July 7 Workday and Potluck
July 14 No Service
July 21 Rev. Dr. Elli Elliott Circle Service: High Places
Our June Circle Service offered a rich variety of thoughts and viewpoints on “Deep Roots.”
We will have another chance to listen to one another and reflect together at our July 21st service on the theme of “High Places.” (If you are thinking ahead, the theme for August 18th is “Presence.”)
At the Circle Service, we gather in a circle in our fellowship hall for an informal service of sharing around the topic of the month. Bring a reading or a song or a story or a joke or an artwork or even a dance to share related to the topic. We’ll include activities that invite children’s participation, too. We’ll light our chalice, sing some songs, listen to and appreciate one another’s contributions, light our candles to lift up joys and sorrows, pass the basket, extinguish the chalice, and sing our closing song.
These services intend to establish an enlivening and inclusive BUUF group life-deepening practice that:
* Nurtures our individual reflection on our life journeys and current challenges
* Connects us more deeply with one another as a BUUF community, and
* Strengthens us for the challenges we face as we live out and advocate for our
We need a word for “spiritual practice” that indicates deepening and expanding our selves and life and community while including the variety of beliefs and experiences among us related to the “divine” or not. The term “life-deepening” is provisional.
Come to share or just listen to others and reflect. I will offer leadership for the monthly services until December. If you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com.
Congregational Meeting following the service.
July 28 No Service
August 4 Work Day and Potluck
August 11 No Service
August 18 Circle Service
August 25 Regular Service