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October 2017

Learning to Let Go

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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“The law of every living thing is growth,” writes Susan Griffin, “through love, through willing sacrifice, or both.” This writing session asks what sacrifices are asked of us today and how might we respond? Free but RSVP by email is requested. Register here.

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She/He/They/We

October 22, 2017
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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With the unfolding conversations and awareness around gender identity and diversity, how do we understand what it means to be “us” in ways that welcome and open the fullness of all our gender identities and possibilities? Karen Hering has developed this service with her son, Catherine Charles Hammond, who will join her in leading it along with worship associate Mike Huber. Catherine Charles will also lead a free afternoon workshop, “Gender 101: Fostering Justice, Equity, and Compassion for All Genders” at…

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November 2017

The Way of Pilgrimage Today

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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“The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey,” said Thomas Merton.  This guided writing session explores the inner and outer aspects of pilgrimage as well as the new navigational skills often discovered by a pilgrim. Free but RSVP by email is requested. Register here.

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December 2017

Incarnation: This Embodied Life

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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How do the old stories of incarnation and our own contemporary experience together illuminate our understanding of this embodied life – with all its beauty and its brokenness and blessings?  In the beginning of this very busy month of December, we pause on a Sunday afternoon to reflect on the gifts, limitations, and holiness nested within our embodied world.  Free but RSVP by email is requested. Register here.

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January 2018

The Open Page of a New Year

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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$75

As the new year begins, how do we courageously open our hearts and minds not just to what we know is coming but also to the mysteries and surprises of the unknown? How do we name our intentions for the year ahead when so much is unseen, uncertain? Inspired by poetry, stories, images and ancient wisdom teachings, we’ll use guided writing, conversation and other reflective activities to cultivate our courageous engagement with the unknowns of the year ahead and our…

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Claiming Our Courage

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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“It is in the small things we see it,” writes Anne Sexton of courage.  “The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike. . . .”  But its reputation also rises from larger evidence of daring and defiance. This guided writing session explores the nature and sources of courage and its movement large and small within our lives. Free but RSVP by email requested.

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February 2018

She/He/They/We: understanding gender

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve Ave
Minneapolis, MN United States
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With the unfolding conversations and awareness around gender identity and diversity, how do we understand what it means to be “us” in ways that welcome and open the fullness of all our gender identities and possibilities? Karen Hering and her son, Catherine Charles Hammond, will together offer this 10:30 a.m. service of words and song as an exploration of gender. After the service, Catherine Charles will lead a lively and informative afternoon workshop, from 12-2pm: Gender 101: Fostering Justice, Equity, and…

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