Our Lifespan Faith Formation programs are designed to help us live our third and fourth principles out at church: encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Many different programs are offered throughout the year – some just for adults, and some for intergenerational groups. Below is a list of current offerings. Check the UUCM Calendar and e-news for more information on these and other offerings as they arise.
Please let Rev. Carol know as soon as possible if you’d like to participate in any of these opportunities.
Aging As A Spiritual Practice: Four Sessions
Wednesday, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 & 29, 10:30am-12pm
Rev. Carol ordered a few extra copies of the book if you want to buy one from her: Aging As A Spiritual Practice; A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser by Lewis Richmond.
New and Not So New UU: Three Sessions
Tuesdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm
Whether you’re a newcomer or you’ve been a Unitarian since birth, this course may be just what you’ve been looking for. Come share your spiritual journey, explore the roots of Unitarian Universalism, and discuss how UU Principles intesect with life’s daily concerns.
Common Reads: The Third Reconstruction and Daring Democracy
Three sessions, starting Nov. 7 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm
Milford, Nashua and Manchester UU will all be reading and discussing these two powerful and timely books about working together across differences for the values we share. Each church will hold two sessions on their own, then will meet together in the spring for a third session. Books available through Beacon Press if you’d like to order them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a loaner copy.
The Souhegan Valley Insight Meditation Group
Each Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
Insight meditation (or Vipassana) is an ancient Buddhist practice aimed at helping us see clearly into the nature of our minds and the world around us. Each session will include instructions in sitting and walking meditation, a brief talk and group discussion. Appropriate for all levels of meditators, even those with no prior experience. In keeping with the ancient Buddhist tradition, the teachings will be offered on a “dana” or donation basis.
For more information or to be added to the email notification list, please contact the group facilitator, Delia Kostner at email@example.com.
Practitioners recommend this practice for increasing clarity and well-being.