Adult Religious Education



At First UU, learning isn’t just about absorbing facts; it’s about becoming open to all the exciting possibilities of our existence as human beings in this world. It’s about learning to honor the dignity and worth inherent in ourselves, our neighbors, and in the world community. It’s about learning to honor our planet and its network of living things. Finally, it’s about taking our faith out into the world.
~Dr. Sheri Phillabaum, Director of Lifespan Religious Education



Welcome to First UU’s religious education! We have numerous adult and youth offerings, as well as special classes and programs. So spend some time getting to know us; call or e-mail with any questions, and we hope to see you in church soon!

In our classes we affirm and promote the Seven Principles, and draw on the Six Sources, of Unitarian Universalism.

Information about religious education for children and youth can be found here.

Check our events calendar to verify meeting dates/times listed on the class pages.

Unless otherwise specified, all classes are open to new participants at any time. (Covenant Groups, described under the Programs page, are closed unless designated as open.)

The Path of Faith Formation series at First UU San Antonio offers a clear route to developing one’s Unitarian Universalist faith and identity. Adults who choose this path will start out by taking several classes in UU Foundations, move on to articulating their faith, and then, if they have higher aspirations, may choose one or more culminating paths.

On Sunday mornings during the religious education hour, we have several continuous classes as well as periodic classes that meet for a determined length of time.

2021 OFFERINGS: Contact Sheri,, for Zoom links.

ON-GOING CLASSES: In person classes are canceled until further notice. Contact Sheri,, for Zoom links.

the Spiritual Seekers class

Seekers Forum:
Seekers Forum is an open group seeking fellowship and community through self-discovery and discussion of life experiences.

When: Every Sunday 9:30-10:30 am. Currently meeting via Zoom.

the World Faiths Book Club

UU Reading Group is a group of truth seekers who come together to read and discuss books or articles that offer a diverse perspective on various aspects of world religions.  Some discussion focuses on major world religions’ understanding of particular topics like – ethics, faith, evil. Visitors are welcome to attend the group to listen and ask questions, but discussion is intended for those who have read the assignment.

When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am
Where: Building 4, room 404. (Currently meeting via Zoom)
Facilitator: Tom Gaines and Linda Schmidt

OTHER RE SERVICES: The UU Bookstore PLUS! ( Currently Closed) Will be open every Sunday and provides members and visitors an opportunity to purchase books for all ages about Unitarian Universalism and other liberal religious themes, as well as bumper stickers, jewelry, fair trade coffee and chocolate, tee shirts and more.
Sundays following the worship service, approximately 12:15 PM
Sanctuary Classroom
Contact: Carol Collins