Bird and Bell Meditation Group

We meet in Room 5 upstairs and welcome meditators from all traditions. Beginners are welcomed. Instruction available. Contact Judy Lebsack or Gene Heater, 638-4554, for more information.

Schedule:

Tuesday 7:15-7:45 am *** Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm *** Thursday 7:15-7:45 am *** Sunday 9:15-10:15 am

Boost Your Immune System with YOGA

By Beth Howard

Support your health this cold and flu season with yoga practice. The stretching, twisting and bending of yoga postures provide a valuable lymphatic massage, helping to rid the body of toxins. A healthy lymphatic system produces white blood cells in the lymph nodes to fight infection, and it cleans out waste via a series of lymph vessels under the skin. Yoga can boost your immunity by stimulating the lymph nodes and helping fluid move through the vessels. How sick one gets with a cold or the flu often depends on how strong their immune system is. So stay well by starting now to strengthen your immune system with yoga.

Monday 5:30 – 6:30 PM and Saturday 9:00AM – 10:15 AM, $7 with Natalie Vernon

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM with Paula Gordinier

Tuesday & Thursday Noon – 1:00 PM with Paula Gordinier

$5.00 / class (except Saturdays) All classes taught on a drop-in basis for all abilities. Mats, blankets and yoga props provided as needed. Beginners are always welcome. Call 683-4554 for instructors or with questions.

Faith Community Nursing News

By Ria Brownlow, RN

Regarding cholesterol education, the UU Community is a knowledgeable one. Just about all of us are aware of the statistical correlation between high cholesterol and heart attacks.

And knowledge is power, yes? Do you know your numbers? It is amazing to experience for oneself, as I certainly have, how knowing my numbers can motivate me when I‘ve been putting off making those health-promoting changes for all too long!

It’s easy to go to the Wyoming Health Fair. They have an office on Carlson, and here is their website: http://whf.to/ Now we have no excuses, right!?

On another topic, Faith Community Nursing (FCN), in partnership with Pastoral Care and our Minister, as well as others, is in the process of planning what we can/will bring to you, our Community, over the next 12 months or so.

We have sponsored presentations on exercise and nutrition, among other things, and there is more we would like to do. We had our Survey,and we want to find out what, in particular, you would like to see happen next in this regard. There will be opportunities for your input…. Watch for them!

Blessings, Ria, Joan, Shelly and the FCN Team

Pastoral Care Group

By Sandi Gaulke

This group strives to provide comfort and care to members who are home-bound, providing food or transportation to those who are ill, visiting people in the hospital, assisting each other through life transitions, helping with memorial services, generally keeping the minister aware of the pastoral needs of the church, and listening to friends.

Our current goal is to build a larger caring team to carry out some of these activities. There is not a large time commitment with this group, but the rewards are many! If this sounds like something you would enjoy being a part of – and many of you do this work already – please contact Sandi Gaulke, Ria Browlow, Shelly Montgomery, or Joan Brennan, or sign up at one of the Faith Community Nursing tables after service on Sundays.

Sunday Forum

International Forum has changed its name to Sunday Forum, since we discuss a specific topic from current events–not just international topics. We meet monthly and all are invited to join us. In February and March each year, we offer the Great Decisions program. For more information contact the Sunday Forum/Great Decisions coordinator, Ed Warsaw at warsaw2muse@yahoo.com.

Insight Night Films

Second Friday of the month with coffee and tea at 6:45pm in the Sanctuary, no charge. Contact Alicia Padilla for more information (638-4554).

Women’s Sacred Circle

This is a group open to all women interested in connecting with other women exploring their spiritual journey. Please join us! For more information, please contact Barb King 638-4554.