Our fourth UU principle calls us to a Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.

Adult Eduction programs at UUCC are designed to help you on your search.  Whether you attend a Community Forum, Book Discussion, Movie Night, or another event, we’re here to help inspire your spiritual and intellectual growth.

Book Discussions

UUCC has two book discussion groups that meet monthly.

The First Sunday Readers gather on the First Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall at our Shaker Heights Location.

For February 2020, they’re reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a book which is recommended for congregational reading by the UUA. The author offers a history told from the perspective of those whose story has largely been omitted from the usual histories of America.  She reveals how for centuries Native Americans actively resisted the practices of European colonists and the later expansionist policies of the US government to eliminate indigenous people or remove them from their traditional lands. Spoiler alert: the colonial era is still here, and so are the Indians. (Source: The Zinn Education Project).

The Tuesday Readers meet every other month at our Lancashire Rd. location in Cleveland Heights.  Their next meeting is February 11 at 7:00 pm when they’ll be covering “The Overstory” by Richard Powers.

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours―vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

Community Forums

Community Forums at UUCC present exciting and timely topics from a range of local experts.  Join us Sunday mornings September – November and January – April for coffee and conversation.

Upcoming Forums
January 19th – Genetics:  Testing, Editing and Ethics for the Future
January 26th – Brexit:  Financial, US and International Impact
February 2nd – Diversity and Inclusion: Top Down or Bottom Up?February 16th – Gender Issues,  Challenges, and New Directions
February 23 – Age Friendly Cleveland and My Future:  What’s Coming?March 1st – Presidential Primaries and Political Parties:  Who Wins and How?
March 15th – Religion and Politics:  1787-2020
March 22nd – Public Art – Enhancing Community Life
March 29th – To Be Announced
April 5th – The 2020 Census: Confronting Facts and Impact
Presented in partership with the League of Women Voters
April 19th – Renewable Energy Action Plans: Is Your Town Included?

Click Here to Download the Winter/Spring 2020 program!