Book Group, February 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m
Our faith tradition affirms that all human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1: 26-28) and that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139: 14); and here at the Union Church in Waban we affirm the inherent dignity of all people and strive to live that out through our covenant that affirms the inclusive love of Jesus.
As such, we invite you enter into a journey that sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild embarked upon with the desire to enter into conversation with people whose life experience and outlook were different than her own. "Strangers in Their Own Land" will be our winter reading. On February 26th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. we will gather for a conversation of this book led by our own Anya Bassett. We encourage you to consider making this study part of your New Year's resolutions as we live into "the conversational nature of reality" to borrow a quote from poet and philosopher David Whyte. If you have questions, please see Alan Cody or Pastor Stacy.
Midweek Bible Study
Does Sunday morning Bible Study at 8:00 a.m. feel like an impossibility? Do you feel like you don't have any idea really what the Bible is, where it came from, how it was formed, or even how best to engage with it? Does the Bible at best seem a bit suspect and at worst rather scary? Pastor Stacy wants to hear from you. She would like to offer a mid - week (day time or evening depending on what works best for everyone) six week overview of the Bible using the Massachusetts Bible Society's "Exploring the Bible" series. Please be in touch with Stacy if you are interested.
Wellspring, Jan. 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. the reception room at UCW comes to life and light as the women of the church gather to share our lives and the food we have prepared with each other. It is a sacred time of laughter and tears, singing and sharing where all who gather are affirmed and loved for who we are however we may be. Our next gathering is Wednesday, January 16th. We will be reflecting on "Fresh Vision" (pages 129 - 136) in our book, "At the Still Point" -- on the theme of starting the year with what is good and godly. If you have questions, please reach out to Priscilla Kelso or Pastor Stacy.
Women's Retreat at Toah Nipi, May 17-19.
And then, plan on coming away! Whether you are a regular attender of Wellspring or not, you are welcome! Come away to the beauty and silence of Toah Nipi Retreat Center in Rindge, NH. This is a very special time to deepen friendships and grow in love of self, each other, and God. The retreat will begin Friday evening, May 17 and finish by noontime on May 19.