| Elder Journey|
Elder Journey resumes for fall, beginning this month, on September 14. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.Join us for lively conversation and connection about the particular joys and sorrows of life in one’s later decades. Led by Rev. Leslie Takahashi. Bring a snack to shar. In Bortin Hall.
| Practices that Awaken Joy|
Awakening Joy explores the principles and practic- es that bring us more peace, well-being and happi- ness. The program is Buddhist-based and backed by the findings of neuroscientists. We will use James Baraz’s book, “Awakening Joy: 10 steps that will put you on the Road to Real Happiness” as our guide. The ten steps we will focus on are Integrity, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Finding Joy in Difficult Times, Integrity, The Joy of Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Connection with Others, Compassion and The Joy of Being. The format for each class will include guided meditation, readings, discussion questions, tools to use to create more joy in your life, sharing and singing. There will be ten sessions held every other week on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 starting on January 11th.
Facilitator: Joan Redding
| Unitarian Universalism: a World Faith or a Faith for the World?|
Perhaps you know something about the history and polity of Unitarian Universalism in the United States. Perhaps you even know something about Unitarianism in Transylvania because of the Partner Church connection, which has developed over the past twenty five years. But what do you know about Unitarianism/Unitarian Universalism in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Congo, Cuba, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland or Uganda? Did you even know that there were UU groups in these countries, and fledgling groups emerging in other countries? This two session class is an opportunity to learn about the many very different expressions of Unitarian Universalism around the world.
Facilitators: Rev. David Usher