At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, deepening faith means that we develop as meaning-makers. Faith is not about accepting impossible ideas. Rather, it is about embracing life’s possibilities and making meaning of our experiences and the universe. Faith is practiced in relationship with others — it has personal dimensions, but it is best supported by a community of shared symbols, stories, values, and meaning.
One way we deepen faith is through religious exploration and education. The Unitarian Universalist educational philosophy does not impose doctrines. Our way is to offer experiences where everyone can safely and honestly make meaning using processes that include reason, experience, and love. These opportunities are offered for children, youth, young adults, adults, and older adults. They may incorporate spiritual practice, deep listening, social justice activities, service trips, worship opportunities, fellowship, and fun.
Our Director of Faith Formation and our minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan learning experiences. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
We invite you to contact our Director of Faith Formation to inquire about teaching or taking a class.
“I have many passions, one of the strongest being a love for children and youth. The older I get the more I see all of us as being children — all at different stages of growth and development. I have also come to believe what author Rachel Remen says best: “Blessing life may be more about learning how to celebrate life than learning how to fix life. … It may mean developing an eye for joy.” I love our faith and the Religious Exploration program. Working with our children and youth inspires me, challenges me and brings me great joy. For me it’s all about forging new relationships and sharing the journey as we learn and grow together.”
Janen Wright, Director of Faith Formation