Sunday, October 3, 10:30 am, Nia To Go There
“Deep Ecology: Returning to Our Ancestral Roots”
When a person sees himself/herself as integral to the landscape, to the movements of the wind, and to the cyclical gestures of Nature, a sense of personal identity emerges. As Thomas Berry notes: “We must invent, or reinvent, a sustainable human by a descent into our pre-rational, our instinctive integrity. What is needed is not transcendence but “inscendence,” not the brain but the gene.” This is deep ecology.
Sunday, October 10, 10:30 am Rev Wanda Daniel “Harvesting the Unseen”
In every garden grow the vegetables that lie hidden beneath the surface of soil. Yes, wispy sprouts and stalks mark the spot, but the vegetable we seek for food grows unseen. The gardeners among us recognize the clues, and harvest the unseen roots for sustenance. Potatoes, onions, radishes, carrots are a few that come to mind. We harvest gardens of experiences as well, which also contain those hidden sources of nourishment. How might we do so together?
Sunday, October 17, 4:00 pm, Short talk/discussion led by Rev Wanda Daniel
The UU First Source: “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.” Gather your experiences, bring them into the circle, and offer them as gifts to each other. Here, we find strength and courage to engage living.
Sunday, October 24 NO GATHERING SCHEDULED TODAY!
Sunday, October 31, 10:30 am Kris & Scott Prinzing “Celebrating Samhain”
Samhain is the Gaelic name for the celestial cross quarter between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. In pre-Christian Celtic culture, this was observed as the time when the veil between the living and the dead was the thinnest. As Christian religious practices subsumed traditional Irish ones, this became All Hallows Eve. In some Latin American cultures, this was followed by the Day of the Dead. Irish immigrants brought traditions along to America, and the event became known as Halloween.
Join the Prinzings and Joyce in celebrating this seasonal event with words, music and merriment! Be sure to wear your costume! (Prizes for the most creative!)