October 23, 2016
Please complete REGISTRATION- 2016-2017 for Pre-K through 12th graders. We need your permission for your children to participate, your confirmation about contact info & allergies to watch for.
All ages Coloring Meditation – Lower Level – Oak Room – 10:15- 10:45 am, 12:15-12:45 pm – Come experience centering and calming experience that coloring can be. We will have sheets with quotes and intricate chalice designs to try and some blank paper if you want to color outside the line.
Group sessions for Children & Youth
At 9:00 only
- 4-5th OWL – Meeting House (for those who completed Orientation & a permission slip to attend)
At 9:00 & 11:00 am
- Pre-K – I can Talk! (Principle 5) – WILLOW Room
- K-3 – All Need a Voice (Principle 5) book: The Day the Crayons Quit – PINE Room
At 11:00am only
- 4-5th – Non Violent Communication: Peace & Contribution – BIRCH room
- 6-7th – Indigenous Religions – CHAPEL
At 7:00-9:00 pm
- 9-12th grade Youth Group – Pumpkin carving – MEETING HOUSE – ground floor – Youth room
Upcoming Adult Programming
- Gentle Yoga Thursday, October 27- 10:30-11:45 am – East Wing Series led by Suzan Converse who says it’s perfect for people with limited mobility, $10. suggested donation) Series Dates: September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17 – RSVP Suzan Converse
- Concerned about the risks of opioid addiction? Tuesday, October 25 – People are getting addicted through sports injuries, oral surgery, party drugs., academic/work stress Dr. John Douglas, Clinical Director Outpatient Addiction Program at Silver Hill Hospital on Tuesday, Octobert 25, 10:00 to 11:30 am as he discusses the risks of addiction to opioids. Free and open to the public, Westport Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave. Westport. Curated from Westport Patch
- Meditation will be led by Chaplain Janet Luongo in the lower level Elm Room from 10:15 to 10:45am on Sunday between services on October 30th & November 20th. RSVP to Janet Luongo.
- Off-site Workshops on: Leadership, Stewardship, Self Care and more!
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Defying Gravity, November 12, 2016 – 9:30 am-5:00 pm at UU Congregation of Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY. This Leadership Day is presented by the Central East Region (CER) of the UUA and Sponsored by the UU Congregation of Shelter Rock
Keynote Speaker Dan Hotchkiss, author of “Governance and Ministry“
Registration is OPEN – REGISTER HERE.
LIFESPAN FAITH OPTIONS AT HOME or ON THE GO – Find something that speaks to you for your individual spiritual practice or discussion with your family or friends on our OCTOBER THEME: HEALING
curated by Mary B. Collins, Dir. of Lifespan Faith Development from Soul Matters
- Podcast ~ http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7201 – “Disarming A Robbery … With A Glass Of Wine” Invisibilia podcast/video. This is a beautiful story told with gorgeous shadow puppet art. I especially encourage parents of middle & high school youth to view this & talk together about this one! Healing through the simple magic of not responding in kind. “A few friends were enjoying a backyard dinner party when an uninvited guest appeared — and things took a frightening turn. What do you do in the face of confrontation? Alix Spiegel, host of NPR’s “Invisibilia” podcast, explains the concept of non-complementary behavior” — the kind of behavior used by Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who respond to hatred with love. Watch what happens when a customary script is flipped.”
Quotes to contemplate about Healing
~ “When there’s a fresh wound in your heart, keep it open until it heals. Air it out. Understand it. Dive into it. Be fierce enough to become it. If you ignore it, it won’t be able to breathe. If you ignore it, it will merely deepen, spread and resurface later, wanting to release. And when later happens, it will hurt even more, because when later happens, you won’t know what you’re bleeding for. Remain with it until it clears, and watch the beauty pour into your openness. Remain open to feel lightness. Remain open to feel free.” ~ Victoria Erickson
~ Cure vs. Healing
Cure may occur without healing; healing may occur without cure.
Cure alters what is; healing offers what might be.
Cure is an act; healing is a process.
Cure seeks to change reality; healing embraces reality.
Cure takes charge; healing takes time.
Cure avoids grief; healing assumes grief.
Cure speaks; healing listens.”
~ Fred Recklau, Partners in Care: Medicine and Ministry Together
- Movie: Wild – based on the book by Cheryl Strayed (in the Trailer She asks herself this question: “What if I forgive myself?” Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-GSqPyl0) With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. And it heals her. https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Michiel-Huisman/dp/B00S6MBGY8?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00S6MBGY8&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&tag=spirprac-20