Worship Service Sundays at 11:00 AM

Adult Religious Education

The Adult Religious Education (ARE) program at First UU San Antonio encourages and supports the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of First UU members and visitors. Courses in Unitarian Universalism, world religions, philosophy, science, and history provide a foundation of knowledge, insight, and wisdom to enrich our faith. These opportunities allow participants to learn from one another and from members of the broader community, fostering a vibrant sense of mutual understanding, curiosity, respect, empathy, tolerance, and social justice. We offer a combination of ongoing and short-term Adult Religious Education classes.

For more information about these or any other ARE classes contact our Adult Religious Education Committee at adultre@uusat.org or our Director of Lifespan Religious Education at dlre@uusat.org.

Ongoing Classes

Seekers Forum

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM; Room 404 – Seekers Forum is an open group seeking fellowship and community through self-discovery and discussion of life experiences. Topics can be suggested by anyone in the group and can range from spiritual growth to headline news.  

UU Reading Group

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM; Room 502 – The UU Reading Group welcomes all those who seek to broaden and deepen their understanding of topics of concern to UUs, which include world faiths, spirituality, ethics, social action, personal development, liberal arts, and sciences. 

UU Parent Group 

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM; Room 603 – Meet with other parents for support and to share experiences and insights about all aspects of parenting/caregiving.  All parents, caregivers and guardians are welcome. 

Young Adults Group

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM; Room 402 – This class is designed for young adults ages 18-35 to share experiences and insights about navigating the adult world and to participate in fun activities like outings or crafts.

Environmental Reading Group

First and Third Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM, Zoom – This group, co-lead by the Green Sanctuary Team and the Adult Religious Education Committee, focuses both on environmental justice issues and the heart and spirituality that calls us to address these issues. To obtain the Zoom link and to get information on the current book selection, contact dlre@uusat.org.

First UU 101

Third Sundays, 12:15-1:15 PM, Room 603 – This class, facilitated by the Membership Committee, gives newcomers, or anyone considering membership with the church, an overview of how the church is organized and what services are offered. All are welcome! 

Spring 2024 Classes

Owning Your Religious Past

Thursdays, February 8-March 7, 7:00 pm, Zoom – For both longtime or life-long Unitarian Universalists and the very newest to our faith, this program is designed to help Unitarian Universalists grow in their faith, moving from a space of discomfort and awkwardness to a space of affirmation and wholeness. The program’s exercises invite participants to revisit religious spaces and people from childhood in a way that promotes greater self-understanding and personal peace. We can be most fully and completely present in our religious identity when we see our path as a continuum rather than a series of unrelated episodes. This workshop is not just for “converts.” Longtime and life-long Unitarian Universalists also experience change, sometimes profoundly, in their religious identity. All are welcome.
Classes will be led by Rev. Nell Newton and Bridget Laflin, DLRE, on Zoom.  Class will be on Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM beginning on February 8 and concluding on March 7.  Please note that this is not a “drop in” class.  Participants should plan on attending all sessions if possible.  Class size is limited to 15 participants.  You can register for class HERE.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bridget Laflin, dlre@uusat.org.