New Horizons

After our congregations traditional opening rituals and singing of a hymn there will be activities to choose from

1. Miracle Morning, led by Jose Briceno
Jill Wetzel asked her accountability partner, Jose Briceno, to introduce the group to Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning: The not-so-obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life before 8 a.m. This program takes six different daily practices that have each proven to transform lives, and combines them into a morning routine that will change your life. Hal Elrod recognizes how busy our lives can be, but also how valuable personal development is in achieving our goals. It is time to stop prioritizing work and productivity over our physical well-being. You will find out the six daily practices, and set goals for yourself in terms of the physical, intellectual, spiritual, relational, and financial aspects of your life. More information can be found here

2. Drum Circle, led by Rob Lewis
Traditionally, people have gathered in drum "circles" to create a sense of community. The circle offers equality because there is no head or tail, no separation between performer and audience. It includes people of all ages and abilities. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and oneself. It is as important to listen as to be heard, and to appreciate and respect the silence in the spaces between the drum beats. The goal is to form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate, and to listen as a new, collective voice emerges from the group as we drum together.

Rob will bring at least 6 drums and assorted percussion instruments, but participants are welcome to bring whatever drum or percussion instruments they may have, to play or to share.

3. "Sustaining Engagement in Troubling Times," A Workshop Focused on the Americans of Conscience Checklist, led by Kay Strickland
We will explore how the Americans of Conscience Checklist can help encourage sustained engagement and strengthen our democracy.

Kay Strickland is a long-time Back Mountain resident. The 2016 election served as a catalyst, transforming Kay from voter into resistor, citizen into activist. Within a few months Kay discovered the Americans of Conscience Checklist, created by Jen Hofman, a writer and social media strategist, and used it to forge her anger into hope. In 2018 Kay answered Jen’s call for volunteers, and now works on the Equality-for-All-Americans Team researching legislation, community/national organizations, and news for people to thank, policies to advocate, and grassroots efforts to amplify.