CURRENT OFFERINGS

Current Offerings are open to all.
Feel free to invite a friend to join you.


COPING WITH GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Presenter:  Pat Forsythe from Hospice of the Valley
When
:  Tuesday, December 13, 10:00-11:30am
Where: UUCS Social Hall
Registration: Email Joye Kohl (joyeebk@gmail.com) Subject: Coping w/ Grief or call Joye (623-556-1746).

Though grief is difficult at any time, the holidays can be some of the most challenging times for those who are grieving a loss. It may feel doubly difficult as others around us prepare to celebrate. This presentation presented by Hospice of the Valley, will address strategies for moving through a challenging time and being gentle with one’s self and those who may be experiencing the roller coaster of emotions. There will be time for questions and discussion.


THE SPIRITUALITY OF AGING
Facilitator:  Michael Piper 
When
:  6 Tuesday Sessions – January 2, 16, 30; February 13, 27 & March 13 –  10:00-11:30am
Where: UUCS Social Hall
Sign Up: Email Carol Calkins (carolpcalkins@gmail.com) Subject: Spirituality of Aging or call Carol (425-387-0784). You can also sign up at the Questers table on Sunday mornings.

“The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully” by Joan Chittister, a Catholic theologian, will be the touchstone for the course. Her message has broad appeal, even to UU agnostics. Participants will read part of the book for each session and then discuss how it applies to their lives.
About the Leader: In UU small groups over 20 years, Michael has both lead and participated with a variety of people on numerous topics. He has been interested in the spirituality of aging for several years, taking courses, reading books , and joining other UU groups who discuss the topic in depth.

Requirement for Participants: Acquire the book – “The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully”

ONGOING OFFERINGS

Ongoing Offerings are open to all. 
Feel free to invite a friend to join you. 
 

UU MEN’S GROUP
When:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:00pm – Sept. through June
Where: In Person in UUCS Social Hall & on Zoom
Open Sign-ups: Email uumensgroup@outlook.com

We all know that the positive energy generated when men get together is a force for good in this world. With this in mind, our men’s group provides a supportive forum for conversations on a wide range of topics. Please join us at any time!  For further information contact Michael Piper at uumensgroup@outlook.com.

UU WOMEN’S GROUP
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00am-Noon
Where: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in person at UUCS Social Hall
Open Sign-Ups &/or Further Information: Email or call Judy Reynolds – jmr2642@yahoo.com or 623-882-6012

Would you like to spend time with a group of dynamic, interesting women?
Would you like to participate in discussions on a wide range of fascinating topics and build new friendships at the same time?
If so, we invite you to join us.

BUUK Circle
Leader: Julie Wambach (azwambach@icloud.com)
When: Every second Tuesday, October – May, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: UUCS (In Person)
Open Sign-ups: Email azwambach@icloud.com

BUUK Circle is a group that loves to read and discuss books chosen by the group. You are welcome to join this group at any time whether you’ve finished the book or not even started. If you are unable to attend a discussion, we hope you will find time to read the book. For information, contact Julie Wambach at azwambach@icloud.com

Upcoming November Book

“Free Speech and Koch Money: Manufacturing a Campus Culture War” by Ralph Wilson and Isaac Kamola
This is the first book on how the Koch network seeks to transform higher education as we know it—and how it has provoked ugly clashes to gain entry, clashes that rightwing media then amplify.  This deeply researched and urgent book reads like a detective mystery. A riveting self-defense manual for all who fear for the future of our country and our planet. Enthusiastic advance reviews have appeared in Times Higher Education, Truthout, Academe.

INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP
Leader: Yvonne Bentley
When: Saturdays, 2:00pm & Wednesdays, 4:00pm
Where: Via Zoom
Open Sign-ups: Email or call Yvonne Bentley –  ybentley@aol.com or 623-521-2242 to receive Zoom meeting links.

Have you ever thought it might be great to have a little island of calm that you could escape to? Well, there are two opportunities each week for you to drop in and practice Insight Meditation with the Insight Meditation Group.
This practice serves a community of those learning and developing the skillful use of meditation that leads to awareness in all aspects of individual, family, work, and community life. The group is appropriate for beginning meditators, as well as experienced practitioners. All you need to participate is a comfortable place to sit, i.e. a chair or cushion. Attendance is on a drop-in basis, so you are welcome to join any session as your schedule permits.
Saturday, 2:00pm Session – Includes a reading, basic instructions and a silent 35-minute group “sit”. Those who would like more detailed instructions can join at 1:45pm. 
Wednesday, 4:00pm Session – Join us for a time of gladdening the mind and heart!
In these weekly guided meditations we’ll explore gentle and gradual cultivation and expansion of various practices, including lovingkindness, compassion, joy, equanimity, forgiveness, gratitude, acceptance and more. Our time together includes a brief introduction to the week’s topic followed by a guided meditation and a 5-minuted silent sitting.
Want more information? You can call the Insight Meditation leader, Yvonne Bentley, at 623-521-2242.

LOOKING AHEAD

All current offerings are listed above.