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 2024


Raising Children in a Race-Conscious Society – Sundays, February 11 & 25, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Facilitator: James Addington
This class is designed for parents, guardians and grandparents who want to be prepared for The Talk that every family needs to have about race. This will be an opportunity to share learnings and insights, as well as gain new tools for talking in healthy ways about race. The class will be led by James Addington, author, anti-racism training consultant and part of a multiracial family. James and his wife, Cheryl, are currently parenting a five-year old granddaughter of color. “She is a daily source of insights, questions and new puzzles”, according to James. (2 sessions)

Newcomer Pathways to BUF – Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Facilitator: Felice Davis
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.

UU Theology – Sundays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Facilitator: Natalie Johnson
How did Unitarian Universalism evolve into the liberal faith we know? What fundamental issues and individuals shaped our understanding of UUism from our earliest beginnings onward? Why do we not have a creed or dogma, but instead embrace our Principles and Sources? These and other questions are explored in the course. (4 sessions)



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.