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!
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
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.
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