October Talks, every Sunday starting Oct. 1 More Information
Family RE Open House, Orientation, and Brunch – Oct. 1
Newcomer’s Orientation – Oct. 14
Family Fun Days, Whitehall Farm – Oct. 15 More information
VOICE State Election Forum – Oct. 15 More information
Congregational meeting – Oct. 22
Weekend meal pack assembly – Oct. 22 More information
Class: UU History 101 – Oct. 22 More information
Sacred Wheel Samhain Celebration and Halloween Parade – Oct. 29
Complete the Circle FOODraiser – Oct. 29
Memorial Garden Dedication – Nov. 5
Annual Services Auction – Nov. 11
Mindfulness class starts – Nov. 13
CROP Walks – Nov. 19
Yoga for Health and Well-Being
Designed to improve stress management, thoughtful self-awareness and freedom of movement. Gentle to moderate yoga poses, therapeutic movements and a variety of meditation techniques will frame each week’s class with special attention to posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. Bring a yoga mat. 2 blocks, a blanket and a strap are highly recommended. AUUC Members pay $10; Non-members, $15. Cash or check payable to Body Rules, LLC.
Your instructor is Lizette Ayala, a yoga therapist and Well-Being Coach with more than 15 years of experience in the movement and healing arts. For more, go to www.bodyrules.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-966-0304.
2017 Accotink Annual Services Auction
November 11, 3:00-6:00pm
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The auction will be 3:00-6:00pm, followed by dinner and music. Families are very welcome and there will be childcare! If you have any questions, contact Ken Heller at KHeller3@cox.net or Kumutha Lane at email@example.com.
Come at 9:00am Sundays in October for a series of fascinating talks on a variety of subjects. We have scheduled speakers from our own congregation who are experts in their fields and will share their excitement with you. Child care will be provided.
Oct 1: Nancy Melito, Sheilah Dols on Celtic and Norse Religious traditions:
Anyone who has heard of Halloween and the Yuletide Season has already learned a good deal about the Celtic and Norse religious life. This talk will be presented by two Sacred Wheelers, Sheilah Dols and Nancy Melito. Please join us for a look into these two influential trains of thought, especially as they apply to our modern American Life. Both Sheilah and Nancy have been involved in alternative religious traditions for decades, and frequently write and lead seasonal rituals for communal celebration.
Oct 8: Julie Schuck on The Science of Science Communication.
In this talk, Julie will facilitate an interactive discussion on the science of science communication. Science communicators include scientists, the media, advocacy organizations, political commentators, as well as amateur science enthusiasts. Although some purposes of science communication can be achieved through one-way transmission of the information, other purposes – sharing information needed for a decision and finding common ground among diverse stakeholders – are best achieved by through dialog. Drawing on her experiences as a staff member at the National Academy of Sciences, Julie will relay findings from research on creating an engaging dialog and what we still need to know.
Oct 15: Peter Campbell on Talking Politics:
As UU’S, we are concerned about the riven politics of our time and we are impelled to action. Some of us want to reach out to people on the Right. Most find this challenging. What to do? Join Peter for ideas about effective Right Left dialog, starting with a review of Movement Conservatism since Roosevelt. Peter is a retired psychiatrist who is a student of politics and political communication.
Oct 22: Bruce Griffin on Central American Religions.
2000 years, 22 languages, 100’s of sites, 166 named gods, a 20 base counting system, unique calendar, every number has a god and the directions have colors; the Maya are interesting. The program will review Maya belief systems, their development over time and impact on the present. Bruce has been interested in Central American civilizations for many years and did research work at Maya sites such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Copan and Tikal.
Oct 29: Mike Heilmann on Buddhism
What does the Buddha have to say to us in the 21st century Join Mike as he explores the philosophy and psychology of Buddhism. Neuroscience is validating these these ancient ideas told thru parables told 2300 yrs ago.Can peace and joy really be found through enjoying the experience of the present moment ? Mike is a retired clinical social worker who has taught courses here at AUUC in mindfulness.
Nov 5: Rebekah Evans on Dopamine.
This neurohormone is usually thought of as the ‘pleasure chemical’ of the brain. While there is some truth to that, the real story is more complex and more interesting. I’ll go over the real research that gave rise to the idea that dopamine is a ‘pleasure chemical’. In addition, I will discuss some of my own research on the neurons that create dopamine in the brain, and how they transmit information. Rebekah is a neuroscientist who has spent more than 10 years researching dopamine circuits in the brain.