The holidays are over and it’s that time of year to want to just hibernate. Although we respect the cycles of the year, we still need to work, feed ourselves and do all the things daily living requires. To kick off our Eenrgy Series we started with a Dance Moon. We selected songs that really get us moving, dimmed the lights, and danced like no one was watching. Whether there was full body movement or head bobbing and finger snapping, movement and music can be a good way to raise energy.
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On Dec 18th, 2015, a cluster of votive candles caused a small fire in the sanctuary. When a fire extinguisher was used, the pressurized air and flame retardant moved flaming wax and votives into the air and onto the carpet and surrounding chair.
Full Circle is deeply and sincerely sorry for the carpet and chair damage that happened during this accident Friday night. We are taking this quite seriously and are willing to pay for damages. Full Circle has a shared leadership, even if we weren’t in attendance, we all have a responsibility for the practices of our members. For the last 20 years, UUCA has been supporting our “earth based spirituality” , and we treat the church with the respect it deserves. We try to leave the sanctuary space cleaner than we arrived, and so we feel devastated that harm came to the sacred space during one of our services.
Many of us have been mentors, or worked in UUCA’s youth programs at the church. We did a four year fund raiser and a whole summer of community construction to build the outdoor labyrinth. We have brought people from the public into the UU fold, and many have become members at our church because of events hosted by Full Circle. Full Circle exemplifies all of the 7th Principles, but most importantly, is a good example of “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations”. We are grateful for UUCA in welcoming us in the church. Many of us are anonymous to protect our jobs and families. It’s still a scary prejudiced world out there for those who practice a non-Christian faith. Words cannot express the regret we feel that this incident ocurred in our place of worship and safety.
We are in the process of discussing paying for new carpet for the church, or in the short term, possibly (if the church would like it) a nice printed throw carpet in front of the altar.
Our sincerest apologies
The Full Circle Couples Group, StoryTellers, will be having its open group meeting for new members and existing/past members on Sunday January 25th. Any committed couple, married or unmarried; gay or straight is invited to join.
Find out more details and get contact information on the Story Tellers web page
The Red Tent Weekend is about women getting together, talking about Goddess, honoring their bodies, and themselves. We sing, we laugh, and sometimes we cry. It is a time to re-energize your soul and spirit. It’s a time to see new ways of honoring the Divine. We discussed how the Goddesses were worshipped in the past and how we can worship them in the present. We chanted, we belly danced a little, we had face painting and henna on our hands and feet. Lunch was on site (you can bring a brown bag or go out. Your choice of gluten free vegetarian or meat chili). We discussed women and politics, and organizations that help women and families. We talked about eco-feminism and how to manage in a disposable society. You can stay the whole day, or only come for a few sessions. You may want to bring cash for our raffle and vendors. (all raffle proceeds are for the costs of our guest speakers and hosting the event) Here are some pictures from last year:
Here participants (left) are learning from Nuit Moore (right) about Kali Ma. To see more pictures click “Read more of this entry” below.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
— From DC, take 50 East to Annapolis.
— From Baltimore take 97 South, then take 50 east
— From North VA or Rockville take the inner loop of the Beltway to 50 east
Take exit 24 to Rowe Blvd. Turn left onto Rowe Bld. then turn right onto N. Bestgate Rd, The left on Dubois.
Continue down what looks like a residential street. At the bottom of the hill, on the left, is the driveway of
the church. Park in the lower parking lot and enter from under the staircase.