The Annual Meeting of the Church will be held in Fellowship Hall immediately following the regular church services to consider and act upon the following articles: ARTICLE 1 To view a presentation by the Prudential Committee on upcoming changes in governance structure. ARTICLE 2 To receive and accept the minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting, and the Special Meetings of July 22, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2012. ARTICLE 3 To amend previous votes of July 22, 2012, and September 30, 2012 as follows (bold italics are additions to the previous votes.) July 22 vote: “to authorize the withdrawal from the endowment of up to $500,000 to pay loan principle, and interest, and other project expenses over the next ten years for building improvements.” Sept. 30 vote: “To authorize additional withdrawals of up to $300,000 from the endowment to pay loan principle, and interest, and other project expenses over the next ten years.” ARTICLE 4 To receive and act upon the report of the Nominating Committee and elect Officers of the Society. ARTICLE 5 To authorize an additional withdrawal from the endowment to cover a potential budget deficit in fiscal year 2012‐13 due to a shortfall in pledges, the amount to be determined shortly before Annual Meeting. At the time of Warrant publication, it was unclear if an additional withdrawal will be necessary. If it is not, the Article will be eliminated at Annual Meeting. ARTICLE 5 To adopt a budget for the 2013‐2014 church year. ARTICLE 6 To receive and accept the reports of the Minister, Prudential Committee, staff, committees and church‐affiliated groups. ARTICLE 7 To act upon such additional business as may appropriately be brought before the meeting.
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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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger at email@example.com 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.
Based in part on ideas from the book “Turning Memories into Memoirs: a handbook for writing lifestories” by Denis Ledoux, this Adult Enrichment offering is a workshop for learning the skills you need to write your memoirs to preserve your family’s culture and history and leave a legacy of your beliefs and life principles. We will discuss where to start, memory aids, choosing your themes, storytelling, editing and compiling. We will each compose a short sample. Leader: Suzanne Rude (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“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.
If you've ever wondered how the church manages our finances, here's your chance to learn. Jack Wakelin, Custodian of Trust Funds and Chair of the Finance Committee, will give an overview of our budget process, financial transparency, and endowment oversight. This presentation is especially important for board members, committee chairs and other church leaders. All are welcome.