The classic UU women’s study course, “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven,” will be offered this April and May at UUF.
Ingrid Iverson and Ellen Dodge Severson will lead the course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 3 and 18, and May 2, 16 and 30. To join, sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship coffee area or RSVP to Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen at EllenQofSheba@gmail.com.
The Cakes course explores women’s religious history and some of the issues that arise in being female in a patriarchal society. The course introduces women to ancient goddesses from around the world as well as historical information from various cultures.
The five-session curriculum includes an introductory section featuring author Shirley Ranck’s “Statement of Feminist Thealogy,” Elinor Artman’s “Brief Herstory of Cakes,” and Nancy Vedder-Shults’ “Baking Cakes for the Queen of Heaven.”
The themes of the Session Plans are “The Sacred Female,” “In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter,” “Womanpower,” “The First Turning — From Goddess to God,” and “Reclaiming Women’s Heritage of Peace.”