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Sep 292020
 

October 25: “Painting Our Way to Peace”Spiritual Makerspace Service with Suiko McCall

Art can transform our perceptions of reality and inspire experiences of profound peace. How can the process of making do the same? How can artmaking, crafting, or any physical realm activity be a spiritual practice?
Join Founder and Abbess of the Art Monastery (artmonastery.org) Suiko McCall for a one-hour immersion into her personal process of painting. In this hands-on experience, Suiko will share her insights from more than a decade of experimenting at the overlap of spiritual practice and creative practice. 
You will need:
– a pencil or pen and sketch paper
and/or
– a paintbrush – ink, watercolors, or gouache (or any kind of fluid paint)
– wet media paper
No previous experience necessary.  Beginners welcome! Free.

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.

Zoom Info for All Springfield UU Services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656   Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
All welcome!

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October 4: “October Light” with the Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay. Crumbine

Special Music by our Virtual Choir

The paradox of shortening days, coming as it does with such magnificent light, reminds me each year of another apparent contradiction, the all-too-human need to forgive even the unforgiveable, in others and in ourselves.
Every October I turn to the light. For words to help me understand, I turn to the readings of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, to learn again the wisdom of forgiveness and the wealth of possibility which follows.
In this, the autumn of our discontent, let us take a pause from the continuously difficult news of the day to reconnect, rest, rejuvenate and recenter ourselves in the insight and core belief, not only of Jewish tradition, but of our Unitarian Universalist tradition as well.

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine is a professor at Dartmouth College, a Unitarian Universalist minister, a writer, actor, and public speaker. She has lectured widely under the auspices of the Vermont and New Hampshire Humanities Councils, the National Council for the Aging, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and various educational conferences, both in the US and the UK. She is the author of Humility, Anger, and Grace: Meditations Towards a Life that Matters and The Unitarian Paradox. Her articles and poems appear in a number of anthologies, most recently in two volumes of The Still Poodle Poets. She speaks regularly at First Universalist Parish of Chester, VT and for the First Wednesdays Lecture Series of the Vermont Humanities Council.

Zoom Info for All Springfield UU Services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656   Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
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October 11: “Indigenous Wisdom” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy

In these interesting times, how can our thinking, our way of being be expanded and grounded by native wisdom?  Join us for an exploration in shifting our consciousness to co-create a more beautiful, just, compassionate, sustainable world. You’re invited to bring your computer or device outside if possible. This will be an outdoor service if weather permits.

Zoom Info for All Springfield UU Services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656   Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
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October 18:  “Freedom & Unity: Universalism, the Next 250 Years” with Rev, Dr. Mellen Kennedy

In these contentious times, we can look to our history to ground us.  There are many before us who have found ways to create harmony and promote compassion and peace, our Universalist forebears among them.  As we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Universalism in America, let’s explore how we can carry the message forward and create a just, sustainable, compassionate beautiful future together.

Zoom Info for All Springfield UU Services: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6130779853
Or dial in: +1 646 558 8656   Meeting ID: 613 077 9853
.

October 25: “Painting Our Way to Peace”Spiritual Makerspace Service with Suiko McCall

Art can transform our perceptions of reality and inspire experiences of profound peace. How can the process of making do the same? How can artmaking, crafting, or any physical realm activity be a spiritual practice?
Join Founder and Abbess of the Art Monastery (artmonastery.org) Suiko McCall for a one-hour immersion into her personal process of painting. In this hands-on experience, Suiko will share her insights from more than a decade of experimenting at the overlap of spiritual practice and creative practice. 
You will need:
– a pencil or pen and sketch paper
and/or
– a paintbrush – ink, watercolors, or gouache (or any kind of fluid paint)
– wet media paper
No previous experience necessary.  Beginners 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.

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