Pathway to Spiritual Maturity Classes & Events for October

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PSMHealthcare Is a Moral Issue: Film and

Justice Making
Sunday, October 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Led by Rev. Neal Jones in the McGinness Room

“The Healthcare Movie” is one-hour documentary that provides the real story of how the healthcare systems in Canada and the U.S. evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were the same. This movie reveals the personal impact on Canadians, who have universal health coverage, and on Americans, who don’t. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Rev. Jones, and church members Dr. Fred Kauffman, and Dr. Jenette Wheeler. A light lunch will be provided.

Meditation Study Group

Spiritual Practices
Mondays beginning October 5, 6:15-7:30 a.m.
Led by Katrina Ogilby in Room 208

Our meditation study group chooses a book and meets weekly for chapter-by-chapter discussion and meditation. Past books include True Refuge, by Tara Brach, Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield, and Loving Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg. This group, which is limited to 10 participants, opens to new members when we begin a new book each fall and spring. Please join us.

Reproductive Justice Roundtable Discussion

Justice Making/Self-Development
Sunday October 11, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the McGinness Room

Join us to informally discuss Reproductive Justice, 'and the current state of affairs in PA and the US, bringing our UU philosophy to the conversation. This will be a relaxed atmosphere where members of the community can exchange ideas in a supportive environment and learn from each other. A light lunch will be served.

The Examined Life

Theology/UU Identity/Self Development
Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Led by Rev. Dave Hunter, semi-retired UU minister and MLUC member, in Greeley Library

Socrates famously said (according to Plato, Apology 38a) that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” You may not agree with him (I have my reservations), but he is certainly on to something important. In this class we’ll consider together life’s persistent questions – and probably some questions that haven’t occurred to you before.

Make a Difference in 15 minutes or Less

Leadership Development
Sundays, October 18, November 8, and December 13, Offered twice: 10:15-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-12:30 p.m.
Led by Jessica Hirsch-Lynn, Membership Coordinator, in the McGinness Room

Are Sunday morning volunteers doing just another “job” for the church, or are they engaging in a spiritual practice? Come to the shortest and most conveniently scheduled of the PSM classes, and find out the answer to this question, as well as the “how-to” directions for becoming the best Greeter, Usher, Green Striper, and Welcome Table staffer you can be.

October 18: Ushering
November 8: Greeter & Welcome Table
December 13: Green Striper Coffee Hour Host