RETURNING TO RITUAL - The 2014 SPRING CUUMA/PK SPRING RETREAT,
Sunday April 27 - Wednesday April 30, in beautiful Lewes, Delaware - led by Mark Morrison Reed.
Mark shares, "Inspired by my experience with ritual in India, at the Tsubaki Grand Shire in Japan and with Swiss farmers, I ask "What is ritual? And what role does it play in your life?" The answer to these questions will lead us into a look at the evolution of ritual within Unitarian Universalism. What are UU practices when it comes to ritual? How has it changed in recent years? Why and How is it transforming what it means to be UU and religious? And what might our next steps be?”
This workshop is process oriented. We go back and forth between lecture, work in triads, listing, discussing, quiet reflection, and then a unison reading, back to lecture and a repeat of that the process. We start from the concrete and explore our early experiences of participating in ritual. We abstract from that what it is and why is it important and before looking at how it has evolved over the last decades within UUism and why.
Then we consider how ritual contributes to enlivening our congregations and the UUA. Since worship is part of ritual, I will lead a worship service entitled: Diversity and Hymnody. It will lead us through a review of diversity as it appears in UU hymns and readings from Hymns of the Spirit through Singing the Journey.
Do not miss this chance to spend quality time with colleagues in a beautiful setting, recharging your spirits and deepening your embrace of ritual.
Registering for the Spring Retreat:
Returning to Ritual
REGISTER ONLINE! by APRIL 15 at https://sites.google.com/site/uumapkcuuma/
REGISTER BY APRIL 1 IF REQUESTING A SCHOLARSHIP!
Retreat Registration: $420.00
Discount if arriving Monday - 20.00
Discount for First Timers - 30.00
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! ASK REGISTRAR
Bryant Brown IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE
*Commuter price (no Virden Center housing) $250.00
(Registrar will notify you if you have a single room, payable on site for an additional $150)
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
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1402 Spring Valley Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015
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