Adult Religious Education

Our Mission

The mission of Adult Religious Education at High Street Church is fourfold:

  • To provide an opportunity for spiritual growth and personal development,
  • To build community by offering a safe, nurturing environment where members and friends can hear each others’ stories and share their own,
  • To educate members and friends about our Unitarian Universalist heritage, and the current ministry and mission of our denominational family, and
  • To provide members and friends with a basic understanding of religious studies, including the scriptures and essential tenets of the world’s great religious faiths, the interconnections between religion, philosophy, science and current events, and the development of a consistent liberal religious ethic.

FaithRocket

Next Sunday (September 15th), Lori Johnson will lead a discussion of the current FaithRocket theme, WORK and PLAY. The class will meet at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall classroom.

WHITE LIES

White Lies

From May 14 through June 25, NPR ran a seven episode podcast entitled White Lies, which focused on an investigation into the murder of the Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian-Universalist minister who was killed during the civil rights protests in Selma, AL in 1965.

On September 22nd and 29th, Lori Johnson will lead a discussion focused on these episodes and their import for UU social justice efforts and racial reconciliation. The class will meet at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall classroom.

The episodes can be found on the NPR website at https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510343/white-lies. Participants should listen to the episodes prior to the class discussion.

UU Theologies on Tap

A new Adult RE class will begin on Monday, September 16th, at 5:30 PM. The class will meet in the basement room of Just Tap’d (488 – 1st St in Macon; across the corner from Macon-Bibb Government Center). Please place your order upstairs before joining us downstairs for the class.

The class will be led by the Revs. Cassandra Howe and Arlen Goff. We will be discussing the text A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century by John Buehrens (past President of the UUA) and Rebecca Ann Parker (past President of Starr King School for the Ministry).

Copies of the text are available from online booksellers; a limited number of copies will be available for sale at the church.Those planning on participating in the class should RSVP to Rev. Cassandra via email (highstreetrev@gmail.com). Please let her know if you will need a copy of the text.

Before the initial meeting of the class, participants will need to have read the Introduction and first 2 chapters of the text.