Windermere University Presents 

The B.I.B.L.E.

Our goal is that each of us experience the Bible as a book and a reflection of our own lives.

Windermere University is the spiritual formation program of

Windermere Union Church UCC.

Spiritual formation suggests that we are all on a journey or in process of deepening our

faith through a variety of practices and learning platforms.  Further, it suggests that our

 faith is not stagnant, but evolving as we grow.
On this page, you will learn about upcoming courses and events.

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The B.I.B.L.E.


Our facilitator is the Rev. David Houseal,

retired clergy, a member of our parish, and avid Biblical historian.

Windermere University Presents "

The B.I.B.L.E

Each class will be one hour.  The facilitators will send you a discussion guide each week with the focus for that week. Participants will share their own perspective with each other on the night’s topic.


It’s been called the best-selling book of all times; the Word of God; the Holy Book; the Book of Truth; the Map to Heaven, et.al. We will spend four weeks unpacking our questions, stories, and inspirations from “The Good Book.” Our goal is that each of us experience the Bible as a book and a reflection of our own lives.

Guiding Principles:

  • Each one of us will be a resource – with stories; passions; questions, knowledge, doubt.
  • The process will be open-ended so that we can return to any item and go deeper.
  • We will honor individual “comfort zones,” since we may be dealing with unsettling information.
  • Use of our imagination will be encouraged.
  • We will endeavor to pace ourselves, so that we can have fun while we are stretching ourselves.
  • Each one of us will be encouraged to share what “inspires” us.

What to Know


  • The format will be ZOOM so we can see and hear each other. 
  • Participants will come and share their own perspective with each other.
  • The class is four Wednesdays @ 7 pm, September 23-October 14
  • There’s no DVD to watch. 
  • Facilitator: Rev. David Houseal

Want more information email class@windermereunion.org

Zoom Etiquette
Windermere University values every participant. To help create an environment of safe space, we are asking each participant to be mindful that we are all in different places on our faith journey. Please remain open to hearing different perspectives.
1. Please mute your microphone when you are not speaking. This will help us minimize background noises and disruptions.
2. Please allow the speaker to finish without interruption. If you have something to add, please make a note to yourself to share later or use the chat feature at the bottom of your screen and the facilitators will make sure to include your responses before the class ends.
3. Talking is not a requirement. Please do not solicit comments from others. Some people prefer listening.
4. Our breakout rooms are intended for deeper reflection in smaller groups. We have time restraints in those rooms. Please keep your answers concise so that others have an opportunity to share.
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