Wednesday Connections

Wednesday Connections

Dinner, worship, classes and community are offered on Wednesday evenings from September through November, and January through April.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Dinner in Emerson Hall: Join staff, ministers and friends and get to know the people you see on Sunday mornings. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available. $8 adults, $5 kids (3 and under are free) $20.00 Family

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Worship on Wednesdays (WOW) in the Chapel. Join us for an intimate service featuring local live music, with a short message from one of our ministers.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.



Wednesday Night Classes

Wednesday Connections classes and spiritual practices to engage the whole person – body, mind and spirit. See class listing below.

Fall 2016 Wednesday Connections classes include:


October 26 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Thoreau Lounge

Be a part of the social justice you want for yourself and Tulsa. Share your experiences and challenges with growing older in Tulsa. Are you getting the support you want? How are the public systems not meeting your needs and what would you like to change? If you are worried about yourself or your loved ones, come share your story and imagine how we could make things better by working together! Aging was a recurring concern voiced at the house meetings last spring, so let’s dig deeper into this topic! Facilitated by the ACTION/IAF team.

Best of TED Talks
September 21 through November 16 
Room 206

Participants will view a TED Talk and discuss how the talk relates to their lives. The class will determine the discussion topic for the following week. Facilitated by Lynda Ohs. Classes can be taken in sequence or independently.

A Well Planned Death Series
September 21 through October 12
Room 128
A 4-part series exploring options and opinions in planning for death. Facilitated by legal, medical, and lay professionals.

Enneagram & Human Personality
September 21 through November 16
Room 207

The Enneagram is a system of ancient and modern thought used to understand human nature. Pronounced "Any-a-gram," this system offers great opportunities for human growth. Taught by retired UU minister Rev. John Biedler, you will discover, learn to value and celebrate yourself and others. This program will help you locate your own point in the Enneagram system and understand how you view reality. It can also help you become the fully gifted person you are meant to be. The result is a new sense of wholeness and harmony.

Soulful Circle Introduction
September 21, September 28
Room 129
Experience a Soulful Circle at these introduction groups. Explore spiritual themes and invest time in your own spiritual growth. Small groups meet once a month to listen, share, connect, and reflect in a circle of mutual trust and respect. Meeting times and days are available depending on group needs. Contact:

Brene Brown Research Discussion
September 28 through October 12
Room 120
A discussion class about Brene Brown’s research, best-selling books, and talks. Brown is a social scientist and best-selling author who has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, worthiness, and strength. Facilitated by Nancy Coryell.

Finding the Story in You
October 12 through November 9
Room 129
This is a creative writing class exploring a variety of writing prompts and inspiration exercises. We will create roadmaps for turning inspiration into a piece of prose or poetry with practical tips on how to suit different writer personalities. Facilitated by Katja Blum. Classes can be taken in sequence or independently.

Introduction to Chinese Medical Theory
October 26, November 9, and November 16
Alliance Room
This introductory class explores how Chinese Medical Theory pertains to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Facilitated by Jennifer Boyd. Boyd is completing her training at the Institute of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition.

October 26, November 16
Room 128
Feel good about getting older. Aging is a fact of life but boredom isn’t. This innovative living option is for active men and women ages 55+. Think fun, not isolated. Active, not idle. Home ownership, not maintenance. Togetherness, not loneliness. Community-run, not corporately-managed. Choose your neighbors and build your community. Your home is your home; your finances are your finances. The only things we share are passions, energies, and activities. Facilitated by Melanie Fry and Carol Lambert.

Ongoing Wednesday Evening Spiritual Practices:

Majestic Theater
Explore different techniques designed to still the mind, renew focus, reduce stress, and increase energy. Facilitated by Andrew Donovan-Shead.

Open Studio
Room 124, Artist’s Atelier
Let your creativity flow. Bring projects you are already working on or come to share ideas and technics with fellow creatives.

Wednesday Circle
Sonen Library
Conversational ministry. A gently moderated discussion grounded and governed by a commitment to our Great Covenant. Ordinary words or themes are approached from a spiritual point of view. Each week, participants determine the topic for the following week’s conversation. Open to all, no preparation required. For a list of content for Wednesday Circle, click here

Presidents' Room
This intergenerational yoga class introduces Pranayama-conscious breath work, Asana-physical postures, and six other aspects of yoga. Designed for all body types and conditions. Facilitated by Stacie Beckert.

Childcare for Wednesday Connections

  • We provide childcare for children in pre-k and younger from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 112.
  • Childcare for children in kindergarten through 5th grade is available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 202.
  • No child should ever be left unattended in the building.


For more information on Adult Programs, contact Shannon Boston, Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration, at, 918.743.2805, ext. 321, or Paula Vella, Adult Programs Coordinator, at,  918.743.2805, ext. 223.