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First Unitarian Saging Programs

The First Unitarian Saging Programs have been developed to provide relevant and interesting topics for Seniors. Click below to read more. Registration is through the adult classes registration form.


Drop-In Meditation Group
Sundays, 10:30 – 11 am, Room 108

Join us for group meditation between Sunday services, no experience necessary. The room remains open after 11 am for anyone who would like additional quiet time.
Facilitator: Karen Massetti Miller
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Humanism
1st & 3rd Sundays, on-going, 10 – 10:45 am

Humanism is a philosophy for those in love with life. Not finding solace in prefabricated answers to the great questions of life, humanists enjoy the open-endedness of a quest and the freedom of discovery that this entails. Humanism is a philosophy for people who think for themselves. There is no area of thought that a Humanist is afraid to challenge and explore.*
We are now exploring the book Good Without God by Greg Epstein, available on Amazon. Please feel free to come and get acquainted if you have not started reading the book. It is provocative, focuses on what nonbelievers DO share–positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good, without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.
* copied or paraphrased from writings of Fred Edwords on AmericanHumanists.org.

  • There is no need to pre-register for the class (If you’d like to register anyways, you are welcome to do so).
  • You do not need to have the book ahead of time – just come for the discussion.

Facilitator: Bob Henderson and Gwen Harvey
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The Spiritual Psychology of Carl Jung
Every other Sunday, 11 am

This class will discuss the book Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Aniela Jaffee. The class will read chapters of the book outside of class and discuss its meaning and share personal experiences during class time.
Facilitator: Shirley Willard
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Saging Book Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:30 am – noon, Mary Safford Room

The Saging Book Club will be starting Atul Gawande’s popular book, Being Mortal, on Tuesday, May 8. This book explores the suffering produced by medicine’s neglect of the wishes people might have beyond mere survival. Riveting, honest, and humane, this remarkable book shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life – all the way to the end. We will take approximately 4-5 sessions to discuss this book.

The Book Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Please join us.

For more information, contact Bob Henderson: 515-254-1004 / rnhende@gmail.com

Facilitator: Bob Henderson
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Seminars for Saging
1st Thursday of the month, 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Writing Your Own Obituary: Thursday, May 10, 1:15 – 2:45 pm, Mary Safford Room

Please join use for a somewhat light-hearted approach to what is typically a serious topic. During this session, participants will consider the various ways obituaries can summarize an individual’s life and legacy. We will share some unique and sometimes humorous obituaries, listen to two TedTalk presenters (Lux Narayan “What I learned from 2,000 Obituaries” and Brad Meltzer “Writing Your Own Obituary”), and discuss what we heard. Come join us for what is sure to be an interesting and engaging session.

Facilitator: Bob Sobiech
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