Our adult religious education program enables participants to share their religious values, sense of spirituality, and faith. Together we work toward spiritual awakening and faith development—religious growth.

Scroll down for our Fall program offerings or refer to the Fall Program Booklet.

Other groups and activities such as Book Group, Meaningful Movies, and the Men and Women’s group can be found in our Groups and Activities page.

Reflection and Conversation with Rev. Kimberly

Rev. Kimberly is joining Northlake to offer a series of services as online minister and a regular part of our staff.  Her focus for the year will be around the new perspectives on how UU’s live our values in the world, centering on love as key to how we are as a faith community.

After her services, Rev. Kimberly will remain online for a time of reflection and conversation.

Sundays: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct 22, Dec. 3, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 28, and May 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Online and In Person. Drop in attendance welcome! You may also register to receive reminders.

Soul Matters Small Groups

The Soul Matters Small Groups offer participants an opportunity to explore our monthly worship themes through discussion and spiritual practice. Small Groups also offer an opportunity to get to know a small group of people (5-8 per group) better as we meet regularly throughout the year.

Register to be a part of a small group that will meet twice a month, online or in person. Small groups will meet 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:30 – 8 pm, or two Fridays per month 10:30am – noon beginning in October, or come to the drop-in group that will meet monthly after the Sunday morning service.

Soul Matters The Gift of Generosity PDF

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

Rev. Nancy will be offering an opportunity for everyone to join her in exploring ourselves as spiritual people.  We will come together every two weeks to write, reflect, and share with each other as we explore this dimension of ourselves that rarely gets attention.

This program will be in-person at Northlake in the Hanly House kitchen.

Saturdays, Sept. 30th, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 4 & 18 at 11 am

Please register in advance, as we will need at least 5 people to register to run the program.

Pub Theology

This is a time to join with others from our church to discuss a question that is usually related to your personal theology or philosophy. Discussions generally last about 1 1/2 hours. Since we meet at a brewery, you should expect to purchase something to cover the cost of occupying the chair while we are together!

Pub Theology is usually scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 6 pm, with changing location around Kirkland.

Drop in attendance is welcome, and you may register to receive reminders.

Eastside Insight Meditation Group

Eastside Insight Meditation is a well-established meditation group that has been sitting together since 2000. Steve W. and visiting teachers facilitate the group. The group practices mindfulness meditation, also called insight meditation. This meditation practice helps us clearly see the nature of things, and brings us freedom in the midst of our personal complexities.

We gather in the Northlake Chapel and simultaneously online, to meditate together and to build spiritual community. Like many Buddhist groups in UU churches around the U.S., we discuss meditation and Buddhist teachings, and how to bring those principles to daily life and civic engagement.

Evenings often include insightful and inspiring teachers from around Western United States. Eastside Insight also offers at least one daylong retreat, and an annual six-session introductory class, in January.

Eastside Insight Meditation participants are a combination of Northlake members and people from the larger Eastside community. Eastside Insight is also affiliated with Seattle Insight Meditation Society. While some participants are long-time meditators, new people often join and are always welcome.

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7 pm in the Northlake Chapel and online. Contact Steve W to attend.

Art Online Open Studio

Art Online Open Studio is a drop-in, zoom only multigenerational group that encourages participants to set aside time to work on artistic endeavors of any kind. You need not be a professional to find joy and spiritual fulfillment in creating art – drawing, painting, doodling, photography, sculpting with play-doh, sewing – engaging in play with art materials in any form are all welcome!

The conversation ranges from time to share our projects with one another (and get feedback or ideas if requested), to sharing what’s going on in our hearts and lives.

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm. Drop-ins welcome, for any part of the gathering. Contact DLRE Margaret Rogers to attend.

For additional information on Northlake’s Adult RE offerings, please send an email to DLRE Margaret Rogers

If you have suggestions for other classes you would find meaningful, please email Margaret Rogers. (Click here for more information on our Children’s Religious Education program)