Summer 2023 SOUL Circles
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SOUL Circles - Descriptions and Info:
Groups begin starting the week of June 18th.
(All Circles are 90min or 2 hour sessions)
1. Meet Me at the Movies
By Marlene McCrory - In-Person - Mondays around 1pm
This soul circles explores film as a creative and spiritual medium to understanding ourselves and others.
The films will be new films chosen by the group leader in conjunction with members. Afterwards for those who want to discuss their insights and impressions, will meet in a local coffee shop or restaurant. The group will meet for 6 sessions with a break over the week of July 2nd. I am looking for a co-leader for this group.
Max Participants: 6
-At Violet Crown preferably or other Local Theatres in Santa Fe. 6 weeks: June 19 and 26 July 10, 17, 24, 31st, skipping July 3rd.
2. Let's Play Games
By Debra Desmond - In-Person - Saturdays at 1:30pm
Let's get together and play games that help our brains and are fun! My favorite is Rummikub, but we will play whatever you want.
Max Participants: 3
-Address will be distributed by Facilitator. 6 weeks starting June 24.
3. Holy Coffee - FULL
By Bill Glaser - In-Person - Mondays or Wednesdays (group decides) at 2:30pm
This is your invitation to participate in dialogue. Two changes we will be asked to embrace; the end of learning, for learning occurs in separation, and the beginning of sharing in Unity. The only thing that is going to hold you back from your ability to share in the Unity of Christ consciousness is doubt about yourself and all doubt about yourself is fear. You have no cause for self doubt because you have no cause for fear. Christ consciousness that has always existed, is your innate consciousness, a consciousness far too vast to be learned but one easily shared. You as a being joined in Unity must share this consciousness in order to know it. (This passage has been liberally quoted from A Course of Love.)
We will join for an hour each Monday afternoon at 2:30 for tea (or coffee) at various locations to be determined. I envision a lighthearted laughter filled experience for everyone.
Max Participants: 5 - FULL
-Various Locations TBD. 6 weeks starting June 19.
4. Laughter Yoga
By Michele Caskey - In-Person - Mondays at 6pm
Laughter Yoga is fun and revitalizing form of body/mind/spirit exercise practiced by every day people around the world who laugh on purpose, before anything is funny, without the need for comedy humor or jokes. When we laugh, our body quickly relaxes and creates a surge of feel good and healing hormones. Anyone can do it. Lots of fun.
Max Participants: 10
-6 weeks starting June 19. At Unity Santa Fe.
5. Untethered Soul (by M. Singer) - Book Study - CANCELED
6. Villanueva State Park Camping or Day Trip!
By Debbie Brient and Marianne Mohr - In-Person - June 28th & 29th
Come for one day or two! We’ll have a potluck dinner on Thursday, June 29th at 4 p.m. so you can drive home in daylight. Or spend the night in your camper or tent. We have two sites reserved on the river for both Wednesday and Thursday.
On Thursday morning, the 29th, at 10:30 a.m. we’ll hike the beautiful 1.1-mile cliff trail with master naturalist Marianne Mohr. She’ll also offer a yoga and guided meditation session in the afternoon. Or you can explore, swim, fish, or just sit awhile in the Pecos River, then join in the potluck dinner at 4 p.m.
The lovely drive to Villanueva State Park takes about an hour and 15 minutes from Santa Fe as you travel east toward Las Vegas and then south along the winding Pecos River. The Park is located between two cliffs on the River about 12 miles south of I-25. More details about this beautiful place and directions will be provided to our participants before the trip.
Day Pass - $ 5
Camp Site - $ 10/day divided by the # of people on the site
Max Participants: 12
-35 Dodge Drive, Villanueva, NM, Wednesday and Thursday, June 28th and 29th
PLEASE SIGNUP BY June 11th - CIRCLES BEGIN WEEK OF JUNE 18TH.
“Miracles can occur and healings will happen”
Unity Santa Fe SOUL Circles (previously SpiritGroups) are small groups of members, congregants and friends who meet three times a year for 4-6 weeks. Each group has a Facilitator who offers to lead the group in an activity, book study, or discussion group of their choice. The group may meet at the Facilitator's home, the home of a Host who is part of the group, online via Zoom, or in a public venue. The purpose of SOUL Circles is to offer the opportunity to get to know others in your spiritual community on a deeper level than is possible at the Sunday service or other community activities. SOUL Circles also plan and carry out a Social Action that benefits either the Unity Santa Fe Community or the greater community of Santa Fe through volunteer efforts. All Facilitators will attend an orientation prior to meeting.
Through our SOUL Circles, we have the opportunity to experience a deeper level of the following qualities:
S - Spiritual Growth: We enrich our spiritual lives through the study and discussion of spiritual ideas as well as spiritually nurture ourselves with our devotion to prayer and meditation.
O - Openness: We open our hearts and minds to share freely our thoughts, beliefs, and stories of our individual journeys. We do this in an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality that warmly welcomes others from the greater community.
U - Unity: We come together to experience and express our Oneness with each other, our human family and indeed, the whole of creation, both material and spiritual.
L - Love: We put feet on the Power of Love through the support we offer to one another in our circles, especially during times of challenge. We also serve the larger community through acts of sacred social service that, in turn, expand and enrich our own lives.