Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. Attendees were invited to bring a photo or memento of someone (pets are people, too!) you have lost and wish to hold in your heart during this very special time of year. An altar was set up for placement of the items, so that we could all share in the special remembrance, as a community of love and support.
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Our stewardship of UUFF is a voyage to the future. Service led by Rev. Jim Parrish.
Led by guest speaker, Dr. Michael Pierce. More info on Dr. Pierce can be found here.
Religion is about our relationships, and the stories we tell ourselves about those relationships matter. There are many creation stories, as many as religions and some even scientific in nature, informing folks of what their relationship with the world/universe might look like.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish, we explored some of the meanings and outcomes of “Creation Stories.”
First-hand accounts from the border shared by NWA women who have traveled to help at a refugee shelter in Deming, NM. Listen to Felicia Ramos, Jennifer June Burleigh, Shannon Stocks, and Michelle Cutrer-Boggess tell their stories.
An exploration of our earth-centered source. Led by Rev. Jim Parrish & Renée Janski!
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. UUFF Choir sings, directed by Renée Janski!
A lay led service with Marty Faitak
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish.
Religious (and non-religious) folks talk about having a “spiritual practice” quite a bit, a practice of connecting with your inner self, or a sense of connecting with “something larger” than the self. A spiritual practice can be as simple as being fully present to the washing of dishes, walking in nature or, as referenced in this service, learning a meditation technique. I practice Vipassana meditation taught by S N Goenka from a line of Buddhist teachers – India to Burma and back to India. It is a mind/body integration kind of meditation that I find foundational to my spiritual practice. There are many other Vipassana practices that I think are very useful as well, and I’m going to explore them more. However, I do recommend this particular practice as a starting place. It is not easy to learn, the training using nine days of silence to build the practice, but it is thorough. I find that indeed, it can bring balance and equanimity to my thinking/feeling about life and its many vicissitudes, so I might make better decisions and not take things so personally. It’s not perfect, but as human systems go, meditation is a pretty good tool for getting along. Enjoy.
This is a link to the video shared demonstrating Anapana, or a breath meditation technique that is used to train for the full SN Goenka Vipassana technique. And this is a link to the Vipassana Center website.
Guest Speaker Doug Krueger leads us as we entertain this possibility!
A lay led service with Bettina Lehovec and guest speaker, Melly