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CommUUnity Collaborative (CC) Winter 2023 Programs


Are you looking to deepen your understanding of UU values and theology? CommUUnity Collaborative is a Unitarian Universalist platform created/conducted by ministers and staff teams who want to share new programs with their congregations, and beyond. The course catalog includes a variety of stimulating programs and workshops to help adults deepen their faith, wrestle with big questions, and nurture their souls. For more information and to register for any of the following programs go to our website here.


The Preacher’s Eye: Sermons from Lay Leaders

Revs. Gary Smith and Chris Jablonski

Sundays, January 15, February 19, and March 19, 3 - 4:30 pm

With supportive peers, we’ll find our voice for the UU pulpit. Where do sermons come from and how can we point our congregations toward hope?


Queer Theology Group

Rev. Laura Solomon

Thursdays, January 19, February. 2, 16, March 2, 16, 7:30 - 9 pm

"What is queer theology? How do we queer theology? As queer folks of faith, how do we claim (or reclaim) and shape (or reshape) our understandings of ourselves, the world, and all that is such that we also know the queerness inherent in the world, in God, and in our faith?


Movie Making Club

Rev. Dave Egan

Mondays, January 30, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, 7:30 - 9 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a movie? Then come join us for this fun and interactive five-session movie-making course. All ages are welcome.

The class will be limited to 15.


Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering

Peg O’Connor

Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 - 9 pm

Peg O’Connor argues for a far more spacious conception of higher power than is traditionally encountered in twelve steps programs. Join Rev. Chris Jablonski and Intern Minister John O’Connor of First Church in Belmont, and Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie of Arlington Street Church for an engaging panel discussion.


Leading in Times of Change

Revs. Jenna Crawford /Chris Jablonski

Mondays, February 13 and March 6, 7 - 8:30 pm

This class will explore the works of Karen Hering and Susan Beaumont as well as Buddhist psychology and teachings around change.

The class will be limited to 25.


The Revelation of John: Notes from the Edge of the Abyss

Intern Minister John O’Connor

Tuesdays, February 14 and 28, 7:30 - 9 pm

As Unitarian Universalists, how are we to engage with the Apocalypse, one of the most troubling texts from our Christian tradition? Join us for a two-part discussion of this thesis which offers John’s translation, the original Greek text, an introduction, study questions, and original artwork.


New UU Class

Revs. Daniel Gregoire and Chris Jablonski

Sundays, March 5 and 12, 3 - 4:30 pm

Come and explore Unitarian Universalism! This is a class, especially for people who are newer to Unitarian Universalism or for people who have been in church a long time without digging into our rich history.

The class will be limited to 25.

A House for Hope: Exploring Unitarian Universalist Theologies

Rev. Rob Hardies

Tuesdays, 7- 8:30 pm, February 28, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11

Would you like to better understand what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist? Are you interested in UU approaches to thinking about life’s important questions? Using Rebecca Parker and John Buehren’s book, A House for Hope as our guide, we will explore the rich insights of our Unitarian Universalist theological tradition and explore our own beliefs.

The class will be limited to 20.