Contemplate: think about; ponder. Commonly understood as an intellectual exercise. Contemplative: spiritually speaking, a practice of open presence in the world as-it-is. Grounded in the here-and-now with mind, heart and body open to the spirit of life, we are inspired to live in the world with the full wisdom of our being. Join us for a period of contemplative practice and sharing.
Month: July 2022
Last week, I attended the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries Conference and Songleaders Convergence. It was restorative, regenerative, and reinvigorating. There will be many ways I’ll be sharing what I learned and relearned over the course of those six days with you … read more.
Join us on zoom, Monday August 1 st , @ 7:00pm as we gather for an awakening of our senses, connecting
with our surroundings and the present moment. For further information, including the zoom link,
contact Nadine at email@example.com or (484) 333-4015.
This morning we will appreciate our interior parts and their relationships as guides toward harmony with ourselves, each other, and the planet. Using embodiment as a pathway, we might reframe our inner parts from “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” to “the good, no bad, and the relational”.
Bring your favorite necklace (malla), rosary, orbracelet with beads or stones. Carla will share images from her trip thru Nepal and facilitate prayers and chants thru beads—a practice common to many faiths. Repeating a sound (mantra) together in community can create peace within ourselves and harmony around the world.
There is going to be a welcoming reception for our new interim minister on Sunday August 7 – mostly just a larger coffee hour. We are looking for volunteers to help plan and work this event. If you are able to help in any way … read more.
Faith can be both a guiding light and sustaining force throughout the course of one’s life. In a world that is all too cruel and harsh, faith can be twisted, becoming instead a tool that fosters both isolation and a sense of underwhelm. What do we do when this happens for us as Unitarian Universalists? Come, let us gather in the fortifying spirit of love made known in community as we re-member ourselves, for ourselves, in the presence of all that we choose to name as Holy.
Pridefest is just around the corner on July 17th! We are in need of volunteers to help with setup and clean up as well as sit at the First UU table and give out treats and pamphlets.
This year Pridefest has moved to Jim Dietrich Park making for much … read more.
Today, from our own church sanctuary, we will consider what “sanctuary” means in our lives. We all need places of refuge and protection; maybe now more than ever considering the continuous challenges we are being confronted with. What places, people, or practices feel like a sanctuary to you? In what ways are you yourself a walking sanctuary for others? Together, we will be intentional about offering and receiving the refreshing gifts of sanctuary.