Sun. 4/26, 1:00 pm – Common Read Zoom Discussion (see below)
Sun. 5/10, TBD – Common Read Zoom Discussion (see below)
Tues. 5/12, 7:00 pm. – Zoom UUCD Community Check-In
Wed. 5/13, 7-8:30 pm – Zoom Mindfulness Practice Group (see below)
Tues. 5/19, 7:00 pm. – Zoom UUCD Community Check-In
Wed. 5/20, 7-8:30 pm – Zoom Mindfulness Practice Group (see below)
Sun. 5/24, 1:00 pm – Common Read Zoom Discussion (see below)
Tues. 5/26, 7:00 pm. – Zoom UUCD Community Check-In
Wed. 5/27, 7-8:30 pm – Zoom Mindfulness Practice Group (see below)
Save the Date
6/24 – 6/28/2020 – UUA General Assembly in Providence, RI. (See uua.org/ga for more information)
Good to Know
Common Read Discussion Group – UUCD is participating in the UUA’s Common Read program. This year’s selection is The Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
The first discussion will be held by Zoom next Sunday, 4/26 at 1:00, as well as 5/10 and 5/24. May 10th is Mother’s Day. We will discuss the best time for that meeting during the 4/26th discussion. May 24th will be 1:00.
The book will be divided into thirds for the purposes of discussion
- Session 1: Chapters 1-4,
- Session 2: Chapters 5-8,
- Session 3: Chapters 9-end of book).
The first session will be led by Ed Jackson. The second session will be led by Sara Russell. We will allow 90 minutes for the discussion, but come for as long as you can. You do not have to have read the book to participate, but it would be useful for you to at least familiarize yourself with the contents, perhaps by reading the summary on Amazon or elsewhere and some reviews.
If you are interested in joining us for the discussion, please email UUCDContact@gmail.com for the contact information.
Mindfulness Practice Group – Our group is formally registered as the ST. JONES RIVER LOTUS SANGHA with the Mindfulness Bell, a publication of Plum Village. Plum Village, France is the home of the monastic order who practice in the tradition and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher. A Sangha is a community which strives to live in harmony and awareness. We welcome all to enjoy peace as we practice with guided, silent and walking meditation.
We meet at CBS in the main sanctuary every Wednesday. Our practice time is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions include a variety of activities designed to bring us to the present moment. We consider the teachings of our teacher Thich Nhat Hahn as we breathe, sit, walk and listen. No experience is needed as we review the basics at each session. We also practice deep listening, guided meditation and silent meditation. Our hope is to take this practice into our daily lives bringing peace to ourselves and others. There is no fee and no prior experience is necessary. For further information, please contact Molly Keogh.