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Adult Ed Classes for 2016-2017

Artisan Circle

Facilitator: Darlene Rothwell

Meetings: TBA

The members of the Artisan Circle meet to combine their skills on periodic projects for the church. This year we will continue to create artwork for the sanctuary walls. If you are interested in being a part of the Artisan Circle please contact Darlene.

Contact Darlene Rothwell (drothwell0303@yahoo.com).


Choir Director: Brenna Kupferman

Choir Practice: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM on Sundays

The choir is always looking for new singers, so if you enjoy singing, we would love to have you join us. We sing a wide variety of music and have a great time doing it! We sing at least one Sunday a month in service and occasionally at other church-related occasions. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings right before service — you do not need to be present every Sunday to be in the choir. Youth and adults are welcome. No previous experience is required.

Contacts: Brenna Kupferman (brenna.kupferman@gmail.com | 443-739-5530) or
Rhoda Huston (hustonrho@comcast.net | 410-776-3838).

Conversational Spanish

Teacher: MJ Price

Meeting: 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in Room 3

Exchange: $30 for the Spring semester

Se habla espanol aqui! Come and practice speaking Spanish here with friends in a relaxed setting. New to the language or with some background… all welcome (12 and over).

Contact MJ Price (baltmom50@gmail.com).

Gentle Yoga

Dates: First and Third Saturdays of the month

Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am in the sanctuary

Instructor: Becca Motil

Exchange: $10 per class/$5 for students and retirees.

10-class passes available for $75 (a $25 savings) and $50 (students & retirees).
Please make checks payable to Becca Motil.

This is a gentle, meditative class open to any level of fitness or yoga practitioner. Please wear comfortable clothes and a smile. If possible, bring your own yoga mat and a throw or beach towel to roll up as a bolster or use as a blanket.

Our next yoga session starts on Saturday, Jan 7 and will run through next June.

Contact Becca Motil (Rmotil@aol.com).

House Band

Facilitator: Brenna Kupferman

Do you sing or play an instrument? Would you like to be part of a band that occasionally offers music for Sunday service and other church social events? We would love for you to join us! We play a wide variety of music, which is usually chosen by the band. The ensemble varies upon availability, but can include vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and light percussion. All musicians and singers of all ages are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed by the ensemble. 

Contact Brenna Kupferman (brenna.kupferman@gmail.com | 443-739-5530).


Facilitator: Dana Knighten, of InWord Journeys

Dates: Thursday evenings, Jan 5 thru May 25

Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 3

Note: Preregistration required - contact Dana

Do you feel called to explore your spiritual journey through journaling? If so, UUFHC's journaling group may be for you. This small group, which is going into its 10th year at UUFHC, explores spirituality through a variety of media such as journal writing, visual media (including SoulCollage®), and reading, discussing and writing from selected books.

Dana is a certified facilitator trained through the Center for Journal Therapy in Denver, Colorado. (Note: Because this group is one that shares a cohesive bond built on a foundation of trust, we ask that you be able to commit to regular attendance if you're considering joining.) Membership caps at 9 because of format and time constraints.

Contact Dana Knighten (blueheron@zoominternet.net | 410-452-5701).

Kadampa Buddhism Meditation Classes

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 10 - July 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in Room 4

Class fee: $12 / $8 for students, seniors (60+), and unemployed

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. Join us every Tuesday for classes lead by Brian Alberti. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience! Classes are drop-in, meaning you can come to any of them at anytime.

More information: www.MeditationMD.org.

Knitting and Crochet Circle

Facilitator: Pamela Lottero-Perdue

Save the date: We'll plan to collect our projects and celebrate our journeys on February 26th from 9:15 to 10:15am . Perhaps we can have a blessing of the donated items at our service that day!

We will not be meeting each month, however, you can usually find Pam or April before or after church for some quick assistance.

Beginner: You’ll be making squares (technically, rectangles) for the Knit-a-Square project (there are crochet instructions, too!) - www.knit-a-square.com. Bring size 7 or 8 straight bamboo needles, or a crochet hook (size 7 - in between a G and an H).  Bring a worsted weight (size 3 or 4 on the yarn council’s scale) yarn that is not black, does not have feathers or other wild bits, and that you like. Acrylic, wool, or wool-acrylic blends are fine. One skein is all you need to start.

Advanced Knitters and Hookers: Check out the patterns for hats, hand warmers and cuddly toys on the Knit-a-Square project website www.knit-a-square.com. Up for more of a challenge? Make knitted (or crocheted) knockers for those who have had mastectomies: www.knittedknockers.org. Bring needles, hooks and yarns for your project to our first meeting.

