Spiritual Practice, in whatever form, transcends self and allows one to explore beyond self or deeper within self. It frees the mind to commune with that which cannot be named or spoken and allows the spirit to grow both inwardly and outwardly, reaching for whatever the individual considers to be that which is greater than self.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA, will offer a variety of Spiritual Practices on Sunday mornings beginning January 2019. These Spiritual Practice Groups will gather before the worship service to explore and practice together.
Writing as Spiritual Practice, facilitated by Myrna Adams West, will meet on the first Sunday of the month at 9:15 am in the Sofa/Couch Room to explore the monthly worship theme through various written genres. Myrna will provide prompts for thinking and/or writing about the theme and the group will provide safe space for sharing written or spoken thoughts. For more information, visit the Writing as Spiritual Practice webpage at https://www.uuathensga.org/education/adult-education/writing-as-spiritual-practice/. To be added to the email list, contact Myrna at email@example.com.
Visual Art as a Spiritual Practice, facilitated by various UUFA members and friends, will meet on the second Sunday of the month at 9:15 am in the Ocean Room to explore nature, community, self, and the divine through the creative experience of calligraphy, photography, design, and other visual art forms. To be added to the email list or if you have a visual art talent you wish to share, contact Lee Cornell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singing Meditation, On the third Sunday of the month in the Universe/Youth Room, experience singing as a spiritual practice. We will sing simple chants and let the sounds linger into silence. No musical experience or talent is required. Find your voice and explore the joys of singing together. To be added to the list, e-mail Amber Fetner, email@example.com.
Dance as a Spiritual Practice, facilitated by Leigh Harvey, will meet on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Multipurpose Room. Join us as we channel creativity to apply movement to some of our hymns and chants.