New Parent Group Looking for Members – Spiritual Adventures of Parenting – starts Sept 17

If you are a parent to a child between the ages of birth and tween, we invite you to join UUCPA’s new monthly parent group, Spiritual Adventures In Parenting!

Led by fellow UUCPA parent Matt Rosin, Spiritual Adventures In Parenting will meet every third Sunday, beginning on September 17, from 11:30a.m.–12:30p.m. (after the church service). Childcare will be provided. Families can choose to have lunch together afterward, if they wish.

Among the many religious sources for contemporary Unitarian Universalism, our faith looks to “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life”—and parenting is one powerful source of such experience and spiritual deepening.

Spiritual Adventures In Parenting will be a forum wherein parents can, together:

  • Explore the spiritual dimensions and meaning of our parenting and
  • Cultivate deep connections with one another.

At our first meeting on September 17, we’ll get to know each other, craft a covenant, and distribute copies of Chaos,
and the Spiritual
Adventure of
Parenting, an anthology of very short essays on parenting and spirituality published by the UUA’s Skinner House Books (2011).

Each subsequent monthly session will draw on a short essay or two (or three) from the anthology and other sources as spurs to conversation and spiritual reflection.

To find out more, email Matt Rosin at

Matt Rosin is a stay-at-home dad to two kids at UUCPA and has been involved in the church in numerous ways, including teaching children’s religious education and Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education classes, co-leading the By Your Side Singers pastoral care choir, and serving on the Mission Task Force that crafted UUCPA’s new Mission Statement. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and writes reflective essays on fatherhood for his newsletter, Fatherhood Is Learning.