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.
An open African Drumming Circle for all ability levels.
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!
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, when the Sun is highest in the sky.
Summer Solstice has been celebrated since before recorded history, and across many cultures. Dancing, drumming, singing, a story - it's sure to be a great time. As always, we'll be teaching everything you need to know, including songs and dances.
You're invited to wear street clothes, renaissance wear or ritual style robes. Whatever suits your comfort level.
Although we'll most probably have a fire, bug spray may be in order as well.
Afterward there will be a social where we will share food, drink and conversation. You're welcome to stay and chat. Feel free to bring a food or drink to share if you'd like.
Note: The date is different from what was published in Parish Notes.
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.
group meets on the 1st Tuesday & 4th Wednesday of every month
Restorative Circles are designed to help people work through conflicts, new and old, and to restore or heal their relationships. Maybe you’ve been thinking about asking for a Circle, but are just not sure if it’s the right direction to go. What to do? Now, you can get a private consultation with a Restorative Circles facilitator, with no obligation or pressure to continue with a circle. Talk through your conflict, ask questions, learn more about the process, then decide what to do next. Facilitators meet twice a month at the church. If you drop by, one of us will be happy to meet privately with you. Just find us and come on in. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll set up a time to call or meet with you.
If you do not receive Parish Notes by email, please plan to pick your copy up in the Parlor after church. Copies that are not picked up today will go in Monday's mail. Help us save postage and printing costs by signing up to receive Parish Notes by email - just let the office staff know.
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
“Good Enough,” Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger Finding the perfect answer is appealing – for school tests as in life. Yet finding the perfect answer can mean missing the right answer. Satisfaction and happiness depend on knowing when to say “good enough.” Not the perfect blurb, but “good enough.”
June service switched from 21st to 14th
Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing. It does not rely on jokes, humor or comedy. Laughter begins as a group exercise, and soon becomes real and contagious. Multiple health benefits include increasing the supply of oxygen, boosting the immune system, and energizing metabolism. There are no physical limitations. You need only to bring yourself. Adminssion: free. Leader: Marcia Wyman. (Minimum participants for class: 3; max 20). (Adult Enrichment)
A worship opportunity for members of the Earth-Centered Spirituality Group.
“Bless(ed by) Our Animals”
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger & Youth Group
Pets and other animals are very important to many of us. In this service we will celebrate and bless the animals we love and the role they play in our lives. All are invited to bring their special animal friend to this service (provided they can be in the presence of other animals). You are also welcome to bring photos or other mementos of pets, both living and in memory.
“Sharing A Table”
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Are you sitting at a table where rich people sit? Are you sitting at a table where people rich in what they value sit? Stories of accounting for the riches in our lives. Plus, we will celebrate our annual flower communion. Please bring a flower to share, if possible.
A Peek into our Past: Universalist History Lessons Learned from My Time with First UU Milford (MA)
Led by Julie Lombard
How far can you go back into time and recognize our faith? Hear lessons shared from my time with First UU Milford. It will take us back to the 1780s and how their community got its start with Universalism, our common faith. In this trip we’ll get to know their first minister, Rev. Adams Streeter, and his strongest supporter and founder, Noah Wiswall. These fellows will leave you wondering what you might do to support your beliefs.
If you have been to at least 2 of our public rituals, you are welcome to join in on this planning meeting, to help present our Summer Solstice (Litha) Ritual.
The neighborhood conversations are coming to an end, but we know there are many of you who did not have an opportunity to take part in one. So that everyone has that opportunity, the Futures Team is hosting a meeting for you to attend. It won't be your residential neighborhood, but the greater church neighborhood instead. Please RSVP to Fran at the email address above. We look forward to seeing you there. The Futures Team
(If it rains, move Covenant Group from Parlor to 8/9 so ECSG can have Parlor)
Wine & hors d'oeuvres at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:45
FYI: This is the last showing until the fall. In September, the film series will be moving to a larger venue at the Temple Beth Jacob on Broadway in Concord.
group meets on the 1st Tuesday & 4th Wednesday of every month