Emerson’s Book Group welcomes all readers to our monthly discussions. Participants choose the books. We alternate fiction and nonfiction monthly and enjoy the challenge of both reading outside our personal safety zone and considering the variety of responses offered in our enthusiastic and respectful setting. All are welcome to attend.
Emerson’s Book Group is closing out our 2016 season with two member-selected choices. For our discussion on October 25, we are reading The Girl on the Train, a psychological thriller by British author Paula Hawkins, which was also just released in theaters. Our final meeting of this year will take place on December 6 and our selection is My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. We meet again on January 24 for our annual book selection evening.
For more information, email Louise Rovner at louiserovner@sbcglobal.net or call 818-621-9628.

Adult Religious Exploration

Recognizing that religious education is a lifespan process of spiritual growth, the Adult Religious Explorations Department of Emerson UU Church is committed to present programs on:

  • the exploration of moral and ethical issues;
  • the development and expression of our own spirituality and theology or philosophy;
  • Unitarian Universalism;
  • the study of religions;
  • social and political issues of particular interest; and
  • personal development.

We usually have at least one minister-led Adult R.E class each semester. The classes are offered weekly for 8-10 weeks. They are offered one session in the evening (generally Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.) and repeated in the morning (typically Monday mornings at 10 a.m.) so that people with differing time availability can participate. Every other month or so, we also have a Saturday or Sunday afternoon workshop, sometimes under Cluster auspices.

In addition, there are a number of programs and activities from a monthly after-service video and discussion on environmental issues to involvement with the California UU Justice Ministry and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), a faith-based community organizing group. There is a morning current events discussion group and, of course, a full complement of Small Group Ministry groups.

From January through June in 2016, Emerson provided the speaker series “Islam in American 21st Century” on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.