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PSMHealthcare Is a Moral Issue: Film and
Discussion

Justice Making
Sunday, October 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Led by Rev. Neal Jones in the McGinness Room

“The Healthcare Movie” is one-hour documentary that provides the real story of how the healthcare systems in Canada and the U.S. evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were the same. This movie reveals the personal impact on Canadians, who have universal health coverage, and on Americans, who don’t. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Rev. Jones, and church members Dr. Fred Kauffman, and Dr. Jenette Wheeler. A light lunch will be provided.


Meditation Study Group

Spiritual Practices
Mondays beginning October 5, 6:15-7:30 a.m.
Led by Katrina Ogilby in Room 208

Our meditation study group chooses a book and meets weekly for chapter-by-chapter discussion and meditation. Past books include True Refuge, by Tara Brach, Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield, and Loving Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg. This group, which is limited to 10 participants, opens to new members when we begin a new book each fall and spring. Please join us.

Picture1Sunday, October 25, 12:30 p.m. in the McGinness Room; light lunch provided
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is an Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, “a child of both identities.” Mohammad will combine his unique, authentic perspective with his contextual knowledge of the realities in Israel. This will be coupled with descriptions of hope and actual progress currently taking place in Israel.

Mohammad brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future. He holds a B.A from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.A. in Public Administration from Hartford University, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management from Haifa University. He is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations. Mohammad has lectured internationally, received numerous awards, and frequently appears on Arab Satellite TV news programs analyzing current Israeli political and social trends.

Sponsored by MLUC Justice in the Middle East:

Learn more about JME

PrimeTime Adventurers and the Retired Men's Luncheon will resume in September. Get a sneak peak of who our guest speakers will be on September 16 and 17.

Picture1The next session of MLUC Donation Yoga is set to begin: Saturdays, September 19 to December 19 (no class on 11/28 or 12/12). Classes will be held in the Children's Rec Room on the lower level of the church, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Please mark your calendars! This session, we are trying something a little different by offering two types of classes - beginner and intermediate.

Beginner Yoga

This class is geared toward individuals who do not have any experience with yoga and/or who have experience but would prefer a more slow-paced, gentle practice.

Intermediate Yoga

This class is geared toward yogis who have experience and prefer more movement and some challenge in their practice.

Details

The first class of this upcoming session (September 19) will be Beginner Yoga, and the second will be Intermediate Yoga (September 26). We will alternate in the weeks moving forward. Of course, keep in mind that you are welcome to attend all of the classes no matter your level of practice! E-mail Noelle Hammerbacher () to receive weekly reminders and class details for the upcoming Saturday.

We hope to see you there!