Adult groups and classes meet at various times. Many meet on Sundays from 11:30—12:15 p.m. All classes & groups are open to new members at any time.
The Feminist Class studies a variety of writings by feminist scholars and writers; group members share in planning and leading the discussion. See the online church calendar for meeting times and places.
There are often other adult options on Sunday mornings. This winter beginning on February 4th, a group is meeting in the Sanctuary at 11:30 for 9 weeks to watch & discuss “The Challenge of Paul”—a DVD-based series featuring historical Jesus scholar, John Dominic Crossan.
Our Spirituality Reading Group meets Mondays at 3 pm in the Martin Reading Room. This group has read various books by authors such as Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Cynthia Borgeault, Paul Knitter, and Sharon Salzburg. Meditation/Contemplation to follow, 4:15-4:45 pm.
Meditation: We cooperate with Denison’s Office of Religious and Spiritual life to offer—at The Open House (204 N. Mulberry St.), to provide space for Zazen (sitting Zen) every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm. During the school year, sitting is at the Open House, during Denison's breaks, sitting is in the UCG Chapel. Beginners are welome. This is open to both the Denison and local communities, and anyone—of any or no religious persuasion—is welcome to participate.
Circles are other ways people are encouraged to connect & deepen relationships. Though active Circles change from time to time, we now have a Dinner Circle, Haiku Circle, GOT (Growing Older Together) Circle, an LGBT Support & Advocacy Circle, and a Growing Food Circle. Circles are envisioned and led by members of the congregation, and new Circles are always welcome to form as interest arises. Seasonally, we often participate with neighboring churches to host a series of forums or classes on topics of interest. During Lent (the 40 days before Easter), for instance, we've recently partnered with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to offer series on topics such as Celtic Spirituality and Embracing Spiritual Awakening. A weekday night, inter-church discussion group active recently has been entitled, Discusssions on Progressive Christianity.