Spring Spirituality Series

There's something about Spring that stirs the heart. All those plants pushing up out of the ground, the return of the sun and of longer days, the chirping of the birds. It's like the earth is coming to life again after a long sleep. And after a very long winter, I feel the need to reconnect with this life force myself!

Spring is the perfect time for getting back in touch with yourself and the earth, for feeling the spirit in whatever form you experience it. With that in mind, we have designed a Spring Spirituality Series here at UUSWH.

Take a break from your busy schedule to relax and reconnect. Come for just one event or come to them all! I hope you'll join us.

Here's what we have planned:

Taize services in the chapel
Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm and Tuesday,
April 14, 7:30pm

Taize is a simple worship style that comes from a monastic community in eastern France. The monks believe that singing is one of the most important forms of prayer, so simple words are sung over and over again as a prayer. Silence is also a central part of the service, making it an extremely relaxing and meditative experience. The first service will be accompanied by a harp and piano and the second service by a flute and hammer dulcimer. Don't miss this exquisite music and quiet time of reflection.

Listening Below the Noise:
An evening with Anne LeClaire

Monday, March 30, 7:30pm in the Chapel

Anne LeClaire is an acclaimed novelist, journalist and more. However, her newest book is an inspirational non-fiction work about her 16 year practice of spending the first and third Monday of every month in complete silence. Regardless of whether or not we choose to practice silence in such a dramatic way, there are lessons to be learned from her experience. Come hear Anne read from this intriguing new book.

Labyrinth Walk at Wellesley College Chapel
Thursday, April 2, 3:00pm

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that combines the imagery of a circle and a spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. A metaphor for life's journey, labyrinths have long been used for meditation and prayer. Come walk a Chartres-style labyrinth and see what you might learn about yourself on the journey.

Yoga in Rice House
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30pm

Here's a chance to reconnect with your body and soul! Our own Erin Reilly will be leading us in an hour of yoga in the Rice House living room. Wear comfortable clothes and experience this ancient spiritual practice.