Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat

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A Half-Day Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“Do you make regular visits to yourself?”  ~ Rumi

The Main Line Unitarian Church Meditation Groups are pleased to present “In Your Body, In the Moment”, a half-day meditation and mindfulness retreat. The event is designed for interested individuals from first-timers to experienced meditators. It is complimentary and open to the public.

Register with Sue Compton or Marc Balcer (610-389-0912) so we can prepare the room appropriately. The day will include guided sitting practices, movement and breathing exercises, music, and walking meditations.

Our daily life is fast-paced, full of stimuli and decisions to make. It is difficult to make the time to listen to what our body is telling us, and when we do, it may be difficult to interpret what it is trying to say. We will explore several approaches that may allow us to connect more deeply with ourselves. Through our practice, we will seek to become aware of our body and mind in the present moment.

A meditation retreat is a powerful tool for spiritual growth through which we hope you will gain a solid foundation of the mindfulness meditation practice. Please join us in MLUC’s McGinness Room on December 14. If desired, bring a mat or cushion.

Youth to Lead Congregational Cafe

YRUU2013Sunday, November 17, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Get to know MLUC's Youth Group, the Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU). Our high-schoolers are preparing a feast for the entire congregation in the Fireside Room this Sunday, so stop by, grab some food, and say hello!

YRUU has been learning about sustainability and food production in anticipation of the congregational trip to Haiti, so many items will feature organic, locally-produced, and/or fairly-traded ingredients.

This event is also a fundraiser for the youth who plan to go to the UUA General Assembly in Providence this June. Donations are appreciated, and will go toward transportation, housing, and registration costs for their trip to GA. We thank you in advance for coming by and supporting the youth! 

The Power of Music Therapy

MusicWorks2Rev. Morgan McLean of Main Line Unitarian Church recently visited MusicWorks in Havertown, PA to present a donation in the amount of $1,811 as part of the church’s Offering Outreach campaign, which directs half of the congregation’s Sunday collection to a different charitable organization each month.

Rev. McLean met with MusicWorks Executive Director Lori O’Leary, who explained the mission of her organization.

“MusicWorks provides music therapy services to all kinds of individuals throughout the Delaware Valley who might be challenged by autism, special needs, illness, or aging,” O’Leary said. “Grant funds awarded from MLUC will allow us to provide financial assistance to children or young adults who do not qualify for medical assistance programs in the state of Pennsylvania.”

The music therapy sessions take place at the treatment center on West Chester Pike, where volunteers and visitors are always welcome. Visit www.musicworkswonders.org to find out more.  

Main Line Unitarian Church Offering Outreach recipients are nominated by members of the congregation and selected by a committee. Selections are often coordinated with themes of sermons, educational programming, or service opportunities at the church. A list of past recipients is available on the church website at www.mluc.org/social-action/offering-outreach.   

Photo: Rev. Morgan McLean of Main Line Unitarian Church presents a donation of $1,811 to Lori O’Leary, Executive Director of MusicWorks, an organization that provides music therapy to individuals throughout the Delaware Valley.