We offer many opportunities for adults to learn, reflect and grow. Adult education classes cover topics from world religions to Unitarian Universalist history to our own spiritual beliefs. Small group ministries dive deeper into the great spiritual questions and help participants make sense of their lives. All programs strive to deepen community and build connections.

Below are some recent examples of our adult programming. Some are ongoing, others are offered periodically. To learn more or to inquire about joining, we hope you’ll reach out to our Senior Minister, Rev. Schuyler Vogel (revschuyler@4thu.org). Hope to hear from you!

Building Your Own Theology
As Unitarian Universalists, we each bring a unique religious perspective. This six week program, offered regularly, helps participants understand and articulate their own theology, touching topics from God, morality, human nature and the role of tradition.

Evensong is designed to help participants make lasting connections with one another and deepen their spirituality through discussion, readings and worship. Participants are invited to share thoughts, individual life experiences, doubts, and current religious beliefs. Evensong is an eight week program offered regularly. 

Music Ministry
Whether you are an accomplished vocalist or instrumentalist or just interested in sharing your talent, we hope you’ll consider sharing your gift with us. Our music ministry is not only a way to give back to the congregation, but also offers opportunities for fellowship, fun, and spiritual deepening. For more information, contact our Director of Music, Gates Thomas at musicdirector@4thu.org.

Buddhist Meditation
Join us for the second and fourth Monday night each month to meditate and discuss Buddhist teachings. Led by seminarian Leonisa Ardizzone, a longtime Buddhist practitioner, this regular gathering is perfect for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Come to sit in stillness, to reflect and find a greater sense of peace and tranquility. More more information, please contact Leonisa at la171@utsnyc.edu. 

Join our community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally members & friends. Meeting regularly after worship, the group goes on trips to local museums and sites of interest, and discusses books (recent titles include “God in Pink” by Hasan Namir, “Christodora” by Tim Murphy, and “Tales of the City” by Armistead Maupin). Once a year, on the last Sunday of June, our congregation celebrates GLBT Pride during worship, and we attend the NYC GLBT Pride March together. To find out more about Interweave activities at Fourth Universalist, please e-mail us at interweave@4thu.org.

New Moon Circle
Grounded in the earth-centered traditions, New Moon Circles provide a safe and sacred space each month to honor our connection to the Earth, to the cycles of the Moon, to the Divine Feminine, and to our deepest selves and to each other. We gather regularly in the evenings 6:30 pm and all circles begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Call our organizer Deborah Roth at 212-665-9660 or email dsrothny@gmail.com for more information.

Nature and Society Book Club
We invite you to explore the new Nature and Society Book Club at Fourth Universalist. This monthly club will be exploring our relationship with the natural world, how it impacts us physically, socially, culturally, and spiritually, and how we also impact it. We meet after the service in room C-10 and our first book will be Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, by Terry Tempest Williams. We hope you’ll join us for our first meeting on December 3rd! Contact Ian Evans at evans272@gmail.com with questions and to RVSP!