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10:00am -12:00
Elder Journey
Bortin Hall

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 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 share.

1:00pm -3:00
Practices that Awaken Joy
Children’s Chapel

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
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 11th, 25th, Feb 8th, 22nd, March 8th, 22nd, April 12th, 26th, May 10th and 24th
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Location: Children’s Chapel
Suggested Donation: $15

6:30pm -7:30
Ministers’ Meditation Space
Looking for a place to connect with the restorative practice of meditation? Please join us  for this once-a-month gathering for quiet reflection and shared meditation practice, led by the ministers. Second Wednesdays.
6:30pm -7:15
Second Wednesdays Meditation

Feeling a need to be centered? Interested in learning new meditative practices? Interested in being with others seeking to establish a meditative discipline? Join us on the second Wednesdays of each month.

Facilitator: Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Dates: Wednesdays, Dec 7th, Jan 11th, and Feb 8th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Fee: none

7:30pm -8:15
Evening Song
MDUUC Sanctuary

Give yourself the gift of musical meditation in the company of fellow travelers on the journey!  Evening Song is a program of quiet singing and chanting, which also includes a time of shared silence.  Relax, decompress, and nurture your spirit on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Facilitator:  Jo Gelinas and friends
Dates:  2nd Wednesdays
Time:  7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Location:  Sanctuary
Fee:  none


7:30pm -9:00
Faith Like a River
OWL Room

Explore the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist (UU) history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage. Place yourself into our history and consider its legacies. What lessons do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present? What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future?

Facilitators: Intern Minister, Jim Lewis
Date: Wednesdays, Jan 11th, 25th, Feb 8th, and 22nd
Time: 7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Location: Owl Room
Fee: $15

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