Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2019. FELLOWSHIP AND CHALICE CIRCLES

FELLOWSHIP AND CHALICE CIRCLES, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019

Our main UU principle calls us to  affirm and promote  the  inherent worth and dignity of every person.   Rebecca Parker,   the former Dean  of  the School of Theology at Berkeley,  states that  ‘’Congregations can   ground life in shared rituals that nourish and strengthen people spiritually,  emotionally, psychologically and intellectually   providing a deep foundation for courageous and meaningful living.’’  (Chapter 3,  in “House for Hope”).   

So, in these sessions,  we will start  with ourselves together,  mainly through pair work.  At the end of the two sessions, we hope to have  the beginning of a better and fairly   clear   perspective of our lives, and  a strong reminder that  they matter to us and others. We will  have written the beginning of  our biographies that  can  then be completed  and enriched with photos or drawings.  The interviews can be continued after the sessions.  Each person should receive his or her biography by the December holyday period.

The exercise  will be conducted with respect for  privacy,  and each other’s sensitivities. We  will   avoid psychological issues. French, or German speakers  can  tell their life stories  in their languages if there are enough  speakers of  French or German. The  exercise is  suitable for  young persons from 9 onwards, so they are invited to participate.

John Eichrodt,  a  life long UU,  will lead these two sessions,  along with everyone else.

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