2409 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705
Join us for a community meal at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall ($6 per plate) and 6:30-8pm classes. RSVP for free childcare (one week advance notice, please) to Natasha Ulack at email@example.com.
Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 7 | 4 class sessions
Judaism is one of the oldest religions still existing today and it is the first of the world’s three Abrahamic traditions, which also includes Christianity and Islam. Learn about the core beliefs, holiday observances, worship practices, notable figures and history of this rich and vibrant faith. Facilitated by Rabbi Kerry Baker.
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time
Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 14 | 5 class sessions
One of the vital challenges facing thoughtful people today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. Join us for a study of “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally” by acclaimed author Marcus Borg as we look for a solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Facilitated by Rev. John Elford.
Painting the Stars
Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to Nov. 11 | 9 class sessions
View and discuss the popular DVD series “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith.” These videos celebrate the communion of science and faith, and explore the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality from the perspective of leading theologians and progressive thinkers. Facilitated by Rev. Richard Strait.
The Journey of Self-Compassion
Tuesdays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 11 | 4 class sessions
Many people believe they need to be self-critical to motivate themselves — but in fact, they just end up feeling anxious, incompetent and depressed. Join in our group study of Dr. Kristin Neff’s book, “Self-Compassion: A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself,” as we explore how self-compassion helps us see ourselves more clearly and opens a path away from constant, debilitating self-judgment. Facilitated by Rev. John Elford and UUMC member Diane Ireson.