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December 2018

Wonder: Living with an Open Heart

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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“I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing,” wrote e.e. cummings, “than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.”  As we enter the season of lengthened nights, we reflect on the gift of wonder and how we keep it alive. Free but RSVP by email requested. 

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January 2019

The Swinging Scales of Justice

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Pascal once observed that justice is too subtle a point to be touched by our blunt tools. Perhaps this is why its meaning has so often been carried by symbols and stories passed down through the ages. This guided writing session explores the swinging scales of justice and other symbols and stories. Free but RSVP by email requested. 

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Crossing and Blessing Our Thresholds: a 4-part series

January 19 - March 9
Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, 55104
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Every year brings changes, but sometimes the changes are larger and more challenging than others. If you are crossing a significant threshold in your life – a change in relationship, work, home, roles, identity or abilities – this four-part Threshold series offers a facilitated group experience for exploring personal thresholds, chosen or unbidden. In a supportive small group led by Karen Hering, participants will reflect on a current threshold in their lives while accompanying others in crossing their thresholds. Using conversation,…

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February 2019

Exploring Paradise

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Paradise has been imagined as a garden laden with fruit, absent of toil and suffering and shining in perfect possibilities, each one realized. What can we learn about the world we live in today, by exploring myths of a paradise found somewhere else? A free guided writing session. RSVP by email requested.

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She/He/They/We: exploring the galaxy of gender

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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How does gender shape who you are, how you perceive others, and how the world understands you — or doesn’t? As society wakes up to the exquisite variety of gender identity, you are invited to explore what that means. Transgender people are experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, and it is more important than ever to show up as an informed and active ally to people of all genders. In…

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March 2019

Surrender: the nerve center of consent

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Henri Nouwen called surrender an act of deep listening and receiving. Howard Thurman often referred to it as the “nerve center of consent.” Others have defined surrender as an offering of ourselves. To what sacred truth and presence do you offer yourself? What is the meaning of surrender in our spiritual journeys? What does it ask – and not ask – of us today? A free guided writing session. RSVP by email requested.

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April 2019

Claiming Freedom

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given,” said James Baldwin. “Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.” How do we find and claim the freedom we each want and need? And what responsibilities accompany our freedom? How does true freedom ironically bind us to others? A free guided writing session. RSVP by email requested.

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