Adult Religious Education


One of the principles of our faith speaks to the importance of a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Adult Religious Education (ARE) classes and programs here at First Unitarian Society help to provide information and support to challenge and inspire adult learners along their path. Whether you are seeking spiritual development and/or practice, tools to face life’s challenges, alternative ways of being present and aware in this world, intellectual stimulation, an in-depth exploration of our faith history or values, or an outlet for body/mind/spirit integration… our congregation offers an array of diverse and flexible opportunities for you to advance your journey!

See expanded information about scheduled ARE classes on our Events Calendar.

Fees and Scholarships

Adult Religious Education classes and programs are offerehips are available to First Church members and friends for whom a course fee creates a financial hardship; please contact Beryl Aschenberg, our Director of Religious Education, for more information about scholarships.

Class Registration

Pre-registration is required for all ARE classes (with few exceptions, noted in class listings). Minimum and maximum enrollment is noted for each class. To register, send a completed registration form to the address listed, along with a check payable to First Unitarian Society for class fees. Alternately, you may sign up for classes in person at the RE Table on Sunday mornings during the church Coffee Hours.

If less than the minimum number of participants register by a week prior to the first class meeting, the class may be canceled. Registered participants will be notified of class cancellations via email, and refunds will be processed.

Drop-ins are discouraged – our instructors plan handouts and activities based on the number of people expected.

Click here for mail-in registration forms. If you’re unable to view the PDF of the form, please contact Beryl Aschenberg to be emailed a copy. And here’s some handy information for our ARE producers!