reflecting on how to integrate faith more fully into daily life.
– Deep Questions, to examine the seven Principles and proposed 8 th principle through the lens of your own experience and beliefs to see what meaning they may have in your life and community.
– Sacred Arts, deepen your sense of creation and creativity as a spiritual practice. You will reflect on featured art forms while creating to serve the congregation and the community.
– Article II Changes, Take a deeper dive into the covenant that is the foundation for all the work of our UUA and its member congregations. This 4 session program explores your experiences and emotional response to the proposed reworkings.