Educational Programs

Photography Skills & Spirituality at the Universalist Church of West Hartford   Photography: Skills & Spirituality
with Dan Bouchard, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Sundays: Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17
11:30 AM - 1 PM
in the Program Center 

In this new class participants will learn basic competencies with their DSLR cameras - often known as “all the settings”! We’ll learn about the concepts behind what makes our cameras work, and then put that knowledge to work with contemplative photography assignments.

Understanding the Bible   Understanding the Bible:
An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals

with Dan Bouchard, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Mondays: Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18
7:00-8:30 PM
in the Lounge

This thoughtful, warm, and witty book by by John A. Buehrens is designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, it encourages all who would find in the biblical heritage an ally and not an enemy in the quest for a more just and humane world.

Mindfulness Workshop  

Mindfully Blooming Into Our 60's and Beyond

Wednesday Nov 6
12:30 - 2:30 PM
in the Program Center 

Come learn essential tools to assist you during this time of change in a workshop by Theresa Nygren. We will begin with a simple seated stretch followed by a basic meditation. From there we will focus on the foundational skills necessary to help us through this next chapter of our lives. This workshop will be experiential with plenty of time for inner reflection, sharing and practice. 

The workshop will start with some informal social time. Bring a bag lunch, if you like!