The Spiritual Self

Getting Started:

Meditation Group I
Every Sunday, 8:30–9:45 a.m.  |  Led by Rob Eames
New participants from the church and the larger community are welcome. Sessions typically include readings and materials related to mindfulness, sharing amongst participants, 20–30 minutes of meditation, and a closing. No registration required.

Meditation Group II
Every Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Led by Usha Srinivasan
New participants from the church and the larger community are welcome. This group is open to everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. We gather, greet each other, and take a few minutes to center ourselves. Then we share a short reading to enhance our practice and sit for 20 minutes. At the end, we share any insights, experiences, or concerns. No registration required.

Saturdays, 10:30‐11:45 a.m.
Led by MLUC members: Leslie Wright‐Riley, Noelle Hammerbacher, Ashley Sonson, and Mary Mayer
All church members and friends aged 16+ are welcome. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Email to receive weekly reminders and info about classes. No registration required.

Spirit In Practice
Wednesdays, January 10, February 7, March 14, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Led by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Spirit in Practice helps Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help you connect with the sacred ground of your being, however you understand it. Each month’s class focuses on one of eight spheres of holistic and wholehearted spiritual practices. These eight spheres are: Personal spiritual practices, Communal worship practices, Spiritual partnerships, Mind practices, Body practices, Soul practices, Life practices, and Justice practices. Register for one or more at any time. Register here.

Pathway of Spiritual Maturity

Learning More:

Living and Dying Well
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Led by Rev. Neal Jones and Jan Cauffman
In the past, our Preparing for a Graceful Exit workshop helped participants to complete an advanced directive for healthcare (living will) and plan their own memorial service. This workshop transforms the process and breaks the ice with HELLO: a conversational game about living and dying well. In August 2017, our Parish Nurse Jan Cauffman became certified to facilitate this game in a group setting. Accessible to anyone and easy to learn, HELLO helps participants plan for end of life care and get comfortable with expressing their wishes. Please join us for this lively and meaningful discussion. Register here


Going Deeper:

Monday Meditation
The MLUC Monday Morning Meditation Study Group still has space in the new session beginning on March 5. Our book is Grace in Aging: Awaken as you Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh. (Available on Amazon.) We will meet weekly from 6:45-8am to discuss one or two chapters and meditate together. The group will run until about June. All welcome. Limited to 10 participants. To register, please contact Katrina Ogilby.