Debbie Diegoli

May 272020
 

Meditation with Suiko McCall via Zoom – Wednesdays, 5-6 pm

This relaxing class is suitable for all.  No experience necessary.  Please join us – all welcome!
Zoom info for Suiko’s Meditation Classes:

To join online: https://zoom.us/j/476909845 

By phone: +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 476 909 845

 

First Friday Film Discussion, June 5 at 7 pm

Watch the film “The Need to Grow” ahead of time, free, then join us for the discussion via Zoom on the 5th. Watch it here:   https://grow.foodrevolution.org/?orid=174172&opid=314

Zoom link to join the discussion on Friday June 6 at 7 pm:

https://zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09

Or dial by telephone:
+1 646 558 8656      Meeting Password 082077  Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

ABOUT THE FILM:
The United Nations estimates that at the rate we are depleting our farmland, we have fewer than 60 years of soil left on Earth.
Can we feed the world without destroying the planet?
The answer depends on what we do now!
The good news is, there ARE solutions. The Need To GROW takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders – an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization – a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture – and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.Narrated by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s The Defenders, The Lego Batman Movie), The Need To GROW delivers an epic story of solutions and the struggles to implement them.

 

May 152020
 

Mother’s Day Worship Service, Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield from Loom Ensemble on Vimeo.

Join us on Sunday for a celebration of the Divine Feminine in all her many forms — mothers, grandmothers, the earth mother, the creative mother in each of us. Together we will call for the rebalancing of our society by bringing forth the wisdom of the mother. We will lift up this essential role and explore how each of us can call in the Divine Mother in our own lives. What gifts do we each have to bring forth in this time? What is yearning to be born from within you? What is calling to be nurtured in your life? What great creativity lives in your celestial womb? As Gaia is bursting with new springtime life, let us gather as people and give thanks for the gifts of fertility and all it takes to nourish ongoing life. This service will be full of LIFE — of song, movement, & storytelling, the most basic elements of our human communities. Together we can see what is being born in this time, and how to nurture our new world. All welcome!

Neva Cockrell is a professional dancer and interdisciplinary artist who uses dance-theater as a tool for social change. She has toured internationally with Pilobolus since 2016 in addition to running her own dance-theater company Loom Ensemble. In 2012, she joined the Art Monastery Project, and currently serves as a co-director of Art Monastery Vermont. Her mother is a Unitarian Universalist minister and her father a Zen practitioner. She has been practicing meditation for the past 12 years, and has found beautiful overlap in her artistic creations and her meditation practice. Her life path is deeply grounded in communal living, body-based activities, art-making, being outside, and contemplative practice.
Mellen Kennedy is a Universalist minister serving the Springfield Meetinghouse.


Followed by on-line “coffee hour.”
Zoom info for all services:

https://zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09
Download Zoom first.
Or by phone, dial +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077


Apr 292020
 

 Sunday May 31  “Spiral is a Growing Shape – Going Gently Inward before Outward” with Aimee Parnell

In times of stress or danger, many animals and plants curl up into a spiral shape. Incubation and germination also often happen in this shape: the growing organism slowly spiraling outward, unfurling gracefully in its own time.
As our community begins to reemerge from this period of isolation, let us pause to explore the feelings and sensations that accompany our collective journey from old world to new. We will take this opportunity to savor and  reflect upon the good deeds we have witnessed, the fears and sorrows we honor and invite to release, and the hopes that have survived this upheaval. We will practice lovingkindness to all facets of ourselves and others in the human and more-than-human world. In times of struggle, we deserve to offer ourselves more kindness, more love… not less. Both shadow and light are worthy of love. If you are struggling, this is an opportunity  to practice nourishing self-care in a supportive group. To get your heart beating to the rhythm of gratitude and to find a still, calm point from which to grow and reconnect.
Movement-based meditation will be offered during this service – the physical practice can be done seated in a chair or on a yoga mat. Adaptations will be described to provide options for a wide range of mobility levels.
Aimée has taught gentle and vinyasa yoga at studios and health clubs, adaptive chair yoga at senior centers, yoga classes for beginners, partner yoga to expectant couples, and mindfulness and movement meditation to both high school and preschool students. Aimée’s classes are heartfelt,  lighthearted, and accessible to all abilities and bodies. We will shape our body and breath as a moving meditation and conduit for positive energy.
With a B.A. in Psychology, it is natural that Aimee’s instruction includes elements of mindfulness-based stress reduction, an evidence-based program that offers secular mindfulness training to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain.

