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Spiritual Exploration & Education
adult education


Humanist Reading Group
The Humanist Reading Group will meet in the Living Room on September 23 at 7:30pm. 
September would be a good time to join us on the Reading Group. The next book we are reading is Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life by Dacher Keltner.

Read about it here: Born-Be-Good-ScienceMeaningful
You could get it now and then join us for the discussion on September 23 at 7:30pm. Even if you have just picked up the book, please come. We welcome new members!


New UU
If you feel that this church may be the place for you and you would like to explore the possibilities that are open to you at UUCA, please join us in a New UU class, which takes place every few months or so.

Build new and lasting friendships with your fellow searchers. It will be a wonderful adventure where you can ask those burning questions and find new pathways to growth—spiritually, emotionally and socially.

In three sessions, the group will share the story of their own life journeys in small groups. It has been our experience that deep and lasting friendships evolve from this sharing.
We will also discover how contemporary Unitarian Universalism grew out of ancient roots and how a Christian sect became a modern, liberal inter-faith spirituality.

What does a day in the life of the UU Church of Amherst look like? 

How can you become involved? How can you connect with like-minded friends?

Our first meeting will be on Sunday, September 23 from 7-9 PM. The second session will be the October 23 at the same time. Join us in the comfort of the Living Room in the old “mansion.” 

All are welcome. Childcare can be provided for those who need it. If you know you are planning to come, please call the Director of Member Services at 903-7508. You may also e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your reservation helps us to plan for materials and snacks.
We offer this program several times throughout the year. If you are interested, please see me and we will schedule to meet your needs.  –Rev. Tim Ashton and Hella Jacob  


*** Preaching by Parishioners is open to our congregants. This three-month program happens each spring. It is a hands-on workshop on creating and delivering an inspiring church service during the summer months. This program helps support the personal & spiritual growth of our congregation and to actively promote the 'freedom of the pulpit' that is so honored by Unitarian

 Universalists. For more information, please go to Preaching by Parishioners, located on our main menu. Marlana Rice

**UUA: Another interesting place for adults to learn more about Unitarian Universalism is at the website There you will find a wide variety of general information on all aspects of Unitarian churches.

This on-line publication will give you the big picture perspective: UUA World

** The Campus Ministry Committee
is looking for committed
members to become adult allies and assist with campus ministry in our area. If you are a current or former staff or faculty member of any of the local colleges or an alumnus, we would ask if you would consider helping us out. Please join us!  Scott Harrigan 


** Church of the Larger Fellowship is a UU congregation by mail & cyberspace, providing helpful online resources. This provides a UU connection 24/7 for those interested in further exploration. For online classes and email discussions, go to (click on Resources), or call 617-948-6166. 

** UU Fellowship of Chautauqua Denominational House
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Chautauqua, NY has purchased a large house on the Chautauqua Institution grounds and is currently renovating it for use as a Unitarian Universalist
Denominational House. It will offer 6 bedrooms with shared bathrooms for weekly rentals of $300/wk each for the 2009 season. Unitarian Universalists will be given preference for the rooms until December 1, and then the rooms will be available for the public. All rooms have two beds, one is designed as a family room, and another is handicapped accessible. The house has three full baths (one of which is fully handicapped accessible) plus two half baths.
The UU Denominational House is centrally located near Bestor Plaza, the Bookstore and the Colonnade at 6 Bliss. It also offers a place to relax- including a secluded patio - for those coming for the day, information for persons interested in UU faith and philosophy, meeting space for programs, and social functions, too.
For information about the UU Fellowship of Chautauqua, the Denominational House, contact information & reservation forms, please go to For information about Chautauqua Institution and its programs, visit We are looking forward to seeing you at Chautauqua!






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