Lifespan Faith Development

Adult Faith Development with Rev. Bethany in 2022-23

Based on feedback received from a number of you, Rev. Bethany is going to lead two adult faith development courses this year. The details are below. Sign up by emailing Rev Bethany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Resistance and Transformation: Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History – Starting October 12th!

Grounded in the belief that even "failures" in our history can be instructive, this program presents the ongoing struggle of our tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation. Themes include abolition, peace-making, civil rights, free speech, utopianism, counter-culture, the women’s movements of both 19th and 20th centuries, sexuality education, and LGBT equality.

This course will meet on approximately alternating Wednesdays (with some exceptions due to Rev. B’s schedule) at UUCT from 10 am – 12 pm from mid October thru mid April. Participants will have the ability to participate in person or over Zoom.

The program dates will be: October 12 and 19, November 2 and 30, December 14, January 11 and 25, February 8 and 22, March 8 and 29, April 12.

Email Rev. Bethany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating or have any questions.

From the High Hill: Odyssey Writing for Elders – Two day-long retreats in January and February 2023

This program will engage elders* in mining the stories of a lifetime to create a presentation to share with peers, loved ones, and the whole congregation, if they wish. Two all-day Saturday retreats—one for preparation, one for presentations—frame an individual period of remembering, sorting, reflecting, and writing. Participants are guided to gather and reflect on stories that delight, that challenge, that invite new wisdom and understanding, and then to act on new goals that emerge from this process. There is a possibility of participants sharing their odysseys with the congregation in worship, if desired.

*We understand “elder” here to mean anyone who finds themselves in a position of mentoring and/or passing on wisdom gained from a variety of life experiences.

This course will meet on two Saturdays in the winter – January 21st (hybrid, in person at UUCT and on Zoom) and February 25th (in person attendance at UUCT required). As mentioned above, the first retreat will focus on the preparation for odyssey writing. In the time in between the two all-day retreats, participants will write their odysseys, with optional weekly Zoom support from Rev. Bethany and others in the group. Then, all participants will come back together in person on February 25th at UUCT to share their odysseys. The exact times for the retreats will be communicated closer to January. Email Rev. Bethany at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating or have any questions.