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.
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.
Led byBeck Anamin Meets Thursdays, weekly An Adult Enrichment Program
Come, come, whoever you are! Please join us for the Dances of Universal Peace @ Concord UU, an alternative worship service, held the third Sundays of each month from 7 - 9 PM. Mark your calendar with the following dates for the Dances of Universal Peace: February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20 and June 17, 2012.
The Dances of Universal Peace are based in mantras from many world religions. Walking practice, prayer, sound current vibration, and gentle full body movement create an atmosphere of heart centered peace. The Dances of Universal Peace are lead by Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb and Jane Jenaabi Finlay. We have musical support with guitar, harp, flute, recorder and drum. Bring your beginner self. All mantras and dance movements will be shared with interpretation.
The Chapel will be open a half hour prior to beginning in order to allow for centering time for the leaders and musicians. All are welcome to join us as we connect and create space together. Bring yourself, an open heart and a friend to the circle!
Greetings from the Ethnic Diners, an Adult Enrichment opportunity. We meet the third Fridays of the month at 6 pm, September through June with the exception of December. The dinners are informal pot luck affairs. You’re invited to come with or without food & beverage. Join us for dinner and conversation at your convenience.
The following is this years’ schedule of countries:
September: Vegetarian Local Fall Harvest,USA
Any questions feel free to “ask Bob” at 228-6264.
An Adult Enrichment offering.
Live and Let Live Farm is a horse rescue organization. Church school students and their families are encouraged to join us at the farm. If you have not yet participated, please make sure to go to their website to get the waiver forms. You can register for this by going to www.concorduu.org/volunteer.php or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hungry for Change, a discussion course from the Northwest Earth Institute,begins March 13 and meets weekly for six weeks, every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. With participation limited to 12 people, the group will meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord, New Hampshire.
Fee: $25 (includes $21 for the course book and $4 toward a group donation to the Unitarian Universalist Church as a thank you for donating the space). Register online (here) after February 22.
Preregistration is required! Each participant will receive a course book featuring readings to go along with each discussion topic.
Hungry for Changeexplores the true meaning of the phrase "you are what you eat." In six sessions, held weekly, this discussion course challenges participants to examine their roles, not only as consumers of food, but also as creators--of food, of systems, and of the world we all live in. Each session includes readings, short assignments and accompanying discussion questions that address the impact of individual food choices on a range of issues, including ecosystem health, the treatment of factory and farm workers, and the global economy. Many sessions also include video clips, podcasts and websites to deepen the learning experience. Hungry for Change helps participants commit to lasting change by developing and sharing personal Action Plans with each session.
Course goals include:
To explore the interconnected nature of food systems and our relationships to them.
To examine the impact our food choices have on our health, the health of others and the health of our planet.
To consider the ethical and political implications of our current food system and our personal food choices.
For more information, a full flyer and to register, visit www.nourishingwords.net. Or, e-mail Eleanor Baron at email@example.com or telephone 603.724.7411. Remember, preregistration is required and participation will be limited to 12 people.
What needs in the wider Concord community can our church fulfill? City and non-profit leaders are invited to meet with church members to help us in our process of refining the mission and vision of our church, as it relates to the wider community.
Childcare in classroom 8/9
Tapestry of Faith: What Moves Us
Discussion led by Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Advance registration appreciated but not required
When we say "That service was very moving," "I always love that song," or "I'm ready for what comes next," we know what moves us as Unitarian Universalists: personal experience. Yet, we often stumble when trying to explain our Unitarian Universalist theology of personal experience to ourselves and to others.
The What Moves Us curriculum is for Unitarian Universalists who want to speak about what they already experience but have not been able to articulate: the spiritual power of our faith. In April 2012 we will explore the stories of two founders of our now-merged faith called Unitarian Universalism.
- Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)
one of the founders of Universalism in America
Born in Richmond, NH and preached in VT, NH, and MA
“Universal” salvation and a loving, merciful God were at the core of his faith.
-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
recognized today as the founder of American Unitarianism
Born in Newport, RI
Unlike the Calvinists of the time, Channing believed in a loving relationship with God, in human goodness, and the compatibility of theological ideas with the light of reason.
All are welcome- this will be informative, interactive, and enjoyable!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a relaxed, impromptu chat with fellow UUs, no agenda, no commitment, just fellowship? Well now you can! Starting April 3rd, and for the rest of the church year, you are welcome to bring your lunch to church on any Tuesday at noon, and join the rest of us as we simply enjoy one another’s company. Our minister Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger suggested this idea, and I am all for it. You never know, there may even be homemade cookies to share! Hope to see you there. -Bobbie Herron, Adult Enrichment Committee
Since September, some of the Religious Education families have been going out do volunteer work at a horse rescue farm.
We will also be collecting donations for the farm on Sunday, April 8 and on the 15th. A partial list includes cat or kitty food, rolls of paper towels, corn oil and wheelbarrows. We’ll have a more complete list up in church. If mucking out a horse corral isn’t for you, this is a way you can still maximize the impact that our volunteer project makes this year.
On Sunday, April 15th, we will have animals on our front lawn for you to meet. During the service, you’ll have a chance to hear from RE students who have been to Live and Let Live Farm; hopefully you will go away with a sense of just how much fun it can be to do a mucky, physical job as volunteer work. If you are inspired, you (with or without your own RE student) are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 21st, from 1:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon.
“Facebook Friends: A Meditation on Authenticity" Rachel Vogelzang
What if we had more courage to live authentically, and what if the world was a safer place in which to do so? Facebook offers us a chance to examine the question of authenticity from a different perspective than IRL (in real life) interactions, but the truths which emerge affect us on all levels of relationship, virtual or otherwise.