Classes for Adults

Throughout the year, we offer Welcome and Membership classes for anyone interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism or our church in particular, or who would like to join our congregation as members. We also offer a diverse set of personal enrichment experiences.

Most classes offered especially for adults are also suitable for interested youth, unless otherwise noted. (Children's Religious Education is offered on Sunday mornings.)

Guided Meditation on Gratitude
Tuesday, 8/22
6:00 p.m.

Vicki Potter will lead a deeply relaxing inner journey in the Augusta Jane Chapin Room. The session will last about 25 minutes, followed by a period of silence to allow attendees time to process and reflect on their experience. This is free and open to everyone, whether you have meditation experience or not. Bring a pillow, mat, or blanket if you wish. A few mats will be available for anyone who prefers to lie down.

Conscious Aging
Wednesdays, 9/13 – 10/4
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Kathleen Veith and Diane Stone will guide participants through the research of scientists, the philosophies of great thinkers, the musings of poets, and the experiences of our own lives to develop an individualized recipe for aging well in a rapidly changing world.

Restorative Justice Practices and How They Are Used Locally
book purchase required 
Wednesdays, 9/13 – 10/11 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Margaret Rovner, Gary Ashby, and other members of our church’s Committee to End the New Jim Crow will introduce the concept of restorative justice practices. Restorative justice is an approach to justice that helps victims, survivors, offenders, and communities engage in a healing process after a crime has been committed. It involves many different ways of facilitating the offender taking full responsibility for his/her actions while putting the needs of the victim first. In the Lansing area, it is being applied in schools and among formerly incarcerated people. Participants will discuss The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr and engage with local practitioners of RJ and/or audio-visual resources to learn about healing practices and alternatives to conventional punishment.

Tai Chi
Mondays, 9/18 – 10/23
 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Certified Tai Chi instructor Chris Cleveland will teach a six-week course of this gentle movement form that was developed in China. It is practiced standing, or, if needed, seated. Tai Chi has many health benefits such as improving balance, blood pressure, arthritis pain management, focus, and memory.

Beginner Meditation and Mindfulness
$60 suggested donation
Tuesdays, 9/26 – 10/17 
10:30 a.m. – noon

Kurt Scholler will introduce a few important meditation and mindfulness practices that you can practice at home or on the go. Whether you are a brand new learner, are stuck in your practice, or would like to jump start it again, come join us! We'll practice together and share our experiences in group discussions.

Register at the church's Connections Corner after Sunday worship services, or contact the church office at or (517) 351-4081 ext. 101. Scholarships are available for classes with fees, and childcare and accessibility needs can be arranged. Fees can be paid by check, cash, or online here