UUSG Women's Circle
November Women’s Circle: Gratitude
November 17, 2018
Gratitude. “To be grateful for the good things in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives…requires hard spiritual work…” Henri Nouwen
At our Women’s Circle on November 17th, we will be talking about and experiencing gratitude. The benefits of practicing gratitude are profound. It is proven to increase our happiness, our social connectivity, our resilience, and our immune system.
We will be looking more deeply at the practice of gratitude, what it is, what it isn’t, how it benefits us, and how we can enhance and expand our experience of gratitude. We’ll come together to share tools, techniques, and experiences of gratitude and will close with a gratitude meditation. We begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00.
February 23, 2019
Compassion. “Compassion is the middle ground of “feeling with…” C. Robinson & A. Hawkins in Soul to Soul
March 23, 2019
Sanctuary/Welcoming the Stranger. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are…” Maya Angelou
This month we will use readings, poetry and music to uncover the variety of meanings in the word Sanctuary. Bodies and spirits sometimes need a safe and welcoming place, a refuge, peopled with those who can provide security and understanding...
April 27, 2019
Journey/Walking the Labyrinth. “…Some find answers to questions long asked…What will you find…?” Veriditas.org
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, 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, Pam Verner, Rhonda Robinson, or Deb Brod or email us at email@example.com.
2018-2019 Program Schedule
Growing Spirituality and Deepening Connections
Planning for the coming year of Women’s Circle programs is underway and we are excited to offer new topics!
We are hard at work developing programs that respond to one of the biggest “roses” we receive repeatedly; the sharing that happens within a small group discussion format.
We’ve heard you! This year we will move from learning about different spiritual practices to growing our spirituality and deepening our connections discussing topics chosen for reflection and sharing. And we hope to finish in April with another wonderful Labyrinth walk!
We’ll still meet the 4th Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 except for November which is a week earlier. And we will break for December and January. So save the following dates! We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new ones! More in-depth information to come!