Join us for Seminary for a Day on Saturday, Jan. 25 at First Unitarian, Portland. This year’s spiritual theme is entitled, “Spiritual Practice for Difficult Times.”

This year’s keynote presenter will be Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, senior minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC, a large, dynamic and multicultural congregation in our nation’s capital. Rob is a former member of First Church, Portland, where he discovered Unitarian Universalism in the early 1990s. Rob’s own spiritual life has been deeply influenced by his 20-plus-year study of the spiritual practices of our Unitarian and Transcendentalist ancestors. At Seminary for a Day he is eager to share some of what he’s learned with folks at First Church.

Rev. Robert Hardies will join us for two dynamic workshops on spiritual practices. Additional offerings throughout the day will include such topics as Stories of Hope in Uncertain Times, Life and Nature as Sacred Text, The Practice of Prayer: A Holy Charge, Dancing to the Rhythms of the Earth, Writing in Response to Transcendentalism, and many more.

Details: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

Full Day: $65, includes lunch

Complimentary childcare is available if requested by Jan. 8. Please email,

Registration is open, reserve your space: