The Faith Formation Program releases a seasonal list of classes, groups, and workshops. Below you can find a list of recent offerings. If you have any questions, contact Ministerial Intern Jennifer Hackett at   intern@uueugene.org.

Faith Forward: Inquirers
Mondays, January 25 - March 22 7:00 - 8:15pm

Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? Ever wonder what our roots are, what religious education is offered here at UUCE, or how to become a member?

These questions and more will be explored in a 9-week series beginning Monday, January 25 through Monday, March 22. Meetings will take place from 7-8:15pm via Zoom.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q. What are the topics for the sessions?
  • A.
    • January 25: Q and A with Minister
    • February 1: UU History, Principles and Sources
    • February 8: Campus Tour and Orientation
    • February 15: Faith Development for Children and Adults
    • February 22: Worship and Liturgical Year
    • March 1: Social Action and Community Service
    • March 8: Pastoral Care and Small Group Ministry
    • March 15: Small Group Connections
    • March 22: Membership 101 and Congregational Life
  • Q. Do I have to attend all 9 meetings?
  • A. No, you can choose those of most interest to you.
  • Q. Those dates don’t work for me. Will Faith Forward be offered again?
  • A. Since this is the first time Faith Forward is offered via Zoom, the program will be evaluated at its conclusion and a decision made about offering it again.
  • Q. Can I attend even if I’ve been a member for a while, or if I’ve done it before?
  • A. All are welcome to attend!

We look forward to offering Faith Forward again, and we hope to see you there! If you have questions, please email faithforward@uueugene.org.

How to Be An Anti-Racist
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm​
January 20 - March 10, 2021​

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. 

In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Thursday, January 7, 2021

“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” is a middle years book celebrating 50 years in publication. Maybe you read it as a girl, maybe you remember it as “the period book” (said in hushed tones) maybe you’ll read it with us for the first time! Maybe you need some light reading over the winter holidays and want to discuss with us this coming of age tale that has so much religious questing and questioning involved! Come one come all. Read the book and join us by Zoom to discuss!

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
Saturdays, January 2 & 9 9:00am-3:00pm​

The Developmental Model of Cultural Sensitivity was developed by Michael Bennett during his time on the faculty at Portland State University. The model “describes the developmental stages along which people can progress toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural differences.” Why this model or tool is so helpful is that it looks at comfort levels with and understanding of different cultures through a developmental lens. It is not based in shame or anger or blame but mutual learning. 

You must attend the session on January 2 to attend the session on January 9. Please read this introduction before the January 2 session. 

Contact Rev. Lo to register: minister@uueugene.org.