Braving the Wilderness: Book Discussion
February 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Boundaries. Reliability. Accountability. Vault. Integrity. Nonjudgment. Generosity.
Join Rev. Cindy in reflecting on these themes and our own stories as we discuss Brene Brown’s newest book, Braving the Wilderness.
We’ll gather on Wednesdays 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/21 at 7 pm in the Gathering Room. Read the whole book, read a page, doesn’t matter, please join us! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-263-7387 for more information and to save your spot.
Faith and Food for One and All
March 04, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Forget Sunday School, let's have Sunday Supper!
March 4, 5-6:30 in the Vestry
You’ve heard of Stone Soup? We’re going to make Stone Salad! Please bring something to contribute – your favorite cherry tomatoes, a can of chickpeas, shredded kale – whatever you like! And don’t worry, we’re also having pizza! We’ll also be sharing stories and making soup for others.
Questions or RSVP to Rev. Cindy at 978-263-7387 or email@example.com. Bring your friends!
Meeting the Mystery of Alzheimer’s
March 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
Meeting the Mystery of Alzheimer’s: Hope and Inspiration for Caregivers
- Sunday, March 11
- 11 – 2 pm
- Lunch provided
- Free will offering RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-263-7387 by Feb. 15
Members of our faith communities have many pastoral needs. One of the most rapidly growing needs church members are facing is Alzheimer's or other diseases of dementia. Meeting the Mystery of Alzheimer's teaches participants life-enhancing techniques for interacting with persons with Alzheimer's or other diseases of dementia. Through a combination of spiritual practice and creative drama, participants learn to celebrate the beauty of living in the moment.
After attending this program, participants will be able to observe, listen to and respond to persons with Alzheimer's or dementia in life-affirming ways, ease difficulties that can arise in communications with persons with Alzheimer's or dementia, understand and accept the limitations caused by this disease, ease some of the pain and confusion experienced by persons with Alzheimer's or dementia and their loved ones, recognize and receive gifts of meaning and purpose offered by connecting with persons with Alzheimer's or dementia, and realize and remember that opportunities for healing exist whenever we are present in the moment - with a person who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, with any person.
Presenter Bio: The Rev. Laura Randall is the Affiliate Community Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, Massachusetts, serving the broader community through ministries of stewardship, chaplaincy, and education. Laura is a chaplain with AseraCare Hospice, and serves on the board of Healing Moments Alzheimer's Ministry.
Thursday - 7:30 pm
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Join us, the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Vestry. For more information contact Anne Spaulding.