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Book Discussion Groups

Current Classes - Wonderful Wednesdays

Beginning October 7, 2009, we have a variety of educational classes and programs for fun,, spiritual growth, and making a difference. We are calling this program "Wonderful Wednesdays" See the current schedule here:

Send your suggested topics for more classes to Marilyn Giese: ww@uuvisalia.org.

Possibilities for future classes include:

For information about any of these programs, please e-mail: ww@uuvisalia.org

Past Topics

Here are some of the past books or topics we have enjoyed reading and discussing, to give you an idea of the variety of topics we cover:

  • Low Carbon Rings - Two groups of 5 households formed a "Carbon Ring" to fight global climate change by directly reducing our household carbon footprints.
  • The Great Turning by David Korten- (Local discussion complemented by Facebook discussion still available)
  • Cakes for the Queen of Heaven: In Ancient Times (April 5, 2008 - May 1, 2008)
    A course in feminist theology exploring the religious myths and symbols of the ancient world where female images and experiences were central, and exploring the psychological and social importance to women today of reclaiming our female religious heritage.
  • Building Your Own Theology - We completed Part One in February 2008, and Part Two in May, 2009. Each session had 10 individual sessions. Course Description: Ultimately, we are all theologians. We all ponder the great life issues. Without a deep-rooted theology, this tumultuous world in which we live will be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. If we are to harness our deepest spiritual convictions for meaningful living in this world, we need to get our theology straight. Developing a theology is not an academic exercise; it has to do with the very stuff of our lives. This class invited us to develop our personal credos: the fundamental religious beliefs, values and convictions that inform and direct the living of your life. Author Richard S. Gilbert, a well-respected UU minister, poses five developmental tasks in which participants come to terms with human nature, ultimate reality, history, ethics, and religious meaning. See Course Outline or background reading.
  • Emerson as Spiritual Guide
  • Global Warming: Changing Course
  • Choices for Sustainable Living
  • Articulating Your UU Faith
  • The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  • Thoreau as Spiritual Guide: Walden as a Guide for Spiritual Renewal and Transformation
  • The Partnership Way by Riane Eisler
  • The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler
  • Rise Up and Call Her Name by Elizabeth Fisher
  • Paganism 101

What would you like to see next?

If you are interested in joining with other UUs to explore spiritual growth, please contact us for more info: info@uuvisalia.org.


For our monthly calendar of upcoming events fostering spiritual growth and religious education, see:


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