Programs for Adults

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.


October Update

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 office@uucm.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 deliakostner@gmail.com.

Practitioners recommend this practice for increasing clarity and well-being.


Collaborative Worship

Would you like to be a part of worship planning next year? If you can’t commit to a whole year of monthly meetings, but would like to help with services for just one month (or two), we have a new format for you to consider. Worship next year will definitely be rich with substance and spiritual stimulation, with a clear message and more visuals, music, short readings, poetry, stories or movement. Those who sign up for a particular month and its theme will work with Rev. Carol and a core group from the Worship Committee to create services around the theme for two of the Sundays that month. Brainstorm with us! Be creative and get to be a voice in the service if you like. Share your talents for music, art, storytelling, or movement. You might offer a brief (less than 10 minutes) exploration of your thoughts on the theme and have help combining them with music and visuals. The themes for this 2017-2018 are listed below. December and January already have volunteers, but if hope or intention appeal to you, please jump in. If you’d like to join the team for a particular month, contact Nancy Baker  ntbaker@att.net  or  673-7659
September: Welcome
October: Courage
November: Abundance
December: Hope
January: Intention
February: Perseverance
March: Balance
April: Emergence
May: Creativity
June: Blessing

 


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