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Adult Faith Formation

Embrace UUCR's thriving, loving, inclusive community by joining an Adult Faith Formation program, where you can:

  • Put your faith into action
  • Engage with ethical and moral questions
  • Open to new ideas, people, and experiences
  • Enrich your life with literature, poetry, music, and art
  • Deepen your understanding of Unitarian Universalism

Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ongoing Programs

Adult Faith Formation

A variety of spiritual, educational, and arts programs enrich our lives and build community. Programs are held from September through May, with occasional offerings during the summer. Details about upcoming programs can be found on our Upcoming Events page, in UUCR E-News, in the Quest newsletter, and at the Adult Faith Formation information table in Fellowship Hall after the Sunday service.

 We offer programs, discussions, and classes on a variety of themes, including: 

  • World Religions - Sacred Texts
  • Ethics
  • Spiritual Practices
  • Unitarian Universalism
  • Meditation 
  • Science and Theology
  • The Arts and Religion

Current Worship info here.

Find ongoing Virtual & Multi-platform Gatherings here.

Emerson's Cafe

Emerson's Cafe meets on Sunday mornings from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Building 2, Room 24/25. Join us for our mid-morning open conversations. Discussions are focused on explorations of heart and sharing from the spirit around a different spiritual and/or theological concept. Topics are chosen each week in advance, keeping vibrant and warm our connections with our growing community. Come journey with fellow seekers and travelers! Members and lay leaders alternate faciliating these conversations, with occasional drop-ins by Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage. No sign-up necessary. Contact Rev. Dr. Savage for more information.

Small Group Ministry

Join a small group (8-10 people) once or twice a month to explore religious, spiritual, and ethical issues. It's a great way to make new friends on a shared search for meaning and spiritual growth. Each group is led by a team of facilitators trained by Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage.

Socrates Café Rockville

Fourth Saturdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Socrates Café gatherings are held around the world for people to exchange ideas and experiences using the Socratic method; embracing the idea what we learn more when we question with others. At UUCR, the coffeehouse-style atmosphere is open to all, with coffee, tea, and light refreshments available. For details, visit UUCR's Socrates Café webpage or www.philosopher.org.

More Ideas?

UUCR's Adult Faith Formation program is a collaborative effort. We learn from each other, help one another, and grow together. If you have ideas, expertise, talents, and stories for our programs, let us know! Contact Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage at rev.rebekah@uucr.org


  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world