LGBT Awareness Weekend

TransMovieTrans Film Screening
Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

Gay Bingo
Saturday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.

Transgender Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Dr. Maureen Osborne

The Welcoming Congregation Committee of Main Line Unitarian Church is sponsoring a "triple play" weekend featuring entertaining and educational LGBT awareness activities. On Friday April 12, at 7:30 p.m., we will show the award-winning documentary Trans, which looks in depth at the lives of several transgender individuals and their families, their triumphs and their struggles in dealing with family upheaval and society's discrimination. MLUC member Maureen Osborne appears in the film, and will facilitate audience discussion following the 90-minute screening.

On Saturday, April 13, we are hosting a table for 18 at "Gay Bingo," a riotously fun evening of bingo and entertainment at the Gershman Y (Broad and Pine). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The $25 tickets benefit AIDS Fund Philly, and can be purchased in the lobby after both services this week, or by contacting Ann Hiller.

On Sunday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Osborne will moderate a panel of transgender individuals as they tell their own stories. The panel will follow the Youth Soup Lunch in the McGinness Room.

Bob Butera Matches Meditation to Personality Types

BobButeraThe Meditation Group at Main Line Unitarian Church is proud to sponsor an evening with Bob Butera, author of Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style. Butera’s presentation will introduce the concept that personality type should be considered when choosing a meditation practice. He will explain six primary methods of meditation and offer experiential, reflective exercises to help practitioners discover their personality type and its related meditation method.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333. This event is free and open to the public.

Robert Butera, M.Div., Ph.D., author of Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style (2012) and The Pure Heart of Yoga (2009) publishes Yoga Living magazine and directs the YogaLife Institute in Devon, Pennsylvania. Bob is certified to teach yoga through The Yoga Institute of Mumbai in Bombay, India, and has a Ph.D. in Yoga from The CA Institute of Integral Studies. He has studied yoga, meditation, and personal growth since 1985 in places like Japan, Taiwan, and India. More information about Bob can be found online at www.yogalifeinstitute.com.

On Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:15 a.m., Main Line Unitarian Church provides open meditation groups for adults. Meditation groups are a great way to explore your spirituality and connect with the community. Regular meditation practice can increase self-awareness and allow us to become more open and present to our experiences. Learn more online at www.mluc.org/faith-development/adults.

MLUC Supports Students at Radnor A Better Chance

RadnorABetterChanceRev. Morgan R. McLean recently visited Radnor A Better Chance to present a donation in the amount of $2,035 to the educational program as part of the church’s Offering Outreach campaign, which directs half of the congregation’s Sunday collection to a different charitable organization each month.

“Whenever we can use our Offering Outreach program to help locally, we do,” said Rev. McLean. “The volunteer spirit and educational mission of Radnor – A Better Chance make it a strong match for our congregation.”

A Better Chance is an educational not-for-profit organization that identifies, recruits, places, and supports scholars of color at outstanding public, independent, and private high schools across the United States. Radnor A Better Chance students live in a group home setting in Wayne, PA, attend Radnor High School, and are in an advanced college prep curriculum.

Main Line Unitarian Church Offering Outreach recipients are nominated by members of the congregation and selected by a committee. Selections are often coordinated with themes of sermons, educational programming, or service opportunities at the church.

To support Radnor – A Better Chance, visit www.radnorabc.org.

Photo: Rev. Morgan R. McLean visits the students of Radnor – A Better Chance to present a donation in the amount of $2,035. The educational nonprofit was chosen as a recipient of the church’s monthly Offering Outreach program.