A Community of Mindfulness – June 2017

Mindfulness is something that has gotten great traction in western society over the past few decades. This should perhaps come as no surprise. Given the increasingly bifurcated nature of our lives, mindfulness, as a practice that focuses on the present moment, is a deeply enriching experience for some, and a survival tactic for others. Jon…

RISING STRONG by Brene’ Brown

Here is an introduction to the book we will be reading for May.  All are invited to join us even if you have not read the book. We will be meeting this month on May 11th and 25th at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global…

A Community of Unfolding – May 2017

I remember a time as a teenager, riding on the tailgate of a pickup, gazing backwards as the truck drove forward up a hill. Watching the fields and trees disappear behind me, I experienced a strange sensation… it was as if the landscape I was leaving was doubling in on itself, folding itself up. And,…

Serving with Spirit: nUUrturing UU Leaders

Summer UU Leadership Workshops Do you wish that you experienced your participation in your congregation as an expression of ministry, not primarily an obligation to do your part? We invite you to a weekend to explore where you find the “springs” which fill your life’s well of energy, and how you can live out of…

The Self Illusion – by Bruce Hood

Wonderful. Illuminating. Full of insight, beauty and-humor.” -David Eagleman, author of Incognito and Sum This month’s gatherings will be hosted by Helen Griffin on April 13th and 27th at 2pm at 1370 Armstrong Dr. TheSelf Illusion is about the science of self-the truth behind the illusion that we all share, that we exist as individuals…

WHAT DID YOU DO ON SABBATICAL?

Last week, in the Flame, Rev. Julie asked, “Did you enjoy your sabbatical? YOUR sabbatical, I mean…the one that offered you a break from the expected and familiar…the one that perhaps called on you to do/be something more…something out of your comfort zone?” (If you missed that article, here’s a link.) To upset the normal…

A Community Who Takes Risks – April 2017

Three months. Ninety days of taking chances. Over three thousand hours without the safety net of ‘the usual.’ Somehow, we survived. And, here we are, arriving back in a place that is both familiar and different…returning to what we know while at the same time knowing all kinds of stuff we didn’t know before. Did…