3One of the guiding principles of Unitarian Universalism is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Central Unitarian Church offers rich opportunities for exploration and reflection throughout the church year with its varied Adult Faith Development programming.  One are activities that continue throughout the church year; others are more focused classes delivered over a few weeks.

Our Adult Religious Education programs are open to the general public as well as to church members. There is no need to preregister or pay a fee. We have ample free parking behind the building, where you will see a sidewalk leading to the rear entrance. Simply arrive and know that you are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

Continuing Programs for Adults

Covenant Circles
Ministering to one another in love

In these small ministry groups, members support each other on their journeys for truth and meaning. Guided by trained facilitators, each group covenants to listen with intention, share personal stories without judgment, interact in order to understand, and do the hard work necessary to maintain deeper friendship. Each month, circles reflect on a different topic, from fear and anger to trust and forgiveness. The circles are formed by up to 10 people for a period of one year.

If you are new to CUC or covenant circles try one of our drop in circles, we meet each 2nd Monday of the month in the lounge.

Parents Weathering the Storm
Deepening our relationships during times of trouble

CUC runs a small group ministry for parents of adolescents and young adults who are weathering the storm of parenting beyond the typical challenges. Small group ministry give us a place to talk out our hopes and concerns in an atmosphere of acceptance.

Meditation Group
Finding a still point in a busy world

This group practices many forms of mindfulness meditation, such as guided, silent, walking and others. Meditators The group meets the third Thursday of each month, except August, from 3:30 to 5pm. For more information contact Susan Bruce Susanmarie51@gmail.com or Sue Pearly sukisue13@aol.com.

Adult Deep Dive
Deepening understanding of Sunday worship topics

Join Rev. David Horst for Adult Deep Dive conversations on the monthly themes  on second Sundays at noon in the Minister’s Office. Look more deeply at the theme and how we might create meaning in our lives using the theme of the month. Bring your Unitarian Universalist faith into the rest of your week.

Adult Education Classes

Classes are taught on Sunday afternoons after service or weekday evenings by members of our congregation.  They explore religious texts from the Bible to the Bhagavad Gita, the lives of important people from our Unitarian heritage, and individual paths to spiritual growth.  Our weekly bulletin reports on upcoming classes.

More Information

For more information on our programs or to suggest a new program, email adultfaith@cucparamus.org.