Mindfulness is the act of noticing, it is a muscle that we can develop. Learning to develop the muscle of noticing helps one deal with adverse events, get caught up less in worries & helps form deeper connections to others. In addition, mindfulness lowers blood pressure, reduces chronic pain & improves sleep.
We invite you to join us on Saturday December 15 from 1-3pm at BUUF to develop our mindfulness muscle through mindful art journaling. This process, through ritual, creates a safe reflective space to witness your thoughts & sensations without the gaze of your ego. We will be learning the process & making a visual piece with writing. No artistic talent required, all materials will be supplied. This process is an adaptation from Workshop Muse.
Please contact Katharine with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of insight and challenge by joining us for Creative Conversations as we watch this year’s UUA General Assembly Ware Lecture. Brittany Packnett, a leader and advocate for social justice, gives a riveting speech on White Supremacy Culture and ‘calls us in’ to be not just a ‘not racist” but to be ACTIVELY anti-racist (as well as anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, and anti-misogynist). She says, “The more you benefit from supremacy, the more responsible you have to be to dismantle it.” She suggests that we (UU’s) throw away our savior complexes and take up serving, that “we birth together this thing called freedom.” This lecture will give you much to think about and discuss. Invite yourself and a friend.
Wednesday December 19, from 7-9pm
(2017) This short documentary film by Director Joss Colchester explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. The film looks at this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the key structural transformations in our economy required to achieve sustainability. The film is 43 minutes, and after we watch it, we’ll discuss what actions we can take on this and other environmental justice issues.
This event is hosted by Berrien UU Board Member Harvey Johnson and is free and open to the public. Free popcorn is included; BYOB encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM, so come early, get yourself settled and enjoy some popcorn before the show begins at 7:00!