Mind, Body, Spirit - Adult Education
Death, Dying, and the Afterlife, with GPUC Member Bob Young
Most people are reluctant to think about or to discuss death and dying. This is not a pleasant subject but it is a subject we all should consider. GPUC member Bob Young will facilitate a discussion about death, dying, and the afterlife based on a four DVD set from The Great Courses, entitled Death, Dying and the Afterlife. There are six lectures on each DVD and each is half hour long. The lecturer deals with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist religions as well as subjects such as euthanasia and capital punishment. If you are interested in this course, please contact Bob Young by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grosse Pointe School of Mantra, with Russill Paul and Dr. Riegel
The Grosse Pointe School of Mantra is a school for learning authentic Sanskrit mantra from the Vedic tradition. It is the combined effort of Russill Paul and Dr. Alexander Riegel. Upon enrollment, students will have access to wealth of Russill's online material (including print, video, audio, and live webinar support) as well as local monthly training and practice sessions (typically Sunday afternoons, with classes occasionally offered at other times) with Dr. Riegel.
We are now accepting students for our 2017/18 course work, which runs through mid April, 2018. The deadline for enrollment is June 15, 2017. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Riegel at: email@example.com.
The Philosopher's Club, with Dr. Riegel
In this class we do Philosophy on par with an introductory college level class. Currently we are reading Will Durant's "The Story of Philosophy," along with select primary texts. For our June meeting we are working on Durant's chapter on Aristotle as well as reading Book One of Aristotle's Metaphysics. Other Philosophical works in the queue include: "The Myth of Sisyphus," by Albert Camus; "Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka; and the essay, What It's Like to Be a Bat, by Thomas Nagel.
The Philosopher's Club meets the third Monday of each month, save January and July. For more information, contact Dr. Riegel at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Note - Reading Required: Out of respect for the other participants, please make sure that you have read the material before attending class.
Unitarian Universalist History Class, with Dr. Riegel and Dr. John Artis
The next meeting of the Unitarian Universalist History class will be Sunday, June 4th, in the Annex, at noon (following coffee hour). We are moving on from Channing's Baltimore sermon (Unitarian Christianity) to Theodor Parker's, The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity.
The class format is designed to be dependent upon group discussion. Please bring your own notes, reflections, and questions about the texts we read, as grist for our mill. If you are not yet on the UU History class distribution list and would like to be, email Dr. Riegel at: email@example.com
Women's Book Discussion - The Women’s Book Discussion group meets on the third Thursday of the month from October to April at 6pm in the GPUC Annex. Book lists are available on the table in the foyer or by email from the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Refreshments are provided with a $3 per person donation to cover costs. We gather in May for a pot-luck dinner and to choose books for the fall. We welcome new participants!
UU Crafters - All are welcome to join in for an evening of social stitching (knit, crochet, quilting, needlepoint, etc.) and other small crafts. Also, if you like to color and haven't tried the new adult coloring books there are books and markers for anyone who would like to give it a try. Stop by and join in the fun! The UU Crafters meet the 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the Annex, from 7-9pm.