“This took me by surprise,” said a recent visitor to a Spirit Workshops program. Spirit Workshops are gatherings for people of all beliefs to share creative action, conversation, and community. “Really meaningful.” “This is where I remember what is sacred.” “It’s like youth group for agnostics!”
Spirit Workshops begins our third year of programs in 2019, led by Beth Amsbary, Spirit Workshops Convener, and the Rev. Catherine Foote. We are deeply grateful to University Congregational UCC for launching and hosting this independent program of service to the broader community.
In 2019, we plan to offer programs on the first and third Sunday of each month.
First Sundays we take to the streets for a monthly vigil — Standing for the Common Good — standing from noon-1pm on the corner of 45th & 15th Avenue NE. On third Sundays, we’ll offer our trademark hands-on programs with personal reflections and sacred snack!
For more information or to RSVP for these events, contact SpiritWorkshops@ucucc.org, find us on Facebook or Meetup, or call 206-524-2322.
Sunday, January 6, 2pm-4pm.
Begin the year with a simple process to ground you in your most important values. This is a favorite activity of Spirit Workshops regulars. Check it out! At at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Saturday, January 19,on Whidbey Island from 8:30am – 4pm .
Join the molten core of Spirit Workshops regulars for a retreat to build fellowship and the vision for our growing community. We’ll spend the day at the Whidbey Island farm of Catherine Foote. Carpools will leave from the U District.
Loving Kindness Meditation:
Sunday, February 18, 2pm-4pm.
This guided meditation from the Buddhist tradition brings compassion and thankfulness to help with depression, anxiety, and stresses of life. A core community member with a longtime Buddhist practice will share her experience and introduce this powerful way to journey toward love. At University Congregational United Church of Christ.
March 17, 2pm-4pm.
Let’s observe the awakenings in the earth and in our lives, as light and dark come into balance for a rare day. At University Congregational United Church of Christ
Writing, Reflection, & Really Good Beverages: Group in formation!
We’re plotting informal gatherings at a local coffee spot that also serves wine, beer, & killer hot chocolate) We’ll get into a creative headspace, respond to a writing prompt, and enjoy some conversation.
Interested? Let us know. We need 6 folks to reserve space.