Spirit Journey Groups are small groups of people who gather once each month, from September through May. The groups engage with the church theme for each month, sharing the work and thinking they've been doing on the theme, learning, supporting and connecting with each other, and growing in faith and community. Spirit Journey Groups are the best way to engage the conversation we are having as a congregation and to meet other Unitarian Universalists.
What Does It Mean To Be A Community of Embodiment?
em- prefix meaning “put in or into, bring to a certain state”, body - bodig from Old English “trunk, chest of a man or animal” ment – suffix referring to the result of an action. The Aramaic/Hebrew word nephesh comes from the root to breathe. Body, breath, and consciousness are connected through this word.
Why Is the World So Beautiful?
The world’s beauty as an embodiment of truth. Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book, A Beautiful Question, is a long meditation on the question: “Does the world embody beautiful ideas?” He’s the unusual scientist willing to analogize his discoveries about the deep structure of reality with deep meaning in the human everyday.
Where Am I? – RadioLab Podcast
…OK. Maybe you're in your desk chair. You're in your office. You're in New York, or Detroit, or Timbuktu. You're on planet Earth. But where are you, really? This hour, Radiolab tries to find out. How does your brain keep track of your body? We examine the bond between brain and body, and look at what happens when it breaks.
The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes
Do clothes have the power to transform us? A show featuring seven separate stories about how the clothes we wear affect us [and embody us] more than we think (though perhaps less than we hope).
Grounded: Finding God in the World
by Diana Butler Bass
Bass argues that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more embodied sense of the sacred that is with us in the world…in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons.
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
by Barbara Brown Taylor
Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred in the natural parts of everyday life.” “There is no spiritual treasure to be found apart from the bodily experiences of human life on the earth.
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design
by Frank Wilczek
Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book, A Beautiful Question, is a long meditation on the question: “Does the world embody beautiful ideas?
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
A call for introverts to embody their needed version of leadership! Leaders needn’t be the loudest. Leadership is not about theater. It’s not about dominance. It is about putting the lives of others before any other priority.
Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality: Essays
Nineteen UU writers reflect on embodying the experience of aging and the spirituality of aging. Alternately tender and frank, funny and wistful, these heartfelt ruminations offer companionship for those walking and embracing the journey of later life.
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Although the book has been widely praised as a monumental text about black life, it’s more specifically a book about how to live free in a black male body.