We are a welcoming congregation.
View our Covenant of Good Relations.

Loading

Class Video Links

(chronological order, oldest first) 

Happiness 101, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, July 20 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/71783542

Creating a Spiritual Practice, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Aug 10 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/73078173

A UU View of The Bible,
    Pt I - How To Read The Bible, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Sep 4 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/73984974 
    Pt II – Creation: Genesis, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Sep 11 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/74587506 
    Pt III – Liberation: Exodus, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Oct 2 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/76358182 
    Pt IV – Exultation: Psalms, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Oct 9 2013class video 
        http://vimeo.com/76790742 
    Pt V – Frustration: Wisdom Literature and Job, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Oct 16 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/77143176 
    Pt VI – Redemption: The Prophets, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Oct 23 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/77700416 
    Pt VII – Incarnation: The Gospels, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Oct 30 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/78263883 
    Pt VIII – Salvation: The Epistles, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Nov 6 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/78827645     
    Pt IX – Completion: Revelations, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Nov 13 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/79376433 
    Pt X – Controversies, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Nov 20 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/80803141 

Synagogues: A Tour and Some History
    Pt I – Eastern Europe, Rev Kathleen Owens, Sep 12 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/74540786 
    Pt II – Turkey, Greece, Italy; Rev Kathleen Owens, Sep 19 2013 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/76583201 

Christianity’s Rise, 
    Pt I
– Pre-Paul, Rev Kathleen Owens, Jan 2 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/83553955 
    Pt II – Roman Empire, Rev Kathleen Owens, Jan 9 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/83974563 
    Pt III – Transformation, Rev Kathleen Owens, Jan 16 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/84523798

Maps of The Soul, 
    Pt I
– The Hero’s Journey, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Jan 8 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/83824401 
    Pt II – The Wizard of Oz, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Jan 15 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/84368302
    Pt III - The Tarot, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Feb 5 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/86162041
    Pt IV - The Zen Ox-herding Pictures, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Feb 26 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/89352703
    Pt V – Men’s Journey, Women’s Journey, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Mar 19  class video 
        http://vimeo.com/89963912

The Travels and Theology of Paul
    Pt I - The Man, The Call, Rev Kathleen Owens, Mar 13 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/89361429 
    Pt II - The Travels and Controversies, Rev Kathleen Owens, Mar 20 2014 class video 
        http://vimeo.com/89973959
    Pt III - The Theology, Rev Kathleen Owens, Mar 27 2014 class video excerpts 
        http://vimeo.com/90383635

Addiction, Recovery, and God Talk, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Apr 2 2014 class 
    http://vimeo.com/92653259
Evil, Hitler, and Our First Principle, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, Apr 9 2014 class 
    
http://vimeo.com/92787556
What is the Soul?, Rev Arvid Straube, Apr 30 class
 
    http://vimeo.com/93685999
Spiritual Temperaments, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, May 7 2014 class 
    http://vimeo.com/94718767

A Short History of Christianity, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, May 14 2014 class
    http://vimeo.com/95565467
Arguing With the New Atheists, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, May 21 2014 class
    http://vimeo.com/96427175
Spiritual Practice and The Brain, Rev Dr Arvid Straube, May 28 2014 class
    http://vimeo.com/97168972

A Brief History of Humanism, Cy Chadley, Humanist Fellowship of San Diego, Sep 14 2014 class
    http://vimeo.com/107053370

The Peace Pilgrim: a play about activist Mildred Norman , Sep 28 2014
    http://vimeo.com/107459834

A House for Hope, Pt I, Rev Kathleen Owens, October 15 class
"Introduction" and "The Garden" - Eschatology: Where are we going?
    http://vimeo.com/109242722
A House for Hope, Pt II, Rev Kathleen Owens, October 22 class
"The Sheltering Walls - Ecclesiology: What is our philosophy of religious community?
    http://vimeo.com/109816807
A House for Hope, Pt III, Rev Kathleen Owens, November 19 class
“The Roof” – Soteriology: How are we saved?
    https://vimeo.com/113183571
A House for Hope, Pt IV, Rev Kathleen Owens, December 3 class
“The Foundations” – Theology: What are our ideas of the sacred?
    https://vimeo.com/113723031
A House for Hope, Pt V, Rev Kathleen Owens, January 7 class
“The Welcoming Rooms” – Anthropology: What are our notions of human nature and the sacred spirit of life?
    https://vimeo.com/116448163
A House for Hope, Pt VI, Rev Kathleen Owens, January 21 class
“The Threshold” – Missiology: What is our sense of mission and sharing?
    https://vimeo.com/118171714

Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt I, Rev Jim Grant, Feb 4 class
“What is ‘real’, anyway?”
     https://vimeo.com/118873566
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt II, Rev Jim Grant, Feb 11 class
“Mystics and Mysticism”
     https://vimeo.com/119514113
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt III, Rev Jim Grant, Feb 18 class
“Four Paths, Same Goal”
     https://vimeo.com/120331848
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt IV, Rev Jim Grant, Mar 4 class
"Pitfalls on the Path”
     https://vimeo.com/121411676 and handout
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt V, Rev Jim Grant, Mar 11 class
"Steps on the Journey”
  https://vimeo.com/122188781handout, and Hymn 295
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt VI, Rev Jim Grant, Mar 18 class
“Know Yourself”
     https://vimeo.com/122699842
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt VII, Rev Jim Grant, Apr 8 class
“Mysticism and Spirituality”
     https://vimeo.com/124929932 and handout
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt VIII, Rev Jim Grant, Apr 15 class
“Roots Hold Me Close, Wings Set Me Free. (The Sunday Worship Experience)”
     https://vimeo.com/125409482
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt IX, Rev Jim Grant, May 6 class
"Evil: The Problem of 'Doing Good'"
     https://vimeo.com/127643334
Conversations with the Spiritually Curious, Pt X, Rev Jim Grant, May 20 class
"Questions for a Beautiful Self'"
     https://vimeo.com/128935585 and handout

Over-Population or Over-Consumption, Dr Denny Braun, (PDFs of class slides at DropBox)
Pt I, Jan 12, 2016: Over-Population
Pt II, Jan 19, 2016: Over-Consumption
Pt III, Jan 26, 2016: Resource Depletion/Climate Change

Blessings of Imperfection: It's OK to not be perfect!, Rev. Ian W. Riddell, Minister of Music and Worship Arts, Adult Religious Education class March, 2016.
Selected Bibliography https://www.pinterest.com/firstuusandiego/blessings-of-imperfection/ 

Addressing Classism
Resources and bibliography from "Organizing for Change: Addressing Classism in Our Faith Community". A workshop conducted at First Church by UU Class Conversations, Sat Mar 19, 2016.
https://www.pinterest.com/firstuusandiego/addressing-classism/

Many of the classes taught by our ministerial team have been excerpted and archived on video.