May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
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"Here may no one be a stranger"
3800 East Genesee Street • Syracuse, NY 13214
Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Community Enrichment


To better serve everyone in our congregation, Adult Education has now transformed into Community Enrichment.  Jason Winkler is now the acting Community Enrichment Coordinator.


Are you passionate about something?  Would you like to share that passion with the May Memorial Community? Contact Jason Winkler for help starting meetings and advertising your interest.


Current Programs


Spanophiles, a conversational Spanish group

We are open to new members. We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month downstairs in the Coming of Age (COA) room after the service at 12:15 pm (12:00 pm during summer months). We gather for about an hour. It's a fun group and a great way to not only practice your Spanish but get to know members of May Memorial. The number of people varies from week to week. You need to know that it is NOT a class. People who come have varied abilities and the focus is communication. It's not important to get your verb tenses correct; what we want to create is a fluency in the language.


T’ai Chi Chih

A gentle movement group which meets weekly during the day.  Get in touch with Ann Pia if you're interested in exploring this wonderful group.


Twisted Sisters

Twisted Sisters is an open, drop-in, stress-free, commitment-free, social group celebrating the unique camaraderie of women.  It's once-a-month gathering for women of all ages, usually the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Laura Knight is the person to see with any questions regarding Twisted Sisters.


Upcoming Offerings


Building Your Own Theology

Small groups of UUs engage in a systematic, disciplined and communal process to build individual credos, or statements of individual beliefs.  Courses will be held throughout the year.


Everyone is welcome, including repeat "students"!  This curriculum discudssed all the important questions of religion from a UU prespective, allowing each student to come to their own understanding of what makes sense and works.  It's a wonderful way to get to know other MMUUS'ers and to begin to explore your own faith.


You can find more information about BYOT and sign up to be part of the next group on the board on the wall in the hallway across from the minister's office.


Past/Future Offerings


Cakes for the Queen of Heaven

A five-session religious education curriculum in feminist theology for adults and older youth will be offered Sunday afternoons in the Memorial Room from 4-6 pm for five consecutive weeks beginning September 28th. Jody Brown is the facilitator. We hope to repeat the class again in January or February and then again in the spring.


Volume One of the long-awaited update of the popular feminist theology curriculum (In Ancient Times, by Shirley's Ranck) introduces participants to ancient Goddesses, weaving their stories together with major concerns of women today. The five-session adult religious education curriculum includes an introductory section featuring the author’s "Statement of Feminist Theology," Elinor Artman's "Brief Herstory of Cakes," and Nancy Vedder-Shults, "Baking Cakes for the Queen of Heaven." The themes of the Ssession plans are: The Sacred Female, In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter, Womanpower, The First Turning-From Goddess to God, and Reclaiming Women's Heritage of Peace." Get More Info