Explore Your Inner World with SoulCollage®
Saturdays, September 29, October 13, and October 27, 1:00-4:00pm – UUCE Chapel
Create your own unique, evocative deck of personally collaged cards through an intuitive process that is also incredibly simple for everyone. Just paper and glue….
- Choose from thousands of prepared images
- Arrange them on 5×8 pieces of mat board
- Glue them in place when they “feel” right
In this series of five workshops you can begin or add to your own deck of SoulCollage® cards. Learn how to ‘read’ them for insight and to access to your deeper wisdom.
Developed by the late founder, Seena B. Frost, and taught by trained facilitators Jean DeVenney and JoAnne Fox. This process is safe, fun, and accessible to everyone, no matter your artistic background or perceived skills. Register in the lobby or online at https://goo.gl/forms/5LJyNSNwIlTkA1aI3
Book Group: So You Want to Talk about Race,by Ijeoma Oluo
Mondays from 6:00-7:30, October 8-November 12
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Register in the lobby or online at https://goo.gl/forms/q1mE6q4QP19se1c63
Book Group: The Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson
Mondays from 12:00-1:30, October 22-November 26
Short, emotional, literary, powerful—Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man’s voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop—a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
“The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don’t act now, if you don’t address race immediately, there very well may be no future.” Register in the lobby or online: https://goo.gl/forms/smR0R8ZvmeyEMhte2
Challenging Racism: Putting Love Into Action
Sept 30th, October 14th 12:30-2:00: Check calendar for additional days/times
Our charter states:
As a people of faith, grounded in our principles, we are seeking to put love into action by first transforming ourselves through deeper recognition that we live in a racist world: All group participants are committed to engaging in anti-racism work in themselves, the church, and the world.
Sign up in the lobby for the day/time that works for you. Begins in October
These small group discussion groups are designed for you to engage more deeply with the sermons, readings, and other thematic material you are introduced to in church. Facilitated by skilled group facilitators, bring your curiosity, your questions, and your open mind. October’s theme: Sanctuary; November’s theme: Memory; December’s theme: Mystery. Register in the lobby or online at https://goo.gl/forms/N2HkUieQGkRX5tSN2
Tai Chi Fusion
Wednesdays, begins February 7th – 10:00-11:00am – UUCE Chapel
Join Barbara Flitcroft for Tai Chi Fusion. A series of unanticipated events impacted Barbara’s life, causing a sense of overwhelm. In response, she decided to explore a variety of mental and physical exercises to help her cope with life’s stresses. After practicing as a student, she eventually started leading a Tai Chi class at Hillsboro Park and Rec center. She worked to weave aspects of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong together into a new form called Tai Chi Fusion. Join her and learn what gentle moving meditation can bring to your sense of well-being. Childcare is available upon request.
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Every other Wednesday, 5:30-7:00pm at the Market of Choice, upstairs tables.
October 10, 24, November 7, 21, December 5, 19…
BOOK 2: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
It’s Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, and we are thrilled to join him and explore his world through the theme of innocence, shame, recognition, belonging and more! Based on the podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” together we read the books we love, looking deeper into the texts for their sacred meaning. Contact Debra Eichner for more information at (541) 731-5899 and to get included on the info text list.
Race: The Power of an Illusion – 3 part film/discussion group
Chapter One – The Difference Between Us
Sunday, October 28th, 1:00-3:00
Examines the contemporary science – including genetics – that challenges our common-sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.
Chapter Two – The Story We Tell
Sunday, November 4th, 1:00-3:00
Uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th-century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the Western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as “natural.”
Chapter Three – The House We Live In
Sunday, November 11th, 1:00-3:00
Asks, if race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.
RSVP online at https://goo.gl/forms/2toMY4nKXS52uqcv1
The Artist’s Way with Lifecoach and Artist Lynzie Kronheim – Cancelled due to low enrollment
Based on the best-selling book “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron, this 8-session series is designed to help the participant tap into their natural creativity, curiosity, and artistry. Lynzie Kronheim is a life coach and artist and has taught this series in many different settings, bringing more joy and creative expression to the lives of countless students. She supplies all of the materials. Each session is $20; each lesson is priceless!