Adult Spiritual Formation at Davies

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” With that in mind, Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation will offer a series of Spiritual Formation opportunities in Spring, 2022. We’ll look at the truth of our collective past, explore one of the sources of our tradition, consider how art reflects spirit, and uncover the grounding philosophy that we share as Unitarian Universalists.

The courses listed below require registration. To sign up, simply send an email to Reverend Norman Allen at There is no cost involved.

“America’s Enduring Caste System”
Rev. Norm is joined by members of the 8th Principle Committee for a discussion of the New York Times article that prompted Isabel Wilkerson’s book-length “Caste.” Tuesday, March 1, 7-8:30pm

Our Shared Theology
Over five weeks, participants will discuss core texts of Unitarian Universalism, explore their own religious history, craft a personal “credo,” then uncover the common elements that make us “different people of different beliefs and one faith.” Wednesdays, March 9, 16 & 30 and April 6 & 13, 7-8:30pm.

The Women of Easter
Echoing last year’s “The Women of Exodus,” this two-week course explores the lives of the women who made Jesus’s ministry possible, from his mother Mary (who nudged him to turn water into wine!) to Mary Magdalene (the first to recognize him on Easter morning). Tuesdays, April 5 & 12, 7-8:30pm.

The Shape of our Faith – At the Hirshhorn
Join Rev. Norm for an afternoon in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. We’ll spend time in reflection, do a little writing, and share in conversation. How does art speak to our experience of the divine? How might it help us approach the unanswerable questions that haunt us? Saturday, April 30, 1-3pm.

“The 1619 Project”
Using select chapters of Nikole Hannah-Jones’s “The 1619 Project,” we’ll explore the “new origin story” of our nation. Join Rev. Norm and members of the 8th Principle Committee on three Tuesdays, May 31 – June 14, 7-8:30pm.

With the exception of “The Shape of our Faith,” all courses will be offered on Zoom and will be online only. You’ll receive assigned texts as PDFs well in advance of each meeting. Please register promptly. Members of other area congregations will be invited to join as space allows.