The Spiritual Self
Meditation Group I
Every Sunday, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
New participants from the church and the larger community are welcome. Sessions typically include readings and materials related to mindfulness, sharing amongst participants, 20–30 minutes of meditation, and a closing. No registration required. Contact Katrina Ogilby for more information.
Meditation Group II
Every Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
New participants from the church and the larger community are welcome. This group is open to everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. We gather, greet each other, and take a few minutes to center ourselves. Then we share a short reading to enhance our practice and sit for 20 minutes. At the end, we share any insights, experiences, or concerns. No registration required. Contact Katrina Ogilby for more information.
Second Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Led by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt
Each monthly Vespers Service will provide a contemplative introduction to a spiritual practice or world faith tradition through worship and engagement; all ages welcome.
Meaning in Movies
Led by Rev. Neal Jones
Traditional religions typically rely on a sacred text for direction, such as the Bible, the Torah, or the Koran. Unitarian Universalists look for guidance wherever wisdom may be found, not only in religious texts, but also in the words and deeds of prophets and teachers past and present, nature, history, literature, art, reason, science, personal experience, conscience, and even movies. This fall our own Rev. Jones will show movies to spark discussions about the meaning and purpose of life. The series began in September with Good Will Hunting and will continue through the fall with One True Thing in October; About Schmidt in November; and Last Holiday in December.
Monday Morning Meditation Study Group
Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.; Led by Katrina Ogilby (contact her directly to register)
This group meets weekly to discuss a book, one or two chapters at a time, and meditate together. The book this session is The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski. Limited to 10 participants.
Wednesdays October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 21, 28; December 5, 19 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Facilitated by Eileen Casaccio, PsyD
Conscious Aging is an emotional wellness program designed to offer seniors hope and meaning to better cope with the stresses of aging, and to harvest the opportunities of aging to grow in wisdom, depth, and creativity. This is a research-based, time-tested 8-week workshop with a conversational cafe style where everyone can speak. Each participant will purchase the $15 workbook provided at the first class. We'll skip second Wednesdays so as not to interfere with Lecture Luncheons. Participants MUST Register Here by October 14. Limit of 50 participants.