Zoom Info for All Springfield UU Services:

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Download Zoom first.
Or by phone, dial  +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077



May 3: “Less Is the New More” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy and Sharon Mueller. 

We’re experiencing that the activity of our lives has been dramatically reduced by the pandemic. On a planetary scale, as we humans are doing less, many of the other species are doing better, the air is cleaner, the water is clearer.  A less complicated life can be a more creative, more connected, more full life.  Many of us have been watching, “Planet of the Humans”, which has given us pause.  Let’s explore the myriad ways that less is more.  Special music by Laurel Green, Steve Crofter, Julane Deener and Matt Meserve (hopefully).

To join us online:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09
By phone: +1 646 558 8656  Meeting ID: 613 077 9853       Password: 082077


May 17: “Sheltering in Peace: Home” with JoAnn Gaffron-Hargrove and Sharon Mueller

May 10: “Mothering Medicine for a World Being Reborn” with Rev. Mellen Kennedy and Neva Cockrell

Sunday May 24 “Rhythm Reset: Restoring Our Sense of Time”  with Toni Streeter and Rev. Mellen Kennedy

The recent disruption of our ordinary lives has altered our experience of time.  Let’s explore from a spiritual perspective how our perception of time affects our sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Toni is a sculptor, artist. She lives at Tree Farm Campground in Springfield and with her husband was the former owner of the campground.  She is a member of the Springfield Meetinghouse and her paintings are frequent beautiful additions to our services.

Apr 272020
 

Meditation with Suiko McCall via Zoom – Wednesdays, 5-6 pm

This relaxing class is suitable for all.  No experience necessary.  Please join us – all welcome!
Zoom info for Suiko’s Meditation Classes:

To join online: https://zoom.us/j/476909845 

By phone: +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 476 909 845

 

Sunday May 31: Book Discussion “Climate Church, Climate World” by Jim Antal.

“Climate Church, Climate World” argues that climate change is
the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced; it
multiplies all forms of global social injustice: hunger,

refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war.
Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a
compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this
moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous
moral challenges.
For more see https://www.jimantal.com/book
Join us on Sunday May 14th on Zoom as we discuss chapters 5,6 and 7,  Rev. Mellen and Laurel Green will facilitate. All welcome!
To join Zoom Meeting online:
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Dial by phone
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077

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Sunday May 14: Book Discussion “Climate Church, Climate World” by Jim Antal.

“Climate Church, Climate World” argues that climate change is
the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced; it
multiplies all forms of global social injustice: hunger,

refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war.
Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a
compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this
moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous
moral challenges.
For more see https://www.jimantal.com/book

Join us on Sunday May 14th on Zoom as we discuss chapters 5,6 and 7,  Rev. Mellen and Laurel Green will facilitate. All welcome!

Friday, May 1: First Friday Film “The Promise of Biomimicry” Discussion, 7 pm

The Biomimicry Institute presents a new 20-minute film produced by Tree Media that introduces biomimicry as a way of living for everyday people and as a pathway for design inspired by nature.
Watch it ahead of time for free on Films for Action (http://www.filmsforaction.org) , then join us for a discussion via zoom on Friday evening.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09
Or dial by phone
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077

Sunday May 3: Book Discussion “Climate Church, Climate World” by Jim Antal.

“Climate Church, Climate World” argues that climate change is
the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced; it
multiplies all forms of global social injustice: hunger,

refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war.
Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a
compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this
moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous
moral challenges.
For more see https://www.jimantal.com/book
Join us on Sunday May 3rd on Zoom as we discuss chapters 2,3 and 4.  Rev. Mellen and Laurel Green will facilitate. All welcome!
To join Zoom Meeting online:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09
Dial by phone
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077
Dial by phone
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077

Thursday May 21, 7 pm: “Music Makers -Virtual Coffee House” with Bill Brink, Jared Gunnell and Matt Meserve

Bill Brink and Matt Meserve are performing along with Jared Gunnell on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. The performance will be carried on the SAPA TV public channel (http://sapatv.org/watch-sapa-tv-online/ or Comcast 1077 or VTel 160) ) and Facebook Live.

