Faith Development Current Offerings

Faith Development —  December 2017=

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

Various days and times, as indicated. Childcare is available unless otherwise indicated.


Understanding Yourself and Others with the
Dec. 6, 13, and 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Fireside Room (main building)
“To understand all is to forgive all,” or so goes the proverb. Join Cindi Brown and Mary Beth Ross on a journey of understanding with the Enneagram of Personality. Learn about the nine basic types of people, what their motivations are, and how to get along with them. What type of person are you, and how can you be a better version of yourself? Find out with fun quizzes and enlightening exercises.

Herb Fair Class: Making a New Series of Cards
Saturday, Dec. 9, 12:30-4 p.m., Pasto-Crosby home
Join Lisa Pasto-Crosby, Heather Moreno, and Patricia Uherova to make new cards for our card series. They will be sold individually as sealed organic botanical cards, and they will also be scanned to update our series. Cards are the signature item at the Herb Fair, and the designs keep getter better and better. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Contact Lisa at, or get her contact information from the membership directory, to get directions to her home. Childcare is not available.


Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups
Anyone is welcome to drop in on a group to see what it’s all about. Email 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 vs. 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 two 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., Palmer Room (Morgan House)
The group is largely comprised of FUUN congregants, but is open to anyone. Contact Alan Leiserson at the number in the FUUN directory for more information.


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


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 such as generosity, bitterness, faith, longing, or racism. Covenant groups are an opportunity to listen and share with a subset of the congregation.

-Marguerite Mills
Director of Lifespan Religious Education