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At First Unitarian Society we believe learning and spiritual exploration are life-long practices. Throughout the year we hold events and classes to provoke the mind, enrich the soul, and engage in community. If you are interested in teaching a class at First Unitarian Society, please email Janet Swanson.

Spring 2019 Offerings

To register for a Spiritual Practice Group click here. A description for each group can be found by clicking the name of the group from the list below.

Spring Courses

Healing through Art and Craft

Healing through Art and Craft

with Rev. Kelly Crocker, Minister of Congregational Life

Date:  Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

No prior experience or knowledge of the material is necessary.

Fee: $30 pledged / $40 non-pledged *a light lunch will be served

“Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.” -Julia Cameron. Over three-quarters of American households contain someone who creates art or loves to craft. Painting, sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, photography, woodworking and more provide us with more than just a creative outlet. Even at their most basic, these activities are potent ways to distract the mind, soothe the soul, and de-stress the body. The knowledge that art can heal is spreading. From musicians in hospitals to quilts on the National Mall, art is healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods. Now it’s our turn. Through art projects, visual and written, along with spiritual practices, we’ll look at how art can help us heal ourselves, our families, and maybe even our communities.

The Awakening Joy Experience: Continuing the Journey

The Awakening Joy Experience: Continuing the Journey

with Rev. Kelly Crocker and Suzanne Buchko

Dates:  Wednesdays, once a month; October 24, and November 28, 2018; January 23, February 27, and April 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

No prior experience or knowledge of the material is necessary.

Fee: $40

Click here to register.

Spiritual Practice Groups at FUS

Centering Prayer

Meets every Tuesday from 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm.

Free and drop-in. Open and welcoming to all.

Join us if you are looking for a way to begin your practice or to companion with others in the practice.

Contact Robert Block-Brown at

Insight Buddhist Meditation

Sunday evenings from 6 pm – 8 pm

Free and drop-in. Open and welcoming to all.

An introductory session is offered the second Sunday of each month.

Contact Lori Creswell for more information at

Japanese Crane Meditation

Two weekly sessions held at FUS September through May.

On Wednesdays, Bobbi Zehner and Joan Heitman lead sessions at 12:15 pm in the Atrium Auditorium.

On Thursdays, Ann Schaffer leads sessions at 5 pm.

Free and drop-in. Open and welcoming to all.

Japanese Crane Meditation is a gentle standing set of movements with a quiet musical background. It is appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities.

For more information, contact Ann at