A monthly spiritual exploration program with Rev. Robin
PLEASE NOTE !! – A Change of Topic for this Program
TWELVE STEPS TO A COMPASSIONATE LIFE
Still Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017; 12 – 2 p.m.
What would it mean to develop and live a deeply compassionate life?
Members, friends and visitors of UUCM, you are invited to share and reflect together on the book, TWELVE STEPS TO A COMPASSIONATE LIFE by renowned author, Karen Armstrong.
What is SoulCraft?
This relational group, led by Rev. Robin, will strive to establish and nurture community, to explore and engage spiritual themes in more depth, and to help us reconnect with deepest selves, life’s gifts, and with needs greater than their own.
The program will begin in January and run through June and then resume in September. One intended outcome will be for SoulCraft to re-boot the small group ministry program (of 6-8 people each) at UUCM.
What happens at a SoulCraft meeting?
- Chalice lighting and a short reading or piece of music.
- Facilitated discussion inspired by the book’s reading guide (readings, questions for reflection and suggested spiritual exercises) about one of the twelve steps to a compassionate life.
- Check-out. An opportunity to briefly share reactions to the meeting.
- Closing words or music.
“Steps” in the first half of the program are: Learn About Compassion (January 22) Look at your Own World (Feb. 19) ; Compassion for Yourself (March 19) Empathy (April 23) ; Mindfulness (May 21) ; and Actions (June 18).
A commitment to regular attendance is expected. This will be a “Bring your own Bag lunch” program. Please register in advance (by January 15) to help Rev. Robin prepare, using this Sign up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44a4ae2ca5f94-soulcraft
And you will need to obtain the book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong. It is available as a used paperback book on Amazon.com for as little as $4.75. If this expense is a hardship for you, please speak to Rev. Robin about having the book obtained for you.