Sunday, December 10 ~ The Gift of Mystery ~ Soul Matters Sharing Circle ~ 10:30 a.m.

The Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson invites you into a time of spiritual reflection with our Soul Matters Sharing Circle. Once a month, in lieu of a formal worship service, we will gather to create safe, sacred space together, in a sharing circle format, so we may explore topics that apply to our daily living, and which contribute to personal spiritual discernment.

Sunday, December 10

The Gift of Mystery

10:30-11:30 a.m.


“We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

— Paulo Coelho

Photo credit: Nan Rogers

Location: Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson, Knight Room  (Please use Church Street entrance)

Facilitated by Nan Rogers, Member since 2010, Lay Leader and candidate for Interfaith Chaplaincy Ordination through ChIME (Chaplaincy Institute of Maine) 

Cost: Free; donations welcome

Please join us at Coffee Hour afterward for conversation and community!

Our theme for December: The Gift of Mystery. 

Mystery isn’t just a puzzle to be solved, it’s also something to be listened to. “Yes,” it says, “Stay skeptical, continue to question and seek answers. But at the same time, leave space for life to speak!” If we want mystery to speak, we have to be willing to put down the pursuit and open ourselves to being caught off guard. Sitting at the heart of mystery is not the unknown, but unity. Mystery doesn’t put up barriers; it dissolves them. And mystery is not just connectedness, it’s comfort, too: we take a walk in the woods, watch the waves kindly caress the shore, stare into the night sky or stumble on the smile of a stranger. Please join us in Circle this month, and let’s let mystery work its magic, allowing ourselves to fall in and be opened up, listening to hear what the world whispers back. 
Youth ages 13-18 are encouraged to participate in our Circle. For children up to age 6: Nursery Care is available. For children ages 7-12: be sure to check out the agenda for RE this day. Children will be meeting in Union Hall.
COVID Safety: Masks are optional. Please, if you’re not feeling well, do stay home! Many thanks for your kind consideration!
Note: Because of the special, interactive nature of the Sharing Circle Format, this week’s worship will be IN PERSON ONLY.

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