Faith Development Current Offerings

Faith Development 2017

Faith development is the process—religious, spiritual, and/or otherwise—by which we make meaning in our lives. FUUN Faith Development supports and encourages this in three ways: with classes, nonviolent communication practice groups, and covenant groups.

Classes

Various days and times, as indicated. Childcare is available UNLESS otherwise indicated. If you have questions, please email classes@thefuun.org.

Herb Fair Class: Packaging for the Fair
Wednesday, March 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Classroom A (main building)
Anyone who can help package products for the Herb Fair is welcome! Join Lisa Pasto-Crosby, Heather Moreno, and Patricia Uherova to prepare the wonderful items many of you helped to create this year. Much folding, grouping, stuffing, sealing, and labeling—all easy tasks with great company. Not to mention the fact that this is a prime opportunity to preview all available inventory—bring cash if you just can’t wait for the Herb Fair!

 

CLASSES AT A GLANCE (see below for details)
DATE, DAY CLASS
April 1, Saturday Herb Fair Class: iPhone Cases & Bookmarks
April 9, Sunday Listening Circle
April 12, Wednesday Thinking of traveling to Cuba?!
April 12, Wednesday Herb Fair Class: Marbled Botanical Bookmarks
April 15, Saturday Herb Fair Class: Finishing pictures from March workshop
April 23, Sunday Listening Circle

 

Herb Fair Class: iPhone Cases & Bookmarks
Saturday, April 1, 12:30-4 p.m. (Pasto-Crosby home)
New this year! Join Lisa Pasto-Crosby, Heather Moreno, and Patricia Uherova to make finish projects for the Herb Fair, making a few more of whatever you like best or we need more of. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Contact Lisa at herbfairclasses@thefuun.org, or get her contact information from the membership directory, to get directions to her home. Childcare is not available.

 

 

NEW SMALL GROUP MINISTRY

Listening Circle
Sunday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Fireside Room (main building)
Many of us are feeling distressed right now with additional fear, anger, grief, and worry lying heavy on our hearts. This circle is an intentional and covenantal space to acknowledge this distress, give voice to it, and to feel heard.
Facilitated by Chelsea Henry, former Covenant Group facilitator, this is a small group ministry like Covenant Groups and NVC Practice Groups EXCEPT that there is no long-term commitment. Simply drop in when you feel the need or desire. If attendance warrants, it will become a regular part of the Faith Development schedule on 2nd and 4th Sundays.

 

Thinking of Traveling to Cuba?!
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Fireside Room (main building)
Phil Thomason and Ron Turner would love to share their experiences, including an overview of the country’s scenic beauty and historic sites.

 

Herb Fair Class: Marbled Botanical Bookmarks
Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Classroom A (main building)
Join Lisa Pasto-Crosby, Heather Moreno, and Patricia Uherova to make the Herb Fair’s famous bookmarks with marbled paper. They’re fun, and easy for beginners. These are big sellers, so come help to build up the stock! All materials provided, no experience necessary.

 

Herb Fair Class: Finishing pictures from March workshop
Saturday, April 15, 12:30-4 p.m. (Pasto-Crosby home)
Open to any who attended the pressed flower workshop on March 4. Join Lisa Pasto-Crosby, Heather Moreno, and Patricia Uherova at Lisa’s home. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Contact Lisa at herbfairclasses@thefuun.org, or get her contact information from the membership directory, to get directions to her home. Childcare is not available.

 

Listening Circle
Sunday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Fireside Room (main building)
See Sunday, April 9 for description.

 

Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups
Anyone is welcome to drop in on a group to see what it’s all about. Email nvc@thefuun.org to inquire. Childcare is available UNLESS otherwise indicated.

Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups are open to anyone, regardless of past experience here or elsewhere. To change one’s mind set and habit patterns from a right versus wrong model to a compassionate and connecting model takes practice. To connect empathetically with others, and with oneself, takes practice. To begin to live in the world we dream about takes practice. There are currently the following groups:

 

1st and 3rd Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Fireside Room (main building)
The group is largely comprised of FUUN congregants, but is open to anyone. Contact Joanna Carnahan at the number in the FUUN directory for more information.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Alcott Room (Morgan House)
The group is largely comprised of FUUN congregants, but is open to anyone. Contact Alan Leiserson board@nvcnashville.org for more information.

2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:15 p.m., Darwin Room (Morgan House)
This group is made up largely of non-congregants, but is open to anyone. Childcare is not available.

 

 

Covenant Groups
Several groups are currently meeting, some of which would be able to take a new member. There may also be an opportunity to start a new group. If you are interested, or if you have questions, please email covenantgroups@thefuun.org.

 

Covenant Groups are made up of five to 12 people, each led by a facilitator, which meet twice a month, usually in participants’ homes, for the purpose of supporting individual spiritual growth and deepening a sense of community among participants. Each session gives participants an opportunity to reflect with one another on an engaging topic, which might include: generosity, bitterness, faith, longing, racism, etc. Covenant groups are an opportunity to listen and share with a subset of the congregation.

Marguerite Mills
Director of Lifespan Religious Education