Online Events in August

CREATING BELOVED COMMUNITY ONLINE

We are enjoying some downtime this summer, but check out the information and links below for the UUSM online programs that are taking place this month. We look forward to connecting with you!


Upcoming Online Events

Green Committee Meeting – Sunday, August 1, 2021, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Zoom meeting. Please email greenchair@uusm.org for Zoom link. The Green Committee informs others of the simple changes that can be made to decrease their carbon footprint and to implement social action to green our community.


UU Men’s Group – Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Zoom Meeting. The Men’s Group offers a special opportunity to the men of the congregation and other like-minded men to join our welcoming group in provocative and stimulating discussion and to get to know others with UU perspectives in a more meaningful way. We will meet the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM via Zoom and in person at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at a location to be announced. To request more information or to join us, please ask the church office for information about how to contact Richard Mathias. Tonight’s topic: What it means to be a man and the ideals of manhood have changed significantly since most of us were young. How would you define “toxic masculinity”? What “manly” qualities did you respect or aspire to most when you were a child, as a young adult, and now? Which of these attributes have helped and which have harmed your domestic and work relationships?


The Gifts of imperfectionBook Study – Gifts of Imperfection – Saturday, August 7, 2021, 8:30 am – 9:45 am, Zoom Meeting. It’s been 10 years since Brene Brown published The Gifts of Imperfection. Now she’s doing a 6-week 10th anniversary deep dive into how we can transform the gifts of imperfection into a deeply fulfilling life. Everyone is welcome. Visit https://brenebrown.com/thegifts-hub/ for more info. Then grab the book, take the Wholehearted Living inventory, check out the podcast and join us online! Hosted by Jacki Weber and Beth Brownlie. This class repeats every week until August 28, 2021, except July 31, 2021, and August 21, 2021. Email Teri at uusmreassist@uusm.org for the Zoom link and registration.


Merchants of DoubtScience Non-fiction Book Group – Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Zoom Meeting. We will discuss Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. It would be nice if science were pure, but when high-level scientists have deep connections to politics and industry, a true sense of reality can be delayed by decades. To receive the link, you will want to be on the group email list. Contact: Rebecca Crawford, sci-nonfiction@uusm.org. All are welcome.


MeditationOpen Meditation Wellsprings – every Wednesday and Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Zoom Meeting. We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what’s on our hearts. You are welcome to join us when it feels right for you. If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in a way that fits their need. Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. Please email meditation@uusm.org for the Zoom link.

 

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