A Weekend of Exploration at the Walpole Unitarian Church

         Join members and friends of the Walpole Unitarian Church for three days of spiritual exploration and thoughtful contemplation led by Rev. Kitsy Winthrop, March 17 – 19. Topics range from “changing the dream,” to discussion of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.

         The weekend will culminate with the service “Fearless Girl Faces the Bull,” Sunday, at 10 a.m. at the church, located on the corner of Main and Union streets.

         The March Friday evening film “Awakening the dreamer; Changing the Dream: The Pachmana Story,” will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by discussion led by Rev. Winthrop. Light refreshments will be served.

         From the website of the Awakening the Dreamer program:

         “In Awakening the Dreamer, you’ll look squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.  

         “Awakening the Dreamer was created in response to an invitation from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to work in partnership to shift the dominant culture of consumption and alienation to one that honors and sustains all life.”

         The project considers “the new story” emerging at this time in history – a story that recognizes how profoundly connected everyone and everything is.

         It is also considers what is possible now. “You will come to see that a new future is possible and that a huge, unstoppable movement is already emerging and in action, committed to creating a new story for humanity,” and the project urges actions you can take, on your own and with others, and new ways of being that are consistent with your vision and stand.

         On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Hastings, join us for a discussion “Unitarian Universalism: Where do we Stand, What do we Believe?”

         Rev. Winthrop will lead this discussion for newcomers as well as long-time UUs, or the curious who know nothing about the denomination.

         “This will be a subway ride through the UU history and theology for anyone with questions,” she said, adding that the public is encouraged to attend to learn more about us

         Sunday at 10 AM, the weekend winds down with a sermon in honor of the recent International Women’s Day. Inspired by a statue in New York City depicting a young girl with her hands on her hips facing the icon Wall Street bull.

         “Women around the world are coming into their own power in a whole new way as full partners with me,” Winthrop said.

         Bring a bag lunch and join us for this conversation.

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