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
For the first time, the Finance and Prudential Committees are recommending a "program budget" to be voted on at Annual Meeting. This is a big change, so we're providing two chances for you to have all your questions answered: May 6 and 13 after church. The Treasurer and representatives of Pru and Finance will present the budget, and answer any questions so you'll be prepared to vote at Annual Meeting on May 20.
A gathering for the families of Restorative Circles Facilitators, anyone who has attended an RC training, and any other church members who have an interest in the subject. We will gather for a brief review of the RC process, and practice a little deep listening while exploring ways to create stronger family and community relationships. Then we'll relax with a pot luck dinner and a fabulous dessert. A grilling assistant will be available for your meats and veggie burgers. Please Rsvp or send your questions to email@example.com.
Adult Enrichment: UU Common Read--Acts of Faith
Facilitated by Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Advance registration appreciated but not required
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. A Common Read can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. Acts of Faith, published in 2008, has been selected as the 2011-12 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Common Read.
In his memoir, Acts of Faith, Eboo Patel shares his faith journey as an American
Muslim and the call to religious pluralism which led him to found the Interfaith
Youth Core (IFYC). Acts of Faithfrankly discusses the appeal of religious fundamentalism to young people, observing that young people’s spiritual hunger entwines with their desire to make a mark on the world. Patel challenges those who believe in religious pluralism to support young people, providing what is needed to help them ground themselves in a faith that both fuels their deepest passions and feeds their cooperation across faiths to make the world a better place. Although Patel’s memoir focuses on young people, his call to interfaith understanding and respect through side-by-side service and justice making work resonates with adults of all ages and life stages.
We encourage participants to acquire a copy of Acts of Faith, and, if possible, read it before the class in May. If you are not able to complete the book, please come to class anyway! It is sure to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion.
--Bobbie Herron, Adult Enrichment Committee
Members of the Earth-Centered Spirituality Group are studying the book "Non-Violent Communication, a lanaguage of life," by Marshall Rosenberg.
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
This year, our church has offered lots of support to Merrimack Valley Day Care Services. As we left the Valentine’s Day project, one sweet little boy asked us to return so that he’d have a gift for his mom on Mothers’ Day. Can you join our Mothers’ Day project? We’ll go with small clay pots and paints for decorating them. We’ll have pansies for planting in the pots. Cards will be made as well. I’d be happy to take any donated supplies for the cards – paper, stickers, doilies, glue, glitter….whatever you think will make a lovely card. I’d be even happier to have you join us. This project is perfect for older kids who can help with the artwork. You can sign up at www.concorduu.org/volunteer.php. Thanks so much, ~Cheryl Bourassa, Volunteer Coordinator
Interested in learning more about the Concord UU church?
Attend the next session of Pathway to Membership.These two sessions will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this church and how we practice our faith, and allow you to make connections with members and non-members alike.By attending, you are not making any commitment to join the church.While we encourage membership, we do not want anyone to rush into a decision until it feels right.
You may register for this class at the Membership Table or by calling the church office or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.Lunch will be provided and please let us know if you need child care.
“Music Sunday: The Rhythm of Life,” Jane Pauley & Abby Charbeneau Our lives are made up of many rhythms - as we move through it we find that our days are filled with many different types of rhythm - intricate and simple, fast and slow. Music Sunday will celebrate all of the varied rhythms of our lives when guest musicians David Tonkin, guitar, Don Williams, bass, and John Faggiano, percussion, join Abby Charbeneau on keyboard and the choir to celebrate the many rhythms that make up our lives.