Tai Chi with Sue Rubel via Zoom – Mondays in May

1) Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
Time: Mondays, 10:30-11:30am

To join this Zoom class, just click (or double click) on the link below; it should take you directly to the class.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86520759671

If it asks for a meeting ID #, you should type in 865 2075 9671. But you shouldn’t need this.

If you don’t have a computer or just want to hear the audio, you can dial the following number and join that way, but be aware it’s a long distance call. You will need the meeting ID # above.
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
2) Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
Time: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm

To join this Zoom class, just click (or double click) on the link below; it should take you directly to the class.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82290045862

If it asks for a meeting ID #, you should type in 822 9004 5862. But you shouldn’t need this.

If you don’t have a computer or just want to hear the audio, you can dial the following number and join that way, but be aware it’s a long distance call. You will need the meeting ID # above.
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

* Note: No class on June 1. I’ll be recovering from my hip surgery…yay!!

I know this is a lot to take in, but truly it’s easy. If I can do it, you can, too! I would love to see and/or hear you on Zoom this or any other Monday. You don’t have to pre-register and you can join either class or both. For now, I’m not going to add a Wednesday class unless there’s enough interest. – Sue

Mar 302020
 

Wednesdays, April 22, 29: Meditation class with Suiko McCall of the Art Monastery, 5-6 pm

This relaxing class is suitable for all.  No experience necessary.  Please join us – all welcome!
Zoom info for Suiko’s Meditation Classes:

To join online: https://zoom.us/j/476909845 

By phone: +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 476 909 845

Saturday, April 25: “Comfort Food Dinner” 6-7 pm

Celebrate Spring with Us!
Make your favorite comfort food and join us for dinner conversation online via Zoom.  We’ll share favorite recipes, stories, and how we’re holding steady and even thriving.  It’s such a beautiful time of year as more and more signs of Spring and new and returning life appear.  Join with us to celebrate!

By phone:   +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077


Wednesday, April 8: Meditation class with Suiko McCall of the Art Monastery, 5-6 pm

This relaxing class is suitable for all.  No experience necessary.  Please join us – all welcome!
Zoom info for Suiko’s Meditation Classes:

To join online: https://zoom.us/j/476909845 

By phone: +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 476 909 845

Wednesday, April 8,  “Solve Climate by 2030” Discussion, 7-8 pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09

By phone:   +1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077

Thursday, April 9: Tea Time with Sharon Mueller, 3 pm via Zoom

Make yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage and cozy up to your computer or phone to have a chat with Sharon Mueller and other friends via Zoom.   Enjoy tea and conversation (and get your IT questions about zoom answered at the same time.)  This will be a great way to keep connected during these unusual times..

To Join Zoom Meeting, click on
https://zoom.us/j/6130779853
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DIAL IN BY TELEPHONE: 
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Friday, April 10, Tea Time by Telephone with Mellen, 3 pm

All are welcome to a teatime conference call by phone.  It’s open to anyone who wants a chance to visit and chat.  It’s especially for those of us who don’t have computers or who are not comfortable with or interested in using Zoom.  It’s easy. Just call the number below at the appointed time.  And anyone who wants will be on the same phone call together.
We’ll be able to catch up, hear how we’re all cooing and hopefully even thriving in these interesting times.  It’s a great way to stay connected. We’ll be calling all of our friends and members who don’t use email to make sure they know about this.  You can help spread the word if You’re in contact with any computer non-users or Zoom non-users.  Thanks for your helping letting folks know.

Dial-in number (US): (712) 770-5159
Access code: 179382#

Saturday, April 18: Coffee House Online Performance by Dan & Faith, 7 pm

Dan and Faith and the Springfield UU Meetinghouse are co-hosting a virtual Coffee House on Saturday via Facebook Live  https://www.facebook.com/danandfaith/live (Link will go live just a minute or two before 7 pm)

Dan and Faith are award-winning singer/songwriter/storytellers who tap into dreams, meditation and everyday life for their writing inspiration. They perform frequently in the Northeast and tour the southeast, midwest and beyond.

