What is a Death Doula?

Hear from an experienced death doula about this option for care at the end of life. Why do some people choose to be supported in this way, and how does it enhance the work done by the broader care team? Facilitated by Lashanna Williams.

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A People So Bold – Rev. Deanna Vandiver

We are invited, as a people of faith, to engage with the spiritual wisdom of 360 Degree Vision, the 7th of the 7 Principles of Black Lives UU, honoring “the past struggles and wisdom from our elders” and acknowledging that the “work we do today builds the foundations of movements of tomorrow.” 

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Living Room Conversations

This is a training/orientation to “Living Room Conversations,” a proven model for hosting and conducting small group conversations with people who have different perspectives. You will learn how to host small-group conversations on controversial topics using a simple and tested set of guidelines. Come to this session and learn how

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Limits of Science: Book Discussion

“I don’t think that science is complete at all. We don’t understand everything, and one can see, within science itself, there are many inconsistencies. We just have to accept that we don’t understand.”– Charles H. Townes, Nobel Physics Prize winner and co-inventor of the laser. Many people, often non-scientists, say

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Armchair Activism

If we’ve learned anything recently, it’s that democracy is not a spectator sport! But folx often have no idea how to participate beyond voting (though we sure need more citizens doing that!). While remaining nonpartisan (in accordance with our status as a church), we will offer ways for you to

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Mystical Experiences: The Neverending Debate

Mystical experiences are experiences where people perceive the world and the things in it differently, feel they have gained profound intuitive knowledge about reality and the physical world, and often describe their experience as “an awakening.” Well-documented scientific studies have shown that these are genuine neurological events where the brain’s

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Beloved Leadership: A Practice Space for the Leadership Curious

You are invited to bring your holy curiosity and your whole being to a collaborative workshop created for Unitarian Universalists who are interested in the possibility of deepening their faith formation through leadership within Westside UU Congregation.   Leader/Facilitator:                  Rev. Deanna Vandiver, in collaboration with WSUU religious professionals and lay

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