Beginning in February, sessions will begin for two UU curricula.
“Facing Death with Life”
Despite the constant presence of death, dying, and grief in our lives, we in the Western world rarely speak of it openly and directly.
Facing Death with Life is a program that facilitates a process of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. It includes eight two-hour workshops. In addition, it includes a field trip to a funeral home between Workshops 7 and 8. The program culminates with participants sharing their creative projects during the last workshop. This program is not a grief support group, nor is it an intellectual study of death. This program invites participants to experience death and dying as a healthy part of life, including preparation for the moment of death, the grieving, and the living on.
Workshops will run every-other Saturday, Feb. 4th – May 27, from 10 am – noon, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Michelle Leebens-Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Caryl Sundland (email@example.com)will co-facilitate, so please let them know you’d like to participate or sign up at the Stepping Stones table in the Fellowship Hall after services on Sundays.
A Chosen Faith Book Discussion
Want to learn more about this UU tradition that most people choose, coming to it from other denominations or no religious upbringing at all? Want to revisit this book, and your beliefs? Then join the discussion around this book, organized around the six sources of Unitarian Universalism: (1) direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life; (2) words and deeds of prophetic women and men; (3) wisdom from the world’s religions; (4) Jewish and Christian teachings; (5) humanist teachings; and (6) spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions. Each one of these forms the basis for a meeting, after an introductory session, for a total of 7 sessions. Meetings will last from 7:15 until 8:45 on Mondays from March 13 through April 24. Contact Aleta Turner (706-714-6417 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vivian Preston Sellers (770-833-6290 or email@example.com) with questions. There are 3 copies of the book in the UUFA office for you to borrow if you wish