An open African Drumming Circle for all ability levels.
Come dance the Maypole, celebrate the gods of summer and usher in the growing season. We'll gather in the Grove behind the church if the weather is good, and inside (complete with Maypole) if it's raining too hard to be outside.
Ritual is followed by a pot-luck social hour, to which you are invited to bring a snack or drink to share.
Come to our festive annual fundraiser featuring annuals, vegetables, perennials, blueberry bushes, bakery & brunch items, yard sale items and LOTS of books. Irish music by Southwind. Event is on rain or shine.
This is open to all.
Free to all. Please arrive after 6:45 pm, find on-street parking on Broadway and settle into a comfortable chair for the film which starts promptly at 7 pm.
Co-sponsored by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service NE, Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, Temple Beth Jacob, American Friends Service Commitee NH and NH Peace Action. For more info contact: LR Berger 496-1056
Please join us for the Dances of Universal Peace @ Concord UU, held the third Sundays of each month from 7 - 9 PM. This starts our third year of monthly dance circles and the circle is growing!
The practice of the Dances of Universal Peace cultivates harmony in body, mind and spirit. This community practice includes focus on breath, listening, feeling, seeing and silence. An atmosphere of heart centered peace and harmony is created. The Dances of Universal Peace are led by Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb and Jenaabi Finlay with musical support of guitar, harp, flute, recorder and drum. The Chapel will be open a half hour prior to the start of the dance. All are welcome to join us as leaders and musicians connect and create space together.
Come, come, whoever you are! Bring yourself, an open heart and a friend to the dance circle! For more information please contact Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb at 365-0852 or email@example.com or Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-4830.
This on-going Adult Enrichment group meets every week on Tuesday evenings for one hour of meditation including a reading. Come, sit, listen, and meditate with us.
This Adult Enrichment program is led byBeck Anamin, and meets Thursdays, weekly. Yoga is a multipurpose tool for improving a lifetime: the essence of Yoga is nonphysical inner development. To varying degrees for each individual, Yoga brings inner quiet, peace of mind, character strength, and spirituality. We each relate to it and its many physical and inner benefits in ways that suit our individual needs and personalities.
This Mindful Yoga program cultivates the abstract benefits. It encourages a quiet, mindful awareness while doing a full range of classical postures. Postures improve health through strengthening, purifying, and toning of the body, as well as of the nerve, and energy systems. Improved health, self-confidence, and a feeling of well-being, foster the inner results. Although the postures are a valuable tool, their improvement of the body is a byproduct, not the goal of Yoga practice.
Appropriate for a range of students, the approach is sufficiently safe, gentle, and even-paced for new students, while providing depth, variation, and practice options for experienced students.
Adult Enrichment offering
Bring a Skill~ Learn a Skill ~ Teach a Skill! Come enjoy the company of friends during our four hour festival of fiber fun. Drop in when you can or stay for all four hours, whatever suits you. Knitters, weavers, crochet artists, macramé aficionados, and all beginners are welcome! Bring a friend, your own supplies, and extra yarns you would like to use and share. Tea and coffee will be provided; bring a lunch or snack to share if you plan to stay for a while. Also, I will be showing a video about improvisational weaving and together we will launch our church’s Community Handwoven Banner. (Adults and young adults only for this first session, please.) If there is enough enthusiasm, we will make plans to do it again!
“Generous Living,” Lyn Betz, Intern Minister Is it more blessed to give than to receive? How much giving is enough? Who is deserving of our generosity, and how do we know? Come explore what it means to live a generous life.
New Members Ceremony
A Meal for Everyone is a chance to say thank you to the homeless volunteers who helped to paint all of the beams in our church. We have a great team of multigenerational helpers who are prepared to cook and serve lunch. We are looking for two more elementary age children and two more adults to help out with this project.Many thanks to Rob Fielding for serving as the master chef!
“Spiritual Humility,” Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
As we strive for spiritual maturity that enables us to reach out of our embeddedness toward a larger perspective we need to maintain our spiritual humility grounded in the awareness of our own frailty, grounded in awe, and grounded in doubt.
Inocente is the inspirational account of a young woman’s determination to thrive despite being homeless. It is an uplifting film about the hopes and dreams of a young woman and her quest to claim her own life and dreams through art.
Opening remarks for this event will be delivered by 2012 NH Teacher of the Year, Heidi Welch, of Hillsboro, NH, who will share her personal journey from homelessness.
Please join us for refreshments, conversation and viewing of this inspirational, award-winning documentary!
This is a free event, but,... Donations will be accepted at the door to support the work of the CCEH and the Concord Homeless Resource Center
For more information, seat reservation, directions, comments, please contact: Courtney Fontone @ email@example.com
We will be at the Community Center on Jennings Drive to help elementary age kids make a craft and a card for Mother's Day. This is always a lot of fun and is a project that works well with older UU kids helping out. You can sign up at www.concorduu.org/volunteer.php
Laughter Yoga is a great way to bring joy to your life, breathe more deeply, get some exercise, relax and maybe even lower your blood pressure.
Laughter is often the best medicine. Come see for yourself at Laughter Yoga. Anyone, any age can do it.
Come for a Button Up home energy savings workshop. From energy saving light bulbs, to D-I-Y air sealing, to 50% rebates for energy efficiency upgrades, Andy Duncan (Energy Trainings Manager at Lakes Region Community College and member of the UU Church) will be discussing the many ways to save energy dollars and reduce your home's carbon footprint. Reducing energy waste in your house is one of the most important ways you can make a difference for the planet!
Enjoy free refreshments before the workshop.
Preregistration encouraged at: www.uu-button-up.eventbrite.com The event is free and open to all. Sponsored by Liberty Utilities natural gas who will donate $10 to the church for every natural gas customer who attends.
Please join us at the outFITters store, 20 South Main Street in Concord, to sort donations of clothing and home goods.The store sells these gently used items to raise funds to support transitional housing for families who have been homeless. This will serve as a pilot for an on-going project that will get underway in the fall.
“Rise of the Sacred Feminine,” Lyn Betz & Margaret Fletcher & Shawn Forrey Come honor your mother and your foremothers as Margaret Fletcher and Lyn Betz lead a service on the growing inclusion of women and female imagery in mainstream religious rituals and representations of the divine.
“This I Believe,” Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger We are an inclusive church where we support each other on our own, and our shared, spiritual journeys. We celebrate and value diversity of religious beliefs. Engage with this diversity as fellow congregants share their credos and reflect on their spiritual paths.
“Unlocking Leadership,” Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger Leadership is about empowering others. Leadership is about unlocking the potential we see in the world. Yet as Lao Tzu noticed many years ago: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”