Adult Learning at UU Wellesley Hills is coordinated by the UU Learning Community (UULC). Our charge is to create a program consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles, through which personal growth is fostered and community bonds strengthened. The UULC offers a wide variety of workshops and events led by members, clergy, and friends of our church, as well as outside speakers, who volunteer to share their expertise or interests. The UULC often partners with leaders of our Social Justice initiatives to examine topics of shared concern. Many programs are open to the public.
The UULC welcomes new ideas for Learning while Connecting! Bring yours to our next meeting. Email the church office HERE for more information. Check the Calendar for additions and/or changes to our schedule.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm Parish Hall (SNOW DATE: Sunday, March 10 at 12:30pm)
A Conversation about Islam and Muslims
Shaheen Akhtar, from the Islamic Center of Boston (Wayland), has been building bridges and sharing her love of Islam with the community for over 20 years. She will sit down with Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason to discuss the roots of the tradition and give a picture of what it is like to be Muslim in America. Topics might include how holidays and life cycle events are celebrated, what goes on in a mosque, what children learn in religious education programs, and what obstacles Muslims face in this country. An audience Q&A will follow. One of the definitions of “Islam” is “Surrender,” the Touchstones theme for February. Like all of our UU Learning Community offerings, this event is free and open to the public. Click HERE to be added to our email list to learn about upcoming programs.
Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Chapel
Documentary: (Dis) Honesty: The Truth About Lies
Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm in the Chapel
Author visit: Ana Levy-Lyons on No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments
Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Chapel
Autism Research: What Our Top Scientists Are Learning
Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm in the Chapel