New Horizons

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

1. Soul Matters All Ages Sharing Circle: Being a People of Memory, led by Jess Simon
We will look deeper into this month's theme “How are we a people of Memory?” We look at a picture of the West African “Sankofa” symbol. Sankofa is used by some African American people to symbolize the importance of going back and telling the missing stories of African American people so that we can move into a better future. We will look specifically at the story of Fannie Barrier Williams, an African American activist, pianist, painter, and a Unitarian Universalist. We will explore this theme through story, discussion, meditation and art.

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. Forgiveness, led by Dr. Don Strasburger
An exciting interactive relationship building experience assisting you to forgive those you love and deepen your relationships with family and friends. Learn new ways to look at your relationships and go deeper in love.