An open African Drumming Circle for all ability levels.
This is open to all.
Please join us for the Dances of Universal Peace @ Concord UU, held the third Sundays of each month from 7 - 9 PM.
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
Did you know that that our Community Plate, which is passed during each Sunday service, collects an average of $500 each week during the regular church year? That's more than $2000 each month that goes to important projects outside of our church's operating expenses. In addition to collection money, the CSC is involved in Community Outreach projects, collecting food, helping children at the Boys and Girls Club choose and wrap holiday gifts for their parents, buying turkeys for baskets, participating in the Crop Walk and many others.The Community Service Committee (CSC) would love to have you on board, whether it's for one event or the entire year. We also need requests from the congregation for our plate donations (forms available in theoffice.) We should be proud that our church donates to community projects, which include healthy meals for children and adults, community gardens, women rights, peace actions, food banks, summer day camp tuition, animal welfare, environmental programs, hospice and so much more.
You can participate in our work, whether or not you are on the committee or can attend monthly meetings. Here are some of the areas where the CSC needs help:
Collect and deliver food
Souper Bowl Sunday
Wrap gifts at the Girls and Boys club
Take meeting notes
Talk with church members about requesting funds from our Community Plate
Help write a mission statement
You can be any age (think poster making, collecting cans of food, dressing up as a can of food). To learn more, contact Deb Bruss by email: email@example.com. If you don't have email, leave a message at 856-7529.
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!
Laughter is often the best medicine. Come see for yourself at Laughter Yoga. Anyone, any age can do it.
“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.”
All those interested in honing their skills in designing and leading worship are invited to Worship 101. The session will cover such things as the difference between a lecture and a sermon, the creation and submission of the order of service, paying attention to transitions, and how to write for public speaking. Anyone leading a summer service is strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop but all are invited to attend. Suggested reading before the workshop is "Worship That Works: Theory and Practice for Unitarian Universalists" by Wayne Arnason and Kathleen Rolenz. The book is available in our library or can be purchased for $15 from Michael. The workshop will be lead by Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger.
Music Sunday: The Water of Life
Dance of All Life with Flower Communion, Rev. M. Leuchtenberger. Bring a flower (or several) to share if you can, and if you can't, extras will be available. We will also say farewell to our Director of Music Ministry, Kristofer Johnson.
"Embracing Uncertainty" Joanna Henderson (childcare provided during service)
"Salvation: Not What You Think?" John Warner (childcare provided during service)
"Gratitude" Suzanne Rude (childcare provided during service)
An open African Drumming Circle for all ability levels.
Everyone is invited to our annual Spring Picnichappening right after the service. We'll provide hamburgers and hot dogs (from humanely raised animals), chips and drinks. A $4 donation, per adult, is requested. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to the kitchen prior to the service.
If you have been to at least two of the Earth-Centered Spirituality Group's public rituals, you are welcome to help with the planning and presentation of our Litha (Summer Solstice) ritual, which will be held on June 21.
Meeting of RC Team members John Warner & Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb with Jeff Fetter.