Click the link below to open the monthly packet:

Blessing – June 2018

Play – July 2018

Two important parts of the packet are the “Spiritual Exercises” and the “Questions”. The Spiritual Exercises let us do more than just read about the theme. They let us learn and process it through direct experience. The Questions are best approached by identifying one that “hooks” you in a dramatic or challenging way, and then live with that question for a few weeks. This will lead you to deeper personal learning.

To connect even further with the theme, the packet also has interesting quotes, book suggestions, and links to articles, video’s podcasts, movies and television shows.

Dive Deeper!
Now available to everyone- monthly Soul Matters theme packets
by Robin Pugh, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

This fall I started facilitating a Chalice Circle. As I prepared for our circle by reading through the Soul Matters monthly packet on the theme, I found myself connecting with the theme on a much deeper level. It was so enriching! It led me to deeper personal learning, the kind of learning I belong to a church to receive and the kind of deepening my soul longs for in these uncertain times. Kim preaches great sermons on the monthly theme, but I think you are missing out by not further reflecting on the theme during the week. Starting in November, we are offering the Soul Matters Packet to the entire congregation! (Previously, it has only been available to chalice circle participants.)

The monthly theme focuses us on a spiritual value that Unitarian Universalism has historically honored and emphasized. So with each reading of the Soul Matters monthly packet, we are reminded that our faith dreams of a preferred way for us to be in the world, challenging each of us to ask “What does it mean to live a life with these particular values front and center?”

What’s in the monthly packet? Lots of goodies, as one participant said: “It’s like getting a new chapter to a great book every month.”

Two important parts of the packet are the “Spiritual Exercises” and the “Questions.” The Spiritual Exercises let us do more than just read about the theme. They let us learn and process it through direct experience. The Questions are best approached by identifying one that “hooks” you in a dramatic or challenging way, and then live with that question for a few weeks. This will lead you to deeper personal learning. To connect even further with the theme, the packet also has interesting quotes, book suggestions, and links to articles, video’s podcasts, movies and television shows.

Links to future resource packets will be available through UUCWC’s weekly announcements email. I hope that by using these resources, we will connect to the values that are dear to our UU faith at this time when they are so needed. Let’s dive deeper together.

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