BOOK DISCUSSION & MEDITATION GROUP - Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, January 6 through Feb 17
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out  by Ruth King images

We’ll discuss the book and encourage Buddhist-inspired meditation practice on alternate weeks for eight weeks as we awaken to racism and white supremacy culture.

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Who was Jesus and why does he matter to Unitarian Universalists?  A winter conversation group that will begin with the UUCFlogogospel stories.  After the initial sessions we'll invite participants to lead part of a discussion or share on a topic of interest to them.  All welcome.  Every other Wednesday 4- 5:30 PM, April 7 & 21.

Facilitators:  Eleanor Johnson and Rev. Janet Bush

This group will also explore what scholars believe they know of Jesus as a historical person, and will reflect on his significance to the issues of faith and social justice in contemporary times.  Unitarianism and Universalism were both originally traditions within Protestant Christianity.  We'll touch on those roots and how they are reflected in our Principles and rituals today. After the initial sessions participants will be asked to lead a discussion of a passage or story, or to research and share some relevant topic of background interest - about the cultural context, how scholars know what they know, gospels left out, beliefs about Mary, or any topic that interests you. 
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Resources:   A copy of the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament") and New Testament.  The NRSV is the translation scholars consider to be most faithful to the original texts. Optional: Who is Jesus? Why is He Important? by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. is a very accessible introduction available on Kindle or in paperback (used). A study Bible (Harper Collins or The New Oxford Annotated) is very useful for those who want to go deeper, but not needed.  Other optional sources and books will be recommended.