"In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self:
your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
We are creating a force more powerful than one person or one religion...
we are embodying a vision “beyond belief:” a vision of peace, love, and understanding.
We are building an action-oriented community, bridging races, religions, and creeds
with a shared desire to make faith, religion, spirituality verbs."
(from the UUA website)
As we grow into the church we built, we all contribute to guiding our next steps.
TWO available meetings left: July 26th, August 23rd
~ WHAT matters most?
~ Who do we want to be?
~ HOW do you see us moving forward as a church?
Please sign up for a small group discussion. We will share meaningful personal experiences, their underlying values, and the actions and end results we envision for our church.
DATES and REGISTRATION
Begin with yourself. Breathe gently, and recite inwardly the following traditional phrases directed
toward our own well-being.
Now choose a benefactor, someone in your life who has loved and truly cared for you.
Picture this person and carefully recite the same phrases.
After this you can include others: Spend some time wishing well to a wider circle of friends.
Then gradually extend your meditation to picture and include community members,
neighbors, people everywhere, animals, all beings, the whole earth.
Finally, include the difficult people in your life, even your enemies, wishing that they too may be filled
with lovingkindness and peace.
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
Lovingkindness can be practiced anywhere.
You can use this meditation in traffic jams, in buses, and on airplanes.
As you silently practice this meditation among people, you will come to feel a wonderful connection with them
– the power of lovingkindness.
It will calm your mind and keep you connected to your heart.