Free.  Donations for the musicians accepted  via
Tip Jar: https://paypal.me/DanAndFaith


Tuesday, March 31, Friends on the Path small group discussion: “What Are We Afraid of? Looking at Death” with Rev. Mellen , 3-4:15 pm

Friday, April 3, First Friday Film Discussion, 7 pm

Fantastic Fungi offers a journey into the magical earth beneath our feet: an underground network of mycelium that can heal and save our planet.
You can rent the film here for $4.99:
https://fantasticfungi.com/connect/If You are not able to or don’t want to rent it, instead You can watch these related TED talks for free:
https://blog.ted.com/your-weekend-reading-the-purpose-of-life-an-excellent-mushroom-timelapse/
https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world
https://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude
We’ll meet online via Zoom to discuss this film during our usual “First Friday Film” slot, April 3rd at 7 pm.
Mar 302020
 

April 26 :The Mountains Are Calling and We Must Go” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy and Ephraim 

Join Zoom Meeting – for all services:
https://zoom.us/j/6130779853?pwd=bkc2cUltQlhYUU5YME1aaHlNTGtJdz09

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
Password: 082077

One tap mobile:
+16465588656,,6130779853# US (New York)

By Telephone (Dial by your location):
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

Password: 082077


April 5: Sunday Service with Rev. Mellen Kennedy and Qayyum Johnson, “The Silly Side of Resilience: An April Fool’s Celebration”

The words “silly” and “resilience” come from the same root meaning health or well-being.  In recognition of April Fool’s Day, we’ll explore the connection between humor and our well-being particularly in these challenging times.
Bio: Qayyum Johnson is a bricolage poet/writer, sculptor, sound & video artist & ordinary person. He was an organic vegetable farmer and resident Zen student at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center / Green Dragon Zen Temple for more than ten years. Qayyum has studied & practiced myriad spiritual paths, served on an interfaith street chaplaincy board.

April 12:   “Love in the Time of Pandemic: An Easter-Spring Celebration” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy Rev. Robyn Carpenter, music by Lynne Wolf, Bill Brink, and Matt Meserve.  

Need hope?  Join us for an uplifting time of interfaith music, meditation, prayer,
stories, reflection and community connection.  All welcome!

As the natural world is burgeoning all around us, the human world is in an interesting state.  This annual celebration of death and rebirth takes on poignant meaning as we brave the challenges and enjoy the silver linings of the pandemic we’re experiencing together.  Join us for a real and uplifting look at this defining moment, Spring 2020

April 19  “Coping and Thriving in the Pandemic: Tools for Resilience” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy and Sharon Mueller

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Zoom info:
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March 22: Service with Rev. Mellen Kennedy via Zoom,  Link:    https://zoom.us/j/6130779853

March 29: “In Grief and Love, We Need Each Other” with Charis Boke and Rev. Mellen Kennedy, via Zoom.  https://zoom.us/j/987611874

In her poem Wild Geese, Mary Oliver invites us: “tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.” In this simple line is contained a deep truth, which is that all around us, our companions on this planet are carrying secret pains that we may know nothing of. And that we ourselves might be reluctant to share our own. The other thing this invitation offers is an opportunity-to connect, through a shared understanding that suffering and grief and despair are as intimate and perhaps as necessary a part of existence as anything else. And that in our connections we may be liberated into a gentler way of being together. Today’s service will explore the relationship between grief, connectedness, and thriving.
Feb 172020
 


Sunday, March 1: Introduction to Meditation with Suiko McCall,  12-1 pm

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the body is considered to be the gateway to enlightenment — to fully experience the body is to fully experience awareness and our own most direct path to profound spiritual transformation.
Come and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.
The only requirement for this class is that you bring your body. All welcome!

Suiko McCall is a painter, video maker, social sculptor, and founder & abbess of the Art Monastery. The Art Monastery, located in Springfield, aims to cultivate personal awakening and cultural transformation through contemplation, creativity, and community.

March 7: First Friday Film “Tomorrow” 7 pm

Tai Chi Classes with Sue Rubel are Finished for the Winter Session

If health advisories permit, they will resume on Monday, April 27 – we will confirm this closer to that date.

Tai chi can improve your balance, help improve body alignment and bring a new sense of coordination. Instructor Sue Rubel is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Please wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes. No charge. All welcome – all abilities! No experience necessary. Held at the Meetinghouse, on Mondays through March 30th.

