Women's Circle - Walking our spiritual Journey together
UUSG WOMEN’S CIRCLE 2017/2018 SEASON!
All UUSG women members and friends - join us as we continue to build a sharing, supportive community of UUSG women!
The Women’s Circle Planning Team has organized what promises to be a great series of programs for this church year and we hope to see you all back with us. Please see program dates and topics below and get them on your calendar now so you don’t miss us!
All programs continue to be offered the 4th Saturday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UUSG unless otherwise noted.
Please see Anisha Ismail Patel’s Huffington Post article for a good read that articulates the value of the community we are building!
November 18, 2017 What Does Being Spiritual or Having a Spiritual Practice Really Mean? Practical Ways to Incorporate the Sacred Into Busy Days - Facilitated by Trish Beckjord
(NOTE: This is the 3rd Saturday due to Thanksgiving!)
February 24, 2018 Exploring Connections Between Creativity and Spirituality - Facilitated by Deb Brod
March 24, 2018 Celebrate Spring Pagan Style - Facilitated by Kim McDuffee-Dotson
April 28, 2018 Walking the Labyrinth - Facilitated byJulia Friesen
(Includes a field trip to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin)
Women's Circle October 28th Event:
A Stereotype ‘Blast’: Muslim Women and Spirituality, Bringing the World Together
Our country is in some turmoil regarding immigrants from many countries and bans on those from predominately Muslim countries. Many misperceptions are being created about Islam, and stereotypes are rampant.
Want to learn more about Islam and the lives of Muslim women here and abroad? Have questions about their role in family life, or the limitations and opportunities afforded them? Come share a presentation and discussion on these and related topic with our special guest speaker, Huda Husseini, a chemistry educator and mother originally from Jordan. Her goal is to raise awareness, help combat stereotypes, and bring people together in peace. Huda looks forward to your questions and guiding our discussions! Register Here
As best you can, please let us know by the day before the Circle event for our planning purposes, but don’t not come because you haven’t let us know (heavens!)!
The goal of the UUSG Women’s Circle is to extend learning and communication from the Women’s Retreat, and enhance the opportunities for women within the church to come together around our individual spiritual growth.
Guided by our UU Seven Principles, we come together in a variety of ways that help us explore our spiritual direction using programs and venues that are thoughtful and energizing.
This program is open to all UUSG women 18 years old and above, and we would love to expand our community to the younger women of the church. Intergenerational connections are rich and critically important in today’s world! Having us all together will deepen our individual and shared experience!
We invite anyone who is interested to join the Women’s Circle planning team. If you have thoughts or questions or would like to help, please talk to Trish Beckjord, Julia Friesen, Kim McDuffee-Dotson, Rhonda Robinson, Deb Brod, or Maureen McKeough or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.