Whole Life Learning
Meet Saramaria Allenby, our Director of Whole Life Learning!
‘Rev. Saramaria Allenby is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a concentration in psychology and sociology from Western New England College.
She has served as Spiritual Care Advisor at Gosnold Inc. in Falmouth, MA for six years. Her work there involved support of those in recovery from substance use disorder (SUDs).
Saramaria grew up on Cape Cod and is a life-long learner. She is married and has two children and two cats. She spends her free time reading and volunteering in the Falmouth Public School system.’
News about our program “Widening the Circle” – The UUA Commission on Institutional Change: What it means for UUFalmouth and for Unitarian Universalism.
Our congregation is dedicated to serving the needs of its members of all ages. Whole Life Learning co-creates lifelong learning for all ages focusing on holistic learning and spiritual growth for all peoples, ages and abilities.
Whole Life Learning provides space and an atmosphere where we can bring together all ages and grow a community – our beloved community. As a beloved community we will focus outward as much as inward – toward the larger community, society and world, as our Seven Principles remind us.
Our Vision: Whole Life Learning is a program to educate and inspire ourselves to live the UU principles in our fellowship and the greater community.
Our Mission: To provide multi-generational and age-specific experiences that foster personal growth: ethically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally and that reinforce our values within our fellowship and the community. We will do our best to support individuals at all life stages in developing their whole selves (spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual) as well as deepen connections between all ages in an authentic multi-generational UU community.
Underlying our activities are our shared values, expressed in the Unitarian Universalist Principles, and the desire for personal growth and connection.
Currently our programming includes presentations, films, book reads and discussions to explore issues we care about. Whole Life Learning is also looking to collaborate more fully with the Social and Environmental Action and Welcoming Congregation Committees. We will sponsor a variety of special multi-generational events, including walking the grace trail, volunteering in the schools, beach meet-ups, storytelling and recording our histories.
For our children and youth, we will be offering UUA Faith Formation programming such as OWL (Our Whole Lives). We have a small but active youth group for grades 7 through 12. We are planning to continue and grow all these programs from a radically inclusive approach, by challenging and changing deeply ingrained cultural habits and expanding our work beyond Sunday mornings.
Learning is an opportunity to expand our understanding of self, community, and world, while creating lasting relationships. At our core, we believe that learning builds a stronger community who is ready to engage the world and take the risks needed to make it better. We hope you will join us and look forward to learning more about you as we learn and grow as a Unitarian Universalist community.
- To get links to our online events so you can join us, please email Kit, our administrator, at email@example.com or call her at (508) 457-0449.