UU Fellowship to consider ‘Time in the Desert’

On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will consider the topic, “Time in the Desert — A Necessary Part of Life?”

It will be presented by Pagosa resident, Dr. Pam Kircher. She will share her own experiences of retreats and their impact on her life, and will invite others to think about their own experiences of retreat and what they have learned from them.

She points out that, “Throughout recorded history, retreats have led to new ways of being in the world. Christ sought solitude in the desert for 40 days before starting his ministry. The Buddha founded Buddhism after his long withdrawal from everyday life, and Ghandi developed the ideas that led to India’s freedom during his retreat. While most such periods do not result in changing the world, they often enable people to see their world differently and perhaps make positive changes in their lives.”

As an introduction to Religious Education (RE), the children’s program will look at different ways of teaching and learning. Using games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader and 20 Questions, we will explore how different religions help people learn about their faith. A guided meditation will also help us discover what RE is.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbrier Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.