July 2017 Upcoming Services
All Sunday Services Start at 10:30 a.m.
July 2, 2017
Cultivating Metta: Strengthening The Habit Of Impartial Good Will
In daily life, as we meet situations that typically incline the mind toward fear and aversion, we can begin to ask ourselves, “Are these reactions beneficial to me? To others? And what other reactions are possible here?” Cultivating Metta offers us another option. Join us as Deanna Burkett, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and masters-level mental health professional, offers us a way to incorporate this practice into our lives.
July 9, 2017
The Healing Power Of Nature: A UU Walk In The Woods
Marsha Albright and Julie Kant
At 2,186 miles, the Appalachian Trail is the longest “hiking only” footpath in the world, winding up and down the mountains of 14 different states with an elevation gain and loss equivalent to ascending Mt. Everest 16 times! Why are more and more hikers drawn to the trail every year? Marsha Albright and Julie Kant will share what their “walk in the woods” has taught them.
July 16, 2017
Letterboxing: Getting Lost And Found
Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
Letterboxing is a quirky hobby combining orienteering, puzzle solving, journaling, and treasure hunting, dating back to the 1850’s in England. We’ll explore Letterboxing as a spiritual metaphor for getting lost (in healthy ways) on the journey — stepping off the well-worn paths of getting from here to there in our lives, and getting “found” in unpredictable territory. For those feeling lost in a murky moor, this service will offer some compass points for blazing new trails into the clearing.
July 23, 2017
A Sparkle Of Royal Blue
As a teenager in Trinidad, UUCNH member Hazel McLean-Petersen was determined to take a Physics class. This determination led her to become the first – and the only – female student at Queen’s Royal College, an all-male college. Hazel-Ann will share stories of that experience from her memoir, A Sparkle of Royal Blue.
July 30, 2017
Forgiveness: A Requisite For Peace
Linda J. Philpott, LPC
Our Story is Forgiveness. The painful thoughts and awareness of our feelings of anger, hate and betrayal regarding life’s unfairness can lead us to a deep awakening of compassion and forgiveness. When we feel anger toward someone, we can consider – had we experienced the same circumstances and suffering as the other person, might we not act in the same way? Join us in a meditational experience of practicing forgiveness.