For our last service in February we will be wrapping up our series on Resiliency. We will explore what it takes to build resiliency and reflect on moments in our lives where we were resilient or when our resiliency was tested.
There will be RE classes for the children.
February's theme: Resilience
2/2/20 - 'Nothing is Impossible'
We will hear the story of a former Gurkha soldier Hari Budha Magar who had both his legs amputated after being injured serving in Afghanistan. He is trying be the first above the knee, double amputee to Summit Mt. Everest.
2/9/20 - 'Tu B'Shevat The New Year of Trees'
What could be more resilient than trees? Come and celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for trees, the Israeli version of Americas Arbor Day so to speak. Learn the resilient qualities of your birthday tree, ponder a trees new year reflection and receive some wise advice from a tree.
2/16/20 - Resilience
Sunday's service will be a participatory intergenerational service around our monthly theme of resilience. Through stories, activities and music, we will focus on supporting resilience in ourselves and each other.
2/23/20 - Building Resilience
For our last service in February we will be wrapping up our series on Resiliency. We will explore what it takes to build resiliency and reflect on moments in our lives where we were resilient or when our resiliency was tested. There will be RE classes for the children.
All are welcome to join in the meditative experience of shamanic journeying to the beat of a drum. It's a great way to gain spiritual insight, practice your journey skills, enjoy the company of wonderful spirited people and shake off the cares of your day. Bring your healing intentions too!
WHAT ARE SUUF SERVICES LIKE?
Skylands UU is a lay-led congregation, meaning that members from the Fellowship manage all aspects of our organization, through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards. Lay members also design and lead the majority of Sunday Services, which follow a monthly theme. We also invite outside members of the community to occasionally lead services. During the fall and spring we generally have one Sunday each month that is a "Service Sunday", where we all work on buildings and grounds projects together rather than having a presentation.
Each service follows a similar format including chalice lighting, readings, music, a time for expression of Joys & Concerns, Offeratory, a children's story, closing words, and extinguishing the chalice. The content of the main presentation can be very different week to week so we encourage folks to come back a few times to get a feel for the full range of all we have to offer.
There are also classes for the children during many services, although there are also services designed to be multigenerational and include children.