At BUF, we believe that there is always room for exploring, questioning and learning. Our lifelong learning programs for adults has included study groups on the Bhagavad-Gita, Buddhism, the Bible, and theology as well as many other opportunities to challenge perceptions and expand knowledge bases. Opportunities for spiritual growth in Chalice Circles are a part of our Small Group Ministry.

Adult Religious Education Calendar 2023-2024


Pathways for Parents — Sundays, September 17, 24, & October 1, 10:30 am –11:45 am
This Pathways offering will be held during church so parents of young children can attend while their children are taken care of. Learn about the UU tradition and BUF in relationship with your peers!

UU History; Freedom of Belief  — Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The first in a series, this course explores the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our UU principle of Freedom of Belief. Together we will explore pivotal moments in Unitarian Universalism through compelling stories that offer lessons for how to live the UU faith, not only today, but into the future.

Pathways with lunch — Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pathway sessions welcome new members, visitors, or anyone interested in knowing more about the UU tradition and BUF. These fun and informative sessions introduce participants to each other and to Unitarian Universalism.

Spirit in Practice — Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 29, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Spirit in Practice will be an opportunity to explore and cultivate regular practices that connect us with the sacred ground of our being, however we understand it. Whichever path we follow in this diverse congregation, the Spirit in Practice workshop will offer a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich our faith journey.



Newcomer Pathways to BUF – 3 sessions

Gratitude – 3 sessions

UU Theology – 4 sessions

Beloved Community Offerings – February (TBD)


Newcomer Pathways to BUF – 3 sessions

UU 101– 4 sessions

Social and Environmental Justice Programming (TBD)


Annual Women’s Retreat

Each Spring, BUF women have the opportunity to attend a weekend retreat where they engage in social interaction, learning and self-exploration, and spiritual enhancement.