Adult Activities and Classes

Friday Night Movies

Every Friday, watch a superb but little-known movie with a fun group while you enjoy popcorn and snacks. Meet Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Green Room (Enter at rear of church through Berg Hall) Current movie schedules are available in the church newsletter, On Common Ground. All are welcome. For more information, contact: Julie Moore, 653-6296

Women’s Discussion Group

This open women’s group explores women’s roles and issues using audio/video presentations with discussion. All women are welcome. Participants choose topics and ideas for discussion such as women’s issues, political and current events, including breaking news. Participating members will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and concerns and to enjoy each other’s company. Women’s Voices … Continued

Buddhist Meditation

Friendship Sangha of the Heart The Friendship Sangha of the Heart practices mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  We gather every Monday for an  evening of meditation which includes silent sitting meditation, silent walking meditation, inspirational readings, music, singing, chanting, and an opportunity to share about our meditation practice. This weekly program … Continued

Choir

The choir rehearses every Wednesday night from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sept. through June in the sanctuary and sings twice monthly in Sunday services, September through June. This is a non-audition group of very dedicated and enthusiastic and loving singers.  New members are welcome at any time during the church year.  Please contact Carolyn Howard, the Music Director, … Continued

Handicraft Circle

The Handicraft Circle brings knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, and more. You are invited to join them to work on whatever project you like with conversation and maybe a cookie or two. Many of them are experienced crafters and glad to help. Days: First and Third Thursday Time: 2:30-4:30 pm Location: Rotating in member’s homes Contact: … Continued

Men’s Support Group

Men talk about more than sports and politics in the Open Men’s Support Group. All men in the UU community and beyond are welcome to attend this group to enjoy fellowship, camaraderie and personal sharing. Days:          First and Third Thursdays Time:          7:00-9:00 pm Location: Garage meeting room Contact:   Dale Condra, 212-0242, dalecondra@juno.com or men@uuventura.org … Continued

MAGIC

MEDIA AND GRAPHICS IN THE CONGREGATION Each week, members of the church collaborate with the minister to create the powerpoint slide presentation for Sunday worship services. Orientation is given. New volunteers are welcome. Find out more about doing the slide shows from Andy Edgar-Beltran at church, or at edgar_andy@hotmail.com.    

Seminar in Humanist Philosophy

This seminar begins its eleventh year this fall. Participants discuss assigned readings on the nature of social ethics, which would advance human welfare, and on scientific methodology as the source of provisional truth about the universe and its denizens. Analytic thinking, rather than recall, is the modus operandi. One can enter the seminar at any … Continued

T’ai Chi Chih

T’ai Chi Chih(R) is offered by Lisa Otero, an accredited instructor who has been a practitioner for 20 years. The classes teach and practice a set of 19 gentle movements and one pose that focus on developing, activating, circulating, and balancing the body’s intrinsic energy, called Chi. This moving meditation is easy to learn and … Continued

UUniques 50+

This Adult Program enjoys monthly potluck dinners and field trip outings. The potlucks include speakers that represent a cross section of professionals, generally affiliated with conversation, history of Ventura County or a non-profit group. Members of our Church Community sometimes share interesting trips with the group. The outings include a lunch out before visiting a … Continued