In our living faith statement, Unitarian Universalists covenant to encourage spiritual growth in our congregations and to promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. At Grand River Unitarian, the Adult Spiritual Exploration committee facilitates these goals by providing programming each year.

Our aim is to foster both individual and community growth by designing courses that address the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Or, in other words — head, hands, and heart.

Details of course offerings can be found in the quarterly newsletter (The Window) and the weekly announcements. The bulletin board directly across from the lower level stairs displays what is coming up next. Signup sheets for classes can be found on the table directly beneath the bulletin board. Our events are open to anyone, but often require an RSVP for planning purposes.

We offer a variety of programs — multi-session classes, multimedia events, workshops, and more. Please visit our signup table. We hope you will find something that speaks to you.

We offer several programs on a quarterly basis:

GRU Reads
Rev. Jess, in conjunction with the "Theme Team", chooses books for congregation-wide discussion. Many of our quarterly events are inspired by themes from the book of the season.

TED talks
TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is an organization that records short speeches from people who are changing the world in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, social action, education, and more. In each GRU session, three or four TED speeches on a given topic are viewed and discussed.

These sessions are devoted to 'spirit arts', offering a variety of ways to meditate through art, song, movement, and play.

Take 40
Take 40 is an opportunity to explore a sermon topic or community interest in more depth right after the service. These talks are organized and led by members of the GRU community with a specific interest and will be advertised in advance.

UU Journeys
Every year Rev. Jess offers courses on our Unitarian Universalist heritage or philosophy. Most of the courses are repeated every few years, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn more about our faith.

The Seventh Principle Sangha meets most months for practice, study, and fellowship.

Worth Sharing
Do you have something you would like to offer to further our Adult Spiritual Exploration experiences? Let us know and we may be able to help you get started!

*Check out the Quest bulletin board, the newsletter and weekly announcements for all the great opportunities for Adult Spiritual Exploration! Please email to learn more about our programming.