These discussion circles are held on one Sunday a month from 10 to 11 am. They are an enriching part of church life, providing a more complete church experience for its congregants. We gather to share and to listen in a safe and sacred space, to care for one another, to strengthen relationships and to provide an opportunity for spiritual exploration. We share our thoughts and feelings about a topic or theme to which we bring an awareness of our religious selves. For this month’s date and topics, please refer to Sunday Services & Programs.
Adult Lifespan Learning Program
November 24, 2013 - Love, Hate, and Forgiveness.
Using the format of the Chalice Circle and November’s theme of “forgiveness” there will be a presentation of a film about love, hate, and forgiveness. 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Valleyview Hall. Pat McNamara will facilitate. Refreshments will be served.
January 7 & 14, February 4 & 18, 2014 – Living Well, Dying Well: Facing Death, Embracing Life
Using autobiographical reflection, participants will have an opportunity to consider forces and values that have shaped them, consider how approaching death might change their view of themselves, and consider how they want to live today, as well as they can. This series of workshops will look at different factors that affect different stages in life, and consider how we might improve our living today.
Presenters: Dr. Janet Kusler, M.D. is a physician, therapist, and spiritual director
Pat McNamara, B.G.S. Pro.T.C. M.Ad.Ed. is an adult educator (community development).
Time and place TBA.
March 15, 2014 – Wrestling with God: A Unitarian Exploration for Skeptics and Believers.
Saturday Workshop, 10am to 4pm at the Valleyview Hall. Bring your lunch, coffee & tea will be served. Presenter, Rev. Meg Roberts. Rev. Meg comments about the upcoming workshop:
“Unitarians believe in freedom of religious thought, so that means we have in our congregations people of various theological views: forms of theism, agnosticism, and atheism. We explore what some of them are, as well as how they challenge and benefit our movement. This workshop encourages you to explore your own beliefs and hear from others about theirs, which helps promotes understanding within a congregation.”