Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Bless This Mess: Christian Community & Support for Pandemic Parenting
Thursdays at 7:30 PM starting on September 3
If parenting weren't already messy, these days it seems almost impossible to raise children during a pandemic while maintaining sanity. Now is the time for parents and grandparents to come together to support each other. So this fall we will create conversation circles of Christian support centering on UCC minister Rev. Molly Baskette's book, "Bless this Mess." This book is the rare parenting book that combines both progressive Christian values and sound child psychology. Order your copy now in preparation for this series.
From the book description, "In Bless This Mess, readers will gain constructive tools as they learn how to talk to their children about social justice, money, God, ethics, bullying, disabilities, sexuality, and their bodies. Parents will also glean insights on how to serve others with joy, give generously and gratefully, and—perhaps most important—learn how to stop being so afraid all the damn time, even while raising kids in an increasingly chaotic and often scary world. With real-life examples, relatable personal stories, and strategies tailored to the toddler, preteen, or teenager, Bless This Mess guides parents of children at all stages of their development."
Reflections on the Psalms
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Tuesday lunchtime group centers our discussions on the Book of Psalms.Each class we read 2-3 Psalms and share our thoughts and how they reflect our current times. Each class is self-contained so that you can join at any time. All are welcomed. Class is co-lead by Carol Barrett and Arlene Turner.
Zoom information is posted on the In-House UCC Facebook page under the EVENTS tab.
Discussions on Racism
Thursdays at 7 PM
The issues of Racism are sometimes overwhelming. One of the goals of this group is to help inform our members and help shape our response through the Social Justice committee. We all care but at times feel lost to make a difference. Let’s explore how our faith community could narrow our focus to start making a difference. The discussions will be centered on the video series, Covenantal Restoration, offered by The Work of the People organization.
Thursdays 7:00 pm, each class starts with a short video and followed by discussions. Each class is self-contained so that you can join us for one class or several classes. All are welcome. Discussions moderated by Arlene Turner.
Along with this class, we have started a Facebook page within our UCCAustin page called UCCAustin Black Lives Matter Discussion Group. Everyone is invited to join this page, if you would like to follow this page please forward an email to email@example.com.
Zoom information is posted on the In-House UCC Austin Facebook page under the EVENTS tab. Ends Aug 27