Spiritual Practices for UU Lent

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Date(s) - 02/28/2018 - 03/28/2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

First Unitarian Portland Buchan Building


Spiritual Practices for UU Lent In Christian tradition, Lent is a forty day period before Easter (not counting Sundays) in which Christians rededicate themselves to the faith by seeking to imitate Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness. It is a time of reflection, repentance, renewal and preparation for the future. In this four week course, we will explore the Lenten themes in a UU context. Opening ourselves to the wisdom in all faith traditions, we will use silence and reflective reading to cultivate our heart attention. We will experience a different spiritual practice each session: The Examen, Write Your Own Psalm, Contemplative Prayer, and Developing a Rule of Life. We will experience how our spiritual practice can help us find peace in times of loss, anger, or worry.

Facilitator: Rev. Connie Yost is an affiliated community minister of First Unitarian Church-Portland. She is the founder of Friends Stay Warm which provides cash assistance and advocacy to farm and other low-wage workers, and she is the co-President of Farm Worker Ministry Northwest. She is a spiritual director and facilitates spirituality groups at the Franciscan Center.

Details: Four Wednesdays: Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, and 28 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (no class Mar. 21) Fee: None

Reference #: C9WS18

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