Please Note:
Zoom meetings replace in-person meetings until further notice.

Adult Education Classes

Classes are listed in alphabetical order by title

55+ Women's Group

Facilitator: Barbara Bowman

Meetings: First and Third Tuesday

Time: 2:00 PM

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This is a group for older women (55+) who live alone. We hope to share the joys and challenges of this lifestyle and serve as a source of support for our members as well as providing resources and information of interest. The meetings are on the first and third Fridays at 10:30 AM, via Zoom.

Contact: Barbara Bowman

Antiracism White Caucus Group

Facilitators: Erica Fineman-Bertoli and Cindy Neff

Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month

Time: 11:30 AM

The goal of this group is to build our learning and develop our resiliency to better able to serve as true anti-racists. We will discuss our own biases, grow our understanding of the realities of White Supremacy and White Fragility, and create an environment of trust where we can be a support to each other. Our goal is to transform ourselves with the intention of becoming increasingly anti-racist in our daily living. The group is co-moderated by Erica Fineman Bertoli and Cindy Neff.

Contact: Erica Fineman-Bertoli or Cindy Neff

Gentle Yoga – All classes are suspended until further notice

Teacher: Becca Motil

Dates: Tuesday Evenings, January 15 – June 30

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Exchange: $8 per class/$5 for students & retirees (Please make checks payable to Rebecca Motil).

This is a gentle, meditative class open to any level of fitness or yoga practitioner. Please wear comfortable clothes, bare feet and a smile. Bring your own yoga mat and a throw or beach towel to roll up as a bolster or use as a blanket. Becca Motil has been teaching yoga for twenty years and is certified in the YogaFit style.

Contact: Becca Motil

Journaling Group

Facilitators: Cindy Curry and Beth Wood-Roig

Dates: First three Thursdays of each month, September – May

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM, beginning September 9, 2021

Exchange: $10/week

The OnWord Journeys journaling group is a beloved continuation of a spiritual journaling group, InWord Journeys, started by Dana Knighten 15 years ago. We currently meet via Zoom on a link provided by one of the co-facilitators, Cindy Curry or Beth Wood-Roig. The evening's program consists of selected readings and various writing prompts around a particular theme, with time for writing, sharing and discussion. We covenant to listen and support each other during our sharing time, and it is always okay not to share. We also ask that anything shared remain confidential out of respect for each other.

Spiritual journaling can provide a pathway to deeper self knowledge as well as deeper connection with the holy, and we honor each person's individual awakening and journey. Over the past few years, we've based the weekly programming around the Soul Matters themes that UUFHC follows for monthly programming. However, this year, we will use Krista Tippett's book, Becoming Wise: an Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, as the focus for this year's programming. We expect that it will take the entire church year (September - May) to complete our study of the book's themes and messages. Each member will need to purchase/obtain a copy of the book by 9/16 (the first Thursday we'll focus on the book). A Zoom link and monthly reading schedule will be provided to the group by one of the co-facilitators.

Contact: Cindy Curry or Beth Wood-Roig

Kadampa Buddhism Meditation Classes – All classes are suspended until further notice

Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 PM in Room 4

Exchange: $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.

Classes are lead by Kelsang Chogden, an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. She has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 21 years, and her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts. For more classes and info: www.MeditationMD.org.

Contact: www.MeditationMD.org | 410-243-3837.

Musical Activities for All Ages

Facilitator: Brenna Kupferman

UUFHC presents many opportunities for people of all ages to make music together! If you sing or play an instrument at any level, this is for you! We make it fun, and there is no pressure, so please join us for any and all of these music-making opportunities.

We occasionally have other opportunities for singers and musicians to participate in services and other church-related activities. These can include playing during summer services, children’s worship, and the annual RE service, social activities (chili cook-off, auction, picnic, and annual MUUsic festival), stewardship gatherings, special evening prayer services, memorial services, and other events. If you or your child is interested in being a part of these or any other music-related opportunities, please contact Brenna for more information.

Contact: Brenna Kupferman (music@uufhc.net | 443-739-5530)

OWLS Circle (Older Wiser Loving Souls)

Facilitator: J. Sue Henry

Dates: Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month
(Please Note: When the sanctuary opens up, we will continue meeting in-person on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday as well as the 1st and 3rd Tuesday via ZOOM)

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Exchange: $15 for the year

This group, which has been meeting continuously for the past five years, will be subdividing this Fall to better meet the needs of its members. When the sanctuary is open for meetings, there will be an OWLS meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Those who desire to continue to meet on ZOOM will be meeting on the first and third Tuesdays. The meeting for both groups will begin at 10:00 am and end at 11:30 am.

Both groups will follow the same process and usually the same topic. The topics focus on unique issues of those over the age of 55 years and their spiritual journey as an elder. This includes:

  • 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 group is open to members and friends of UUFHC as well as the community. An individual may join at any time.

Contact: J. Sue Henry

Parent Support Group

Facilitator: Jennifer Blosser, Director of Faith Formation

Dates: To be announced in response to current events

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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.

Please RSVP Jennifer Blosser

Qigong and Tai Chi – All classes are suspended until further notice

Instructor: James (Marty) Martin

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM

Thursdays: By appointment

Saturdays: 9:00 AM

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 25 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)

Soul Matters Sharing Circle

Facilitator: Rev. María Uitti McCabe

Dates: First and Third Tuesday, starting October 5, 2021

Times: 7:00 PM

Exchange: None

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You are invited to join us as we embark on our fifth year of the Soul Matters Sharing Circle. This is a wonderful time to share connection with each other and go deeper with our monthly worship themes. The theme for October is Cultivating Relationship.

Like a favorite reading from our hymnal says, ‘alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen, and our strength too limited to do all that must be done. Together, our vision widens and our strength is renewed.’

– From the Soul Matters Sharing Circle website

We meet via Zoom on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 7-8:30 pm and we nurture our spiritual growth with laughter, companionship and deep conversation. Every month we will engage unique spiritual practices that help us deepen our understanding of that month’s spiritual theme. New Members are always welcome!

Contact: office@uufhc.net

UU Christian Fellowship

Facilitator: Steve Thompson

Meetings: Begins September 22, and then 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Time: 7:15 PM

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The UUCF group will resume its study of Genesis, which is focusing on the stories written by the J author. We will pick up where we ended last spring with the stories of Joseph.

Contact: Steve Thompson