Adult Religious Education


Newcomer Orientation

Second Sundays of September, November, January, March, and May, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Led by Rev. Lucas Hergert
Interested in becoming a North Shore Unitarian Church member, or simply learning more about Unitarian Universalism? Join us as we explore the history of Unitarian Universalism and of NSUC and answer any questions you may have about us. Snacks and childcare will be provided.

World Religions: Diversity and Dialogue

A Class with Rev. Lucas Hergert, John Burrell, and Christie Hagy
Third Thursdays of October, November, January, February, March, April at NSUC
7-8:30 PM
Site visits TBD
Cost $20 payable to NSUC, and purchase a copy of Stephen Prothero’s book God is Not One

This world religions class aims to deepen our understanding of several dynamic, fascinating, and varied spiritual traditions. We will seek to broaden our knowledge of humanity, gain insights and enlightenment about world religions, use learnings to help us on our spiritual journeys, and build community among NSUC members. There are two meetings each month–one class led by our facilitators and an accompanying site visit. Both adults and high school students are welcome. (Please note: the first class will go until 9:00pm, and please read the Hinduism chapter in Prothero’s book prior to the first class.)

Chalice Circles – Adult Members


Chalice Circles are our version of small group ministry and are a great way to make new friends! Each group meets monthly for 1.5 hours to share and cultivate relationships with one another. Groups will meet from February-June in 2018, and then participants are given the option of being re-mixed into different groups as we create a well-integrated and networked community. You can sign up anytime, but a commitment to consistent attendance is expected from the time you begin attending.

Be sure to review the NSUC Covenant of Right Relations.

Women’s Programming

Women’s Programming offers a quarterly event, usually on a Saturday morning, that involves an educational program and fellowship. Keep an eye on the News to UUse and announcements in the order of service for upcoming events!

Charlie’s Garden Poetry Group

Charlie’s Garden Poetry Group is an open, informal group that supports one another in the spiritual practice of reading best-loved poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to participate; you may want to read something you have written or like, or just listen to others read. They meet on the second Sunday of the month at 11:30am-12:30pm in room 9.


Meditation on the first and third Sundays of each month at 9:00-9:45am in room 6 (i.e., “Bletzer”). Beginners and long-time meditators alike are welcome to attend. Sometimes there is a designated leader, and sometimes members simply come to meditate in silence together. Come late or leave early if you need to. You’re welcome for as much time as you’re able to attend.

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