Contact Pamela Lottero-Perdue (410-914-5582).

The Lunch Bunch

Facilitator: Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel

Dates: Wednesdays - Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Library

Exchange: $15.00 for Spring

The Lunch Bunch will come together to discuss:

  • Our Past, Life Transitions and their correlation to our character,
  • New ways to break free of emotional restraints,
  • Methods of deepening our connections to each other, and
  • Awakening our spiritual awareness.

We'll be doing inner work using essays, poetry and short stories to engage our creativity. Participants will begin to identify and understand some of the things that may be holding them back from experiencing life with vitality, grace, and joy. All Are Welcome!

OWLS Circle (Older Wiser Loving Souls)

Facilitator: J. Sue Henry

Dates: Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month, beginning Jan 10

Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am Room 4

Exchange: $15 for the year

This group of individuals starting at age 59 years (exceptions can be made!) meet to discuss:

  • the challenges and opportunities of aging
  • experiencing practices and processes that enhance intention and passion for life
  • sharing ways of serving the greater good in family, church and community.

The specific topics to be explored this year include: What is my purpose in life after retirement? Defining my legacy; identifying the joys, challenges and coping strategies for ageing. Additional topics will be determined by the group. You may join at any time! There are future activities, aside from the ongoing group, being planned for older, wiser loving souls.

Contact J. Sue Henry jsuehenry2@gmail.com.

Parent Support Group

Facilitator: Stephanie Kalka

Dates: Second Fridays of the month in the sanctuary

Time: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

In Parent Support Group, we explore how to raise children with UU values. Spending time with like-minded parents helps us build community and energize. Together, we find strength to meet the challenges of life. Bring the whole family on the second Friday of the month. We meet from 5:45pm to 8:00pm. We share a light dinner of pizza, salad, and dessert. After dinner, the kids go with the sitters to the RE Wing and the parents talk. The cost is $5 per family, unless you’d like to bring a salad or dessert. Then there will be no charge.

Please RSVP dre@uufhc.net.

Qigong, Tai Chi & Meditation

Instructor: James Marty Martin

Mondays: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturdays: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 1st & 2nd; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Exchange: $5 per session or $10 per month

Qigong is an ancient form of self-healing through gentle movement. It is a movement practice focused on health, longevity, stress management and mental clarity. Marty will be teaching the Hauxia Zhineng Qigong (Chi Lel) system which was the world's largest medicine-less Qigong. The Chi Lel Qigong center in China had more than one hundred thousand patients with 180 different diseases and had a 95% success rate. James Martin (Marty) has been practicing Qigong for 22 years; he'll draw on 50+ years experience in the martial arts. He has taught Qigong in many different locales and will be teaching this beneficial healing practice at UUFHC.

Tai Chi is another ancient form of self-healing. Marty will teach the Yang style 24 movement Tai Chi short form. He will take you step by step through the most widely practiced Tai Chi form on the planet.

Contact James (Marty) Martin (443-299-2434).

Race on Film Series

Facilitator: Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel

Dates: Thursday evenings Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 13

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the sanctuary

In January, February, March and April we will watch a film and then stay for a facilitated, compassionate conversation. Rev. Carol will lead these discussions. You may attend one, two, or all four, but you must sign up in advance. The group size will be limited to ensure we have time for individuals to share their thoughts. Conversations will last approximately 40-60 minutes after the conclusion of the film. A simple dinner will be served. If there is enough demand, a second showing of each film will be scheduled.

The movie schedule is

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) – Jan 19
  • Do The Right Thing (1989) – Feb 23
  • Crash (2004) – Mar 16
  • Boiling Pot (2015) – Apr 13

Please call the office or contact Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel (minister@uufhc.net) to sign up or if you have any questions.

Sitting Meditation

Dates: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM every Sunday

No Fee

The first ten minutes are devoted to Mindfulness techniques offered by a practitioner, then shared silence. When the weather is good and the spirit moves, meditation can be done outside.

Contact Gerre Wolff (410-569-3343).

UU Christian Fellowship (UUCF) of UUFHC

Facilitator: Steve Thompson

Meetings: Wednesdays - Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 19

Time: 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Room 2

Exchange: $10 for the Spring series

Course Title: Two Missons: Peter vs Paul

Contact Steve Thompson (steventhompson2@yahoo.com |410-658-3341).