UU SpiritLife Conversations

Winter/Spring 2022

UU SpiritLife offers spiritually-focused programs to the three Hartford CT area Unitarian Universalist churches, helping UUs to develop and deepen meaningful spiritual lives.

UU SpiritLife Conversations, is a series of facilitated zoom conversations on spiritual topics, offered on the fourth Saturday mornings, January through May, 9-10:30 AM. This free program is open to all members of the three Hartford area UU churches on a drop-in basis – you don’t need to register or commit to the whole series.  

Participants are asked to read and reflect on the session topics (linked below) in advance and to come prepared to share their reactions and reflections, as we collectively deepen our spiritual life. 

Click the session title to read the article.

Participants may join the conversations at using the Meeting ID:  952 722 999.  Telephone access is available at 646-558-8656.  Please plan to join a few minutes before the 9:00 AM discussion start time.  No preregistration necessary.

January 29Finding Balance in an Unstable World, by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.  We are not separate but an integral part of the web of life, which is why we need to find right relationship with each other and the world around us.  Facilitator:  Judy Robbins

February 26. Bishop John Shelby Spong on Being a Mystic. Spong was a prominent religious liberal Episcopalian Bishop.  The focus of this discussion will be on personal experience of our spiritual source and how that affects  our life journeys.  Facilitator:  David Gonci

March 26. Redefining Prayer for UUs. Although many think of prayer as directed to a supernatural being or for something (supplication), this is too narrow a definition for UUs. In this session we take a wider view of prayer including how an atheist might pray. Facilitator: Judy Robbins

April 23.  Mirabai Starr – Wild Mercy. Mirabai explains women mystics’ emphasis on interbeing as well as the innate connection between spiritual seeking and the fate of the earth (note Earth Day is April 22).  Facilitator:  David Gonci

May 28.  Journey to the Sacred: An Interview With Mark Nepo.    As a cancer survivor, Nepo is most concerned with what he calls “the great ordinary things that all of us have to face: the prospect of dying without having truly lived and the prospect of living without having truly loved. And the joy of discovering this with others.”  (note Memorial Day weekend).  Facilitator:  David Gonci

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