The Spiritual Leadership Institute

The UUCR Spiritual Leadership Institute was developed in 2015 to promote deeper personal and spiritual growth and support the development of lay leadership skills of adults within the congregation. Open your mind, broaden your perspective, deepen your connections with the UUCR community – the opportunities are here. Courses are offered by a variety of professionals and trained lay leaders: UUCR staff and members, invited guests.

Recent offerings have included an exploration of the landmark feminist religious education curriculum, “Rise Up and Call Her Name,” a program on fire safety for elders, Joanna Macy’s “Active Hope” program focusing on green living and spirituality,a workshop on Sacred Dance and more. This year MOSAIC (Mosaic of Spiritually and Intellectually Curious Women) will offer monthly opportunities to explore feminine spirituality. Ongoing Chalice Circles and Covenant Groups also represent and support the congregation’s commitment to lifelong learning. UU Basics (a class offering UU & UUCR history) is offered several times throughout the year. Most ongoing programming is open to new friends.

As new offerings are identified and scheduled throughout the year, announcements will be posted here so please check back frequently! All programs are advertised in the various church communication channels (church e-newsletter, “Our Congregational Life” Sunday updates, emails). We invite your feedback, suggestions, and participation. Contact the Director of Lifespan Religious Education if you have questions or ideas!


MOSAIC (Mosaic of Spiritually and Intellectually Curious Women) Women’s Spirituality Group meets Tuesday February 21st @ 7:30pm. This month’s focus is on U.U. Women and the evening will be led by Ministerial Intern Liz Weber, Kelly Thome and Tiffany Goddard. This group meets monthly and welcomes anyone drawn to the essence of the divine feminine.


Soup and a Movie-a Multigenerational afternoon with friends and family at UUCR. On Sunday April 2, please join us for a soup luncheon and viewing of the movie ‘Ripple of Hope’-a story of hope and courage in action on the evening of Dr. King’s assasination (4/4/1968). The movie is suggested for ages 10+ and will be followed by discussion. Childcare will be available for young children.