9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Now a recurring tradition at USG, Fall Community Day, is a special Sunday where all of our community and guests have an opportunity to come together in special ways. Some participate in workshops where they can sample or revisit spiritual practices not available on a typical Sunday. More participate in a special intergenerational service that incorporates elements of the workshop spiritual practices and in which all present share in a moment of breaking bread brought to us by our very youngest bakers. And finally, all USG members, families, guests and visitors are invited to a scrumptious sit- down classical brunch when, over a leisurely meal, they can renew old friendships or make new ones. So to the particulars…
Workshops – All workshops begin promptly at 9:00am in the locations noted and go until 10:00am. All are open to adults and children as appropriate.
Drumming– led by Bill Marconi from the Settlement School, this is a hands-on (literally) workshop that lets participants experience how and why drumming has been part of so many ancient heritages and traditions and how it can take the drummers into a circle of spirit. In the Youth Lodge.
Chanting– led by Kristin Shipler and her harmonium, this workshop also taps into an age-old practice that brings many voices together in a journey inward. Words (or at least sounds) of the chants will be provided to allow participants to actively join in the magical flow of chant. In the Sanctuary.
Yoga – led by Esther Wyss-Flamm, gentle movement and flow put participants in touch with their bodies and then deeper as the border between yoga and meditation blissfully blurs. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be available) but definitely wear loose, comfortable clothes or yoga gear. In Sullivan 2 and 3.
Poetry– led by Dennis Strain, this workshop will allow participants to compose poems inspired by each other and going in whatever directions they choose. Or they can bring poems that they have written or have deep meaning to them. Or just come to listen. In Sullivan 1.
For more information contact Gerry Whelan at firstname.lastname@example.org