Tuesday, March 24: Spiritual Practices Small Group Discussion 4 pm via Zoom

In this facilitated discussion, we’ll talk about multiple ways to increase spiritual wellness. All welcome.
https://zoom.us/j/6130779853
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,6130779853# US (New York)
TO DIAL IN: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

Wednesday, March 25: Meditation with Suiko McCall, 5 pm via Zoom

We’ll demonstrate the basics of meditation – suitable for all
https://zoom.us/j/6130779853
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,6130779853# US (New York)
TO DIAL IN: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York), Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

Thursday, March 26: Tea Time with Sharon Mueller, 3 pm via Zoom

Make yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage and cozy up to your computer or phone to have a chat with Sharon Mueller and other friends via Zoom.   Enjoy tea and conversation (and get your IT questions about zoom answered at the same time.)  This will be a great way to keep connected during these unusual times..

To Join Zoom Meeting, click on
https://zoom.us/j/6130779853
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,6130779853# US (New York)

DIAL IN BY TELEPHONE: 
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York), Meeting ID: 613 077 9853  Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

Saturday, March 29, “Comfort Food” Fundraising Dinner, 6 pm-via Zoom

Make your favorite comfort food and join us for dinner conversation online via Zoom.  We’ll share favorite recipes, comfort food stories, and how we’re holding steady and even thriving.  It’s such a beautiful time of yer as the signs of Spring and new and returning life appear.  Join with us to celebrate!

Join Zoom Meeting:    https://zoom.us/j/6130779853
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,6130779853# US (New York)
TO DIAL IN: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York); Meeting ID: 613 077 9853

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Tai Chi Winter Session   ~ Weekly on Mondays through  March 30, 5-6 pm

Tai chi can improve your balance, help improve body alignment and bring a new sense of coordination. Instructor Sue Rubel is certified by Tai Chi Vermont. Please wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes. No charge. All welcome – all abilities! No experience necessary. Held at the Meetinghouse, on Mondays through March 30th. 

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Book Discussion: “The Book of Delights” by Ross Gay, Sunday, February 23, 11:45 am

Our February selection is a collection of short essays describing daily delights during a single year in the author’s life.. He records the small joys that are often overlooked in our busy culture. It’s the perfect remedy for cabin fever!  Feeling overwhelmed by the barrage on negative and upsetting news?  This uplifting collection will help You train yourself to notice what’s delightful in your own life, and in so doing, help You feel more appreciative and resilient.  The book has been highly recommended by both Buffy and Charis Boke. A few copies of the book are for sale at the Meetinghouse at our cost, $12 each. If interested please pay Deb in the church office.
Deb Diegoli and Tina Feindel will facilitate the discussion.

To give Yourself a lift right now, here’s a link to a 4 minute clip of the author talking about and reading from the book. It’s really lovely!!
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLEwL4WQnc.


CANCELLED: Film, “Harriet Tubman, They Called Her Moses” February 7

This film has been cancelled due to the weather.

Discover the real Harriet Tubman in this compelling documentary narrated by Alfrelynn Roberts and featuring expert interviews with leading scholars, Dr. Eric Lewis Williams of the Smithsonian Institute and Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It also features remarkable early 20th century audio recordings of African-American spirituals sung by former slaves.  Doors open at 6:45; film begins at 7 pm. Free admission and popcorn.

Games & Crafts Night, Saturday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening of games and crafting on a Saturday evening. Bring a craft, knitting, mending project, Valentines cards . . . Bring your own game  – or play one of ours. All welcome!

Souper Sunday, February 9, After the Service

 The Caring Committee is sponsoring Souper Sunday on February 9th. This is a   time to gather after the Service and share soup and bread as well as conversation.   This will be Rev. Mellen’s last Sunday with us before she takes he sabbatical leave   for 2 months.  Soup and bread will be $4 (no charge for visitors). Join us!

 Psychedelics Discussion Group, Sunday, February 9. 1-2 pm

Last year, a bunch of us read “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence.”, as part of the Meetinghouse Book Group. We were so impressed by the book that some of us are continuing to meet and discuss.  On Feb. 9, we’ll watch a short half an hour video, hopefully hear from one among us who recently did an ayahuasca ceremony, discuss possibly bringing a Holotropic Breathwork person to speak at the Meetinghouse, consider books and article for future reading, and whatever else is on you heart and mind.  All welcome.  For more info, contact Rev. Mellen, mellenken@aol.com

 Coffee House Music: Jay Doucette, Saturday, February 15, 7 pm

(Rescheduled from January 18th.)
Please come and enjoy the music and the delightful refreshments. No  admission fee. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7 pm. You’ll be able to     purchase delicious snacks and beverages.  Held at the UU Meetinghouse at 21   Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT. All welcome!