Building (and Living!) Your Own Theology

Unitarian Universalist ChaliceA Joint Offering with Our 3 Local UU Churches

Living Your Faith (formerly known as Building [and Living!] Your Own Theology) is an intensive and interactive 12-session program in which participants define/discuss their faith and its impact on their lives, taking a very deliberate look at who they are, what they believe, and who they, individually and collectively, can become.

Program participants will be drawn from the three UU congregations in our area: The Universalist Church of West Hartford, the Unitarian Society of Hartford, and UUS:E. The group will be limited in size (like a Small Group) and meeting locations will rotate among the participating congregations.

Sessions will be held twice a month, September – March on Tuesdays, from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. If you would like to participate, please contact the facilitator, USH member Tom Gervais, at 860-558-3000 or tom.j.gervais@gmail.com.

UUS:E participants, please sign up as you would for a UUS:E program, by contacting Annie at uuse153@global.net or 860-646-5151.

Program dates:

  • August Potluck Gathering, date (date TBD)
  • Session 1 – Introduction and goal setting (9/11/2018)
  • Session 2 – Spiritual Autobiographies (9/25/2018)
  • Session 3 – Your Sacred Life (10/9/2018)
  • Session 4– Personal Practice (10/23/2018)
  • Session 5 – Soul and Religious Experience (11/6/2018)
  • Session 6 – Congregational Life (11/20/2018)
  • December Potluck Gathering, date t/b/d
  • Session 7 – The Nature of God (1/8/2019)
  • Session 8 – Ethics (1/22/2019)
  • Session 9 – Repentance and Forgiveness (2/5/2019)
  • Session 10 – Putting Faith to Work in the World (2/19/2019)
  • Session 11 – So What? Imperatives of My Theology (3/5/2019)
  • Session 12 – The Manifesto (3/19/2019)
  • Post-Program Potluck Gathering (date TBD)

Manifesto Services will be held at the three participating congregations on (dates to be determined) at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, and the Universalist Church of West Hartford.