Study Opportunities in June

Stuck at home? No place to go? Tired of Netflix? Want to feed your soul (instead of your body)? Then join in a summer online Study Course for United members and friends. Because the courses will be on Zoom, you must register in advance by writing to Lin Raymond, Office Administrator, at Thanks!

Resiliency and Hope
5-week Online Study of Biblical Stories for Our Time
Thursdays (8:00 am to 9:00 am)

From Elijah the Prophet to Ruth and Naomi to Peter and Mary Magdalene, our Biblical faith is filled with stories of people who overcame hardships of all kinds. We start a second 5-week “Resiliency and Hope” Bible study to explore these stories and the lessons they offer in our time.

Want to go to Yale Divinity School?
Join an online course on the Gospel of Luke this summer!
Tuesday Noon (12:00 to 1:15 pm)

The Gospel of Luke contains some of the most beloved stories of the Christian faith. Using pre-recorded conversations with former Dean of Yale Divinity School Harry Attridge and Prof. of Christian Scripture, the late David Bartlett, we’ll explore how Luke tells the story of Jesus Christ. Participants will view the recording ahead of time and then join in a lively discussion with other United members and friends on Tuesdays at noon.


Lenten Academy Becomes Summer Academy

Our Lenten Study Academy came to an abrupt halt when we cancelled all on-site church gatherings in mid-March due to the coronavirus. But we’ve transformed it into a “Summer Academy!” Both Larry Rasmussen and Emily Syal are re-starting their “Earth-Honoring Faith” classes, beginning anew, on Zoom. The 5-week classes start the week of June 17, through the week of July 17. Class size limited to 12 people. Register by Sunday, June 14 at

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
(Larry Rasmussen—Wednesdays at 5:15 pm)

Drawing on her spiritual tradition of the Potawatomi people and her scientific background as a botanist, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and important lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
(Emily Syal—Fridays at 12:00 Noon)

A collection of 11 speeches on climate change by climate activist Greta Thunberg, including “Our House Is on Fire.” Her book is a rallying cry to wake up and protect the planet, no matter how powerless we may feel.


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