tim-cooper-RmLSBjS5diE-unsplashThe Spiritual Growth and Community Center is an outreach program of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. We provide high-quality, inspirational programs, classes, and events to awaken peace, joy, love, compassion, personal growth, and creativity.  All programs are open to the community—people of all faiths, including atheists, can participate.

The Spiritual Growth and Community Center is made possible through the generous support of the members and friends of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Mermaid_2022In-Person Women’s Red Tent: annual MERMAID TENT pool party!

Saturday July 23, 2022

1:00-5:00 EST
Private Residence in Hudson (RSVPs required!)
Leaders: Jody Zolli, Nan Rogers

 

Happy Summer!
It’s time for a RE-TREAT – let us TREAT ourselves to a REfreshing, REjuvenating time together to REcharge, REconnect, and REvive! You are invited to the Hudson MA Women’s Red Tent pool party: the annual Mermaid Tent! Join waves of wonderful women and girls as we gather amidst water and wisdom to continue our Red Tent traditions.

The Red Tent movement was birthed as an opportunity for women to create and share community in Safe Space, feeling free to be all we are. And what could be more important to that community than giving ourselves time to have conversations, nourish our bodies and spirits, and make connections. So grab your swimsuit, your towel, a folding chair, and a (mermaid-themed?!) snack to share (peanut- and tree nut-free, please); let’s get our mermaid on!!!

Women of all ages are welcome, including mature girls. There is plenty of changing and gathering space for all. Beverages will be provided.

This is a smoke- and substance-free event.

***This event is at a private residence — (peanut- and tree nut-free, please) — generously hosted by one of our most dedicated Red Tent sisters. We request that all guests are fully vaccinated. RSVPs are required, at which time you will also receive location information. Kindly email Nan at nandancing@comcast.net to let us know how many guests you will be bringing!

 

Facebook event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/724615832113287

 

Hope to swim with you soon!


Ongoing Events

Zoom Morning Dance Parties 
Facilitated by: Jonathan Slate
Dates/Tiimes: 40-minute parties every week on Monday at noon and Tuesday-Friday at 8AM
Cost: Free
Dance on Zoom with friends! There’s no right or wrong way to dance, it is entirely up to you. You don’t even have to have your camera on if you don’t want. The music is pretty eclectic, including, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and more.
Zoom link or how to get this info: https://tinyurl.com/zoom-morning-dance-parties
Facilitator bio: Jonathan is a resident of Berlin. He is a husband, father of two college kids, music lover, and software developer. He’s been hosting dance parties on Zoom every weekday for well over a year. He is always delighted to have new people join the parties!

MoonCircle Esbats (Full Moon) and Sabbats (Wheel of the Year) Gatherings and Rituals 
Facilitated by: Alan R. Anacheka-Nasemann
Dates/Times: Listed below, subject to change
COST: $1 – $10 (sliding scale) to offset any costs or be donated to the church.
For updated information including locations and Zoom links if available, email Alan Anacheka-Nasemann and request to join the MoonCircle email group.

CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) is a UU subgroup that follows a pagan path. They exist in part to promote the practice and understanding of Pagan and Earth-centered Spirituality within the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). MoonCircle is in the UU Church of Marlborough and Hudson and is just one of several chapters of CUUPS located across the country. ESBATS are Full Moon Rituals that recognize the power of the Moon, high tides, influences that the moon has on our cycles of life and things that we might work toward in any given month. Full Moon Rituals include calling the four quarters of the earth, the Goddess and the God, cakes and wine, and Magick which you so desire. SABBATS recognize the turning of the wheel of the year, in four main quarters (Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas) and for minor ones (Ostara, Litha, Mabon and Yule). The author confesses that this is untried yet in our church, but hopes that we will have a reduced length ritual and some feasting on seasonal foods. So, JOIN US for spiritual growth!
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ESBATS (Full Moon Rituals; ongoing)
Monday, January 17, 7:30 PM, via Zoom.
Tuesday, February 15, 7:30 PM, via Zoom.
Thursday, March 17, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Friday, April 15, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Sunday, May 15, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Monday, June 13, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Tuesday, July 12, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Thursday, August 11, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Friday, September 9, 7:30 PM, TBA.
TENTATIVE: Saturday, October 8, 7:30 PM, TBA
Monday, November 7, 7:30 PM, TBA.
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 PM, TBA.

SABBATS (Wheel Of the Year)
IMBOLC: Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 PM via Zoom.
OSTARA: Sunday, March 20, 6:30 PM, TBA.
BELTANE: Sunday, May 1, 6:30 PM, TBA
LITHA: Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 PM, TBA (or possible outdoor potluck at 6 PM)
TENTATIVE: LAMMAS: Monday, August 1, 6:30 PM, TBA
MABON: Thursday, September 22, 6:30 PM, TBA.
SAMHAIN: Monday, October 31, 6:30 PM, TBA.
TENTATIVE: YULE: Sunday, December 18 or Monday, December 19. Further details TBA.

Mooncircle_bio_bestFacilitator Bio: Alan R. Anacheka-Nasemann is a lifelong UU and the son of a UU minister. He grew up in Syracuse, NY, and spent much of his time enjoying the Adirondack Park of New York State. Ultimately, he went to school at Paul Smith’s College (in the Adirondacks) and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he earned his Master’s. For five years he was active in the Finger Lakes of New York State followed by 30 years as a Senior Wetland Scientist (10 in Buffalo NY and 20 in Concord, MA), and is now retired. He has remained a UU, but has studied Wicca and paganism, off and on, for 30 years. Alan has been happily married to Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann for over 25 years.

 


 

We are hard at work preparing virtual and in person offerings for the upcoming season! Please check back for more information, or contact the office to receive notification via email:  administrator@ucmh.org