We are a community of curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We gather to explore and be reminded of what really matters in life through discourse with friends who respect our personal journey. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality but aligned our desire to make a difference for good. We recharge through not only discourse, but also through song and the lighting of a candle, experiencing awe and connection. We also challenge each other to live our values through social action initiatives.
We offer our children the opportunity to develop their personal moral structure and spiritual path through socially conscious activities and studies of world philosophies, traditions and religions.
Come, reconnect with your spiritual side on your own terms, and in the loving and mindful embrace of a vibrant community.
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Take Note in Your Calendar for Upcoming gatherings and events:
Sunday, 22 May 2016, 5pm: “Resilient Souls” by the Rev. Robert Hardies, from UU All-Souls Church, Washington, D.C. (a most amazing speaker!).
Thursday, 2 June 2016, 6:30-9:30pm, GUUSTO, Geneva, Topic: Happiness?
Sunday, 19 June 2016, 5pm: UUA Ambassador to Europe Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed.
June 2016, T.B.A., BBQ and Annual Meeting/General Assembly.
July & August 2016: UU summer hiatus. (except for GUUSTO which continues every 1st Thursday!)
New Events in 2016: Join us with "GUUSTO!"
Next UUG Gathering
Sunday, 22 May 2016, 5pm (17h)
Quaker House, 13 ave. Mervelet, 1209 Petit Saconnex, Geneva
Theme: "Resilient Souls"
Presenter: Rev. Robert Hardies, Special Visiting UU Minister: All-Souls UU, Washington, D.C.
Global warming. War and terror. Mass migration. In times like these, how do we cultivate resilient hearts and souls? How do we remain open to the affirmation of life and love?
The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies is senior minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC. An historic, prophetic, diverse congregation of more than 1000 members, All Souls is the flagship church for Unitarian Universalism in the United States capital. Rev. Hardies is a leader in the struggle for LGBT equality, as well as an advocate for affordable housing, racial justice and the rights of immigrants. He is the editor of Blessing the World, a collection of essays by the feminist theologian Rebecca Ann Parker, and is currently working on a book about Unitarian Universalist spiritual practice. He has taught at Starr King School for the Ministry and Meadville Lombard Theological School, our two UU seminaries. Hardies lives in Washington, with his husband, the poet and literary critic Christopher Nealon, and their four-year-old son, Nico.
Enjoy the social hour after the gathering on Sunday, sharing potluck apèros and beverages of choice!
Please note: There will be a BBQ on Saturday 21 May to welcome Rev. Hardies. Invitations have been sent to pledging members and supporters (due to space restrictions). Email Karin if you did not receive yours.
The UUG Children / Youth Program
Our Children's Mindfulness Circle runs from 4-5 pm before the gathering.
Mindfulness: "Bringing More Peace Into Our Children's Daily Lives"
It's an independent community outreach, independent of our once-a-month service, offered on a donation basis (to the teacher/leaders). This month:
We always start with a greeting, a song, and a guided breathing meditation. We connect with the four nature elements. This meeting is going to continue the theme of making our homes, classrooms and playgrounds as conflict-free as possible. One child's idea was to create a spinner for our own unique board game, to present solutions for breaking up cliques and for coping with bullying. his program derives inspiration and ideas from the book, Planting Seeds, by Thich Nhat Hanh. It will be led by Kate Lanxner UUG Youth Director, assisted by Marie Pejcic. (Registration required. Please click here)
Our Children's UU gathering activity: from 5pm for ages 4-13 years old.
"One Light, One Sun". We will discuss the unity of all peoples of Planet Earth, and create individual collages, about designing refugee "dream homes" for their resettlements. We will learn at least one new song. It will be led by Kate Lanxner UUG Youth Director, assisted by Marie Pejcic. Please let us know if your children would like to attend. The UU monthly gathering will start at 5:00 where children start out with the parents all together until they are "sung to their class."
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