We provide a safe haven for free thought.
We offer numerous options for adults in our congregation to discuss and learn together. Specific dates, times and locations can be found on page 9 of our monthly newsletter
Year Round Programming
Lay facilitated discussion and study groups for any length of time from a single session to several months. To find out more about offering programming, use these links to answer Frequently Asked Questions:
Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group meets every three weeks at 10 AM at Gere Library, 56th St. and Normal Blvd. All people are invited to participate in the book discussions; it is an informal group. Specific titles can be found in the newsletter. If you would like to get on the email list, send a note to the church office
Our Unitarian Library is in Room 2. We have spent a good deal of time lately culling and adding some important resources. Feel free to peruse at your leisure, and check the signage in the Library for policies regarding check-out.
Men's Discussion Group
All UU Men are invited to join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:15 pm in Room 6. Our discussions vary widely and are guided by those in attendance. Drop-in's are welcome.
The Newcomers Corner invites anyone interested to attend Newcomers Chat at 11:15 AM on the first Sunday of each month in the Church Library (Rm 2). Sue Hubbard
is the Chair of the Newcomers Committee and Karen Dienstbier
is our Membership Coordinator. Both of them are excellent resources.
Open Circle Discussions
The Open Circle Discussions offer a structured but informal small-group way to explore how to live in keeping with Unitarian Universalist principles. We invite you to try one out. You can try any group for one or two meetings before you commit. Most of the groups meet in people's homes. Contact the Church Office if you need more information. Scripts from past Open Circle meetings are available on the Open Circle Scripts page.
Currently, the meeting times and leaders are:
Pathways to Membership
Pathways to Membership include a group of classes offered by the Minister and the Membership Associate throughout the year. "A Chosen Faith", "Your Search and OUUr's", "Principle Plunges" and "Join Us?" classes are offered during the Church Year between August 16 and June 15, with time off for regrouping in the summer. For more information contact the church office
UU Meditation Sangha
Our UU Meditation Sangha continues it's regular gatherings on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month at 7:15 p.m. at 1834 Ryons Street ~ one block south of South Street on the northwest corner of 19th and Ryons. If you are a first timer or a returning meditator, just come on into the house, leave your shoes in the foyer, or bring them with you and come up the stairs. Turn right, our room is the last door on the right. We begin promptly with a short meditation at 7:15 p.m., followed by a reading, discussion, a longer meditation period, and then fellowship time over tea.
If you are considering joining us and have questions, please contact LauraLee Woodruff.
If you are looking for a small group of UU's to meditate with at church, you might check out Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. in Room 11. This room is also available to you at any time for meditation, with the possible exception of Sunday mornings.
Winter Lecture Series (WLS)
The topic of the 2012 Winter Lecture Series was "Iran" A full schedule and information about the guest speakers for this year's lecture series can be found on our WLS page.
The Open Table Writer's Circle is a group of mainly fiction writers. We offer support, critique and the shared excitement of the magic that happens between idea to the printed page. The group started after much interest was expressed from newcomers at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, but has since expanded to include all those who call themselves writers. The group stands as a place to come, feel welcomed and share your heart. It is a place that is open to all interested in opening themselves up to creating a space for connection with their own muse.
Our hope is to support our fellow writers within the city and to build a community of writers and friends. We meet monthly for discussion, host write-ins and writer events. For a schedule and further information about our members, please visit the Open Table Writer's Circle website.
Year Round Programming
Read a great book? Seen a thought provoking CD on spirituality, social justice, environmental action, or anything that you would like to discuss with other UUs? Have knowledge to share on a particular topic? Be a facilitator, discussion leader or instructor. Use the How to Get Started Section below.
HOW TO GET STARTED
1. Complete an "Adult Growth and Learning Class Proposal Form" with information about class and facility needs.
2. Turn in the form to the Church Office for review and approval.
3. Submit information to the Church Office be included in the newsletter by the 18th of the month.
4. Contact the Publicity Committee if the class is open to the wider community.
5. Contact the Religious Growth Director if childcare is needed for the class.
WANT TO SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?
Check the Church Newsletter for current classes offered and instructions for signing up, or contact the church office for more information.