Adult Religious Exploration Opportunities
Westside offers a variety of Religious Exploration programming for Adults, both in-person and on Zoom. Below are descriptions of our regularly scheduled offerings. For one-time or special events, see our events page.
Links to our Zoom content are found in our weekly email newsletter. You can subscribe here.
Thinking About Theology
A weekly discussion of our beliefs, our paths, and the variety of religions and spiritual perspectives found in UU communities.
This class meets on Wednesdays,
6:30-7:30 pm via zoom.
Open to anyone who wishes to join; led by Rev. Carol and other members.
Email Rev. Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the class.
Thursday Evening Conversations
Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom.
This is an ongoing Adult RE series which meets for discussion on various topics. Each session is stand alone and can be joined at any time. Our topics include those specific to UU values (LGBTQ, racial justice, religious exploration, etc.) and more general topics of interest.
We have a new topic each week! Please check the newsletter for what we are currently discussing.
Please see our newsletter for information on how to access this group.
Members can also access the Zoom meeting in the Members' Area.
Arts & Crafts
Westside would like to welcome its artists (including budding, closet and wishful artists) whether your thing is drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting, wood carving, jewelry making or any art or craft (maybe not chainsaw sculpture) to join our new arts and crafts group.
The goal is to have a place where we can work on our various projects, share our experience and learn from each other in a cordial and supportive environment.
As Rev. Carol has recently said, “Art is a powerful tool for self-expression and reaching others deeply. Art is for fun, for communication, for exploration and for transformation of ourselves and the world.”
Second Monday Lunch
While not officially a "Religious Exploration" offering, our 2nd Monday Lunch is an opportunity for Westsiders to get together and converse about their lives and the news of the day. Held on the second Monday of each month (hence the title!) at a restaurant in the East Tennessee area. See the newsletter for the next date and location.
Calling all readers! Join our Book Club for a lively discussion about books. We read fiction, non-fiction, and the occasional biography. The Book Club currently meets once a month on Zoom. And we have our own page! Click here to go to the Book Club page.
Join Rev. Carol Bodeau for an earth-centered gathering each month close to the new moon. We will sit in a sacred circle, share experiences of inspiration in nature, create ritual together, and set intentions for the coming month. Then we’ll have time for food and fellowship.
Meetings outdoors (weather permitting)
at Westside at 3pm
On the Sunday closest to the New Moon
o November 20th
o December 11th
o December 20th (Yule gathering)