Upcoming Adult Religious Exploration Programs and Events

Living and Working in the Middle East

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In the Church Sanctuary

Dr. Fatmeh Kassem, an educator, researcher, and group conflict resolution facilitator, will present a talk on life as a Palestinian in Israel, her deep interest in gender studies and peace pedagogy, and her longstanding work with Bedouin groups. Her current focus is on women’s life stories and using “life story” as a methodological tool.

A slide presentation will be included with questions and discussion encouraged. Copies of her 2013 book, Palestinian Women: Narrative Histories and Gendered Memories, will be available.


Awakening Awareness: Mysticism, NonDuality, and Unitive Consciousness

Come together with curious intellects and attentive hearts to connect, meditate, explore, and discuss the journey of awakening, followed by a time for tea and snacks.

NonDual, Mystical, and Unitive Conscious experiences are all rooted in direct, personal, embodied knowing beyond words, beliefs, doctrines, and rigid traditions whether spontaneous or invoked. In this safe, co-created inter-spiritual group we will explore, experience direct practice, and share our “seeing,knowing and being” of essential essence common to all humanity that transcends divisive concepts and dualisms.

All members are welcome and encouraged to provide ideas and suggestions to enhance each and every participant’s group experience and well-being.

We will be gathering in conscious community to meditate, dialogue, and continue exploring John Greer’s book, Seeing, Knowing, Being.

Living Body Positive

Celebrating the inherent worth and dignity of every Body

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
High School Youth Room
Facilitators: Alana Franklin, Cynthia Hackett, Susie Maharry

Join us in a small group setting to discuss questions, such as:

  • How do I feel about my body?
  • What influences my perceptions?
  • And how do my perceptions about my body impact my life?
  • How can we work to reframe incoming messages in a way that is body positive?

All are welcome here. We meet monthly on the third Sunday of each month before worship service.