Heritage UU Church congregants are invited to join the Blacksburg congregation this month for these Adult Faith Development online programs. Registration is not necessary for these class.
Sunday, May 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Bill Baker discusses Life in Poland in the 19th century, including the story of the brilliance, perseverance and love of family of Maria Sklodowska (Marie Curie) which led to the discovery of radium and polonium. Zoom link: Sunday Circle
Sunday, May 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Blacksburg minister, Rev. Pam Phillips, leads this group that intentionally explores the process of aging. Zoom link: Spiritual Aging
Sundays, May 9 & 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
An ongoing discussion group on racial justice and white privilege. Zoom link: Anti-Racism Group. To be placed on the distribution list to receive info on upcoming topics, email Karen at:
Sunday, May 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Beth McClellan discusses “From the Mountains to the Coastal Plain: Virginia’s Billion Years of Geologic History”. The billion years of Virginia’s geologic history include the formation and splitting of two supercontinents, mountain-building and erosion, evolution of life, and modern-day geologic hazards. We’ll journey through its five geologic provinces and explore highlights along the way. Zoom link: Sunday Circle
Sunday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Community Conversations are a bridge across issues that divide us. This month’s topic: Weaving the Social Fabric. Many people sense that something is broken in society: surveys show about half of young adult Americans are lonely; opioid addiction, suicide, gun violence, ethnic tension and depression have been rising; we face rapid change from a globalized economy, cell phones and social media, and uncertainty about our future health and wealth. Our social fabric seems to be shredding. Others observe that the social fabric of our communities and nation was never really woven to include everyone in the first place. Yet, there have been times when people looked past their surface differences and came together as neighbors to support each other. How might we work together to build connections that allow everyone to feel recognized, respected and valued? Zoom link: Community Conversations.
The Fifth Dimension for Adults
Tuesday, May 25, 7-8 pm
Watch a classic episode of The Twilight Zone, then participate in a discussion that’s just as relevant today as it was when the episode aired 60 years ago. This month: “The Old Man and the Cave” with a discussion on greed, power, and one’s faith in forces other than oneself. Zoom link: The Fifth Dimension for Adults
Ongoing Weekly Programs:
Conversations on Our Faith
Meets Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Discussion on a book that deepens our spiritual journey; all are welcome, even if you have not read the chapters being discussed. New book starting May 12: How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible, by T.M. Luhrmann. Zoom link: Conversations on Our Faith.
Meets Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Centering words and basic instruction are followed by sitting practice; non-experienced and experienced meditators are welcome. Zoom link: Meditation
More information on these programs can be found at https://uucnrv.org/learn/adults/. If you have any questions, contact me at: