Building Your Own Theology: A 9-week exploration of your personal belief system

4:00-6:00 pm, Sundays, January 19–March 16

Most of us come from other faiths, or no faith, and have found comfort in this place we call Unitarian Universalism. We easily can tell you what we DON’T believe. Sharing what we do believe is much harder. And no one is up in the pulpit telling us what we MUST believe.

Building Your Own Theology is a program developed by Rev. Richard Gilbert to “provide some tools for building a theology based on materials of individual life experiences” (from Rev. Gilbert’s preface). Each person who participates in this 9-week experience will come away with a deeper understanding of what the basis is for her or his beliefs.

Each session will include a short reading to be done before the session, an opportunity to get acquainted or reconnect, a discussion of the reading, small group sessions and a closing. A final outcome of this offering will include each person developing a credo, or short description of their personal theology.

A previous participant in the class had this to say about the experience:

“The Credo Class with Ellen Germann forced me to give serious consideration to issues I have long resisted. The readings, the comments of classmates and our homework introduced me to new thoughts and self understandings. My traditional Catholic heritage still haunts though I am making progress on that front; still a long way from developing my own credo. I do intend to continue the reflection started. I highly recommend the class to others.”
Mary Jo Sparrow

If you would like to explore your own theology and share your experience with others in our faith, join us for this exciting and thought-provoking course.

Ellen Germann
BYOT Instructor

Based on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian, this classic UU adult education program invites participants to develop their own personal credos. 9 sessions to be facilitated by Ellen Germann-Melosh. Please contact Karin at uuc@uulafayette.org or 765-743-8812 if you are interested in signing up for a future BYOT.

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