Our Adult Religious Education Programs

Our Adult Religious Education program offers a range of courses, workshops, and discussion groups. Registration is important! Schedules are published in the fall and spring with updates in the newsletter. We try to keep our calendar flexible to respond to needs as they arise. Most of our facilitators are members of the congregation who have a particular interest or skill. We do not charge for our classes, except for a small materials fee in some cases, and we do not pay our facilitators. For more information, contact the office at 201-444-6225 or email usr.secretary@gmail.com.

Please peruse our calendar and upcoming events page for film series, concerts, book discussions and other activities throughout the year.

Some of the offerings for 2017-18 include:

Monday Lecture Series – “Music and the Brain; Are Humans Wired For Music”
On Monday, October 2, 2017 the Monday Lecture Group of the Unitarian Society of Rdgewood started a new Great Courses lecture titled “Music and the Brain; Are Humans Wired For Music,” an 18-lecture series. Every Monday at 12:30 PM, we meet in the Fellowship Room at the rear of the main Unitarian building and view one 30-minute lecture followed by about one hour of open discussion. Participation is free-of-charge and open to all members of the congregation and of the greater Ridgewood community. There is no need to sign up or register. Just arrive on time. We hope you can join us.

Connection Groups enable members and friends to meet in small groups to consider major life issues. They provide us an opportunity to speak intimately with each other and listen intently. Please contact Bea Cronin or Debbie Wardell for more information.

Zen Meditation meets on Monday nights. Please click here or contact Marcia Spitz or Ralph Pleasic for information.

One Book USR is a congregation-wide book group. Members will be invited to read a selected book at the same time and to come together for discussion. Contact Deborah Goodell for more info.

New Member Orientation
For those people considering membership in the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, we offer “New Member Classes.” These classes provide an opportunity for you to meet others who are new and considering membership, as well as learn more about Unitarian Universalism, the history of our congregation, our Religious Education program and the benefits and obligations of membership.
New Member Classes take place three times a year on Sundays, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Brunch is provided. Childcare is available if requested in advance. These classes are offered by the Membership Committee. They are fun as well as informative! Check your weekly eblast and/or newsletter for upcoming classes. If you would like to sign up for a new member class or want more information, please contact Ann Pareti at 201-444-6225.