Developing Capable People
With Debbie Fish, firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Mondays, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Room 112
This five-session course will utilize the book Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, focusing on positive discipline approaches as developed by H. Stephen Glenn. Parents will receive practical strategies for providing consistent, predictable and natural consequences that set the groundwork for their children to feel capable, enjoy a sense of belonging, and understand that their own choices matter. These strategies go beyond leniency versus strictness to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant through inner-directed behavior. At each session, parents will be given "homeplay" to practice and then to discuss at the next session. Childcare will be available if at least two families request it by Sept. 18.
Unitarian Universalist History
With Stuart Yoak, email@example.com
Sunday, October 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Library
Unitarian Universalism is an ever-evolving spiritual practice advanced by courageous and thoughtful women and men. Our history begins in Europe over 500 years ago and can be traced through the questions and challenges that faced our forebearers. Their legacy inspires us today, and we draw strength from their progress as we confront the uncertainties of our own time. Please join us for a romp through history as we meet historic leaders and discuss the questions and challenges they faced in bringing us to where we are today. Everyone is welcome.
Owning Your Religious Past
With the Reverend Scott McNeill, firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Wednesdays: Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
This workshop provides simple tools through which people can examine and retrieve positive aspects of their past religious connections, especially the affective dimensions. It will include opportunities for both individual reflection and group sharing. Minimum 5, Maximum 10.
U Poet U
3 Saturdays, Oct 21, Oct 28, and Nov 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m, Room 110
This three-session writing workshop will include plenty of time for free writing, composing poems based on a common prompt (or not), reading aloud what we have written (optional), and discussion of 1) writing as a spiritual practice, 2) poetic forms and 3) the impact of a variety of poets, contemporary and old-time. Suggested reading: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Other readings will be provided.
Exploring Humanity and Spirit in the Lyrics of Leonard Cohen
October 25 and November 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 112
We will listen to a dozen or so Leonard Cohen songs, selected for their deep spiritual content and profound humanity, followed by group sharing of the meaning we find in the lyrics.