Next Sunday (29 January 2012), Rev. Barbara Jarrell will be in the pulpit.
This Sunday in Religious Education, we begin our multi-week exploration of world religions.
During this time, our children and youth will be learning about the various traditions from which we draw wisdom, as we explore our Third Source — Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
Learning the stories and teachings of other traditions is another way of learning more about our own, as we explore the way these stories relate to and reinforce our Unitarian Universalist Principles and values.
The workshop is scheduled for Friday, 27 January 2012 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday, 28 January 2012 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The Enneagram is a holistic approach to spiritual growth and an extraordinarily useful aid in better understanding ourselves and those who are important to us. It explains why we can instantly bond with some people yet never really get along with others.
The Enneagram is a powerful “pair of glasses” which makes it possible for us to see ourselves and others with unique clarity.
The Basic Enneagram Workshop will:
- Give a greater understanding of the motivation that prompts our behavior
- Help us recognize our gifts and the gifts of others
- Reveal the traps that can turn our gifts into compulsions
- Show us our automatic and unconscious compulsions
- Point out the directions we need to take to integrate our three energy systems-head, heart, and instincts
- Mickie Cowan — Chaplain at Live Oak Retirement Community in Shreveport, studied at the Jung Institute in Switzerland
- Maria O’Brien — Jungian-based psychotherapist and certified spiritual director in Fredericksburg TX, and co-author of Beyond the Castle’s Doors-A Soul Quest for the Holy Grail
- Matt Woollett — Retreat Leader for Men’s Matters and is Chaplain at Hospice Compassus in Alexandria LA.
The $85.00 registration fee includes all workshop materials, lunch on Saturday and snacks.
On Wednesday (7 December 2011) from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Michael Phillips will be speaking on “What’s Your Personality Type?”
After the 11:00 AM Winter Holiday worship service on 18 December 2011, please stick around to enjoy a party for all ages!
Bring some hearty, nutritious finger foods to share, and join in the fun!
Activities will include cookie-decorating, the usual action-packed dreidel table (oh, I suppose you think I’m kidding about “action-packed”?), ornament and gift bag-making, and — of course — giftwrapping the presents for our Angel Tree.
There are numerous ways to help. To offer your assistance or for more information, contact Cherrie Groves.
There is no “New UU” class this week (Tuesday, 15 November 2011) due to the Board and Council Meetings.
Our next and last class in the series will be “The Meaning of Membership” (Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM).
Also great for the not-so-wew member, this adult religious education class offers an overview of Unitarian Universalist history, religious education, polity and governance, and our tradition of social justice.
For this final class, we will celebrate our time together, discuss any remaining questions and explore the rights and responsibilities of membership. This is a chance to learn more about our congregation and our faith, and to form closer relationships within a small group of fellow members and friends. All sessions stand well on their own and are open to newcomers, although we do encourage you to take the complete series of classes when you can. We will offer the class again in the spring.
The next “New UU” class meets on Tuesday (8 November 2011) at 6:30 PM. The session topic will be “Polity and Governance: Our Tradition of Covenant.”
Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM for the “The Feast of All Souls” — a service in celebration of our Unitarian Universalist heritage and those who have come before us.
At this time of the year, we remember and honor the dead, we pause to pay tribute to those “prophetic men and women” of every age on whose shoulders we stand.
And plan to join us afterward for Trunk or Treat after the 11:00 AM service.
On Tuesday (1 November 2011) at 6:30 PM, we will be exploring “Our Tradition of Social Justice.”
Our October documentary theme continue with At The End of Slavery: The Battle for Justice in Our Time.
This is a documentary from the International Justice Mission that will be screened on Wednesday, 26 October 2011, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
If you missed the first showing of this film, here is another chance to see it.
In the same way that this picture of the slave ship Brookes galvanized thousands of people who had never seen or owned a slave, IJM hopes this powerful 30-minute film will awaken the world to the modern practice of human trafficking.
Join us to learn more about what you can do now to begin to end slavery around the world, here in the U.S. and even right here in Shreveport.