UU service topic: ‘Life’s Twofold Journey’


    On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be “Life’s Twofold Journey,” presented by Dr. Mary Jen Meerdink.

    Meerdink states, “In the first half of our lives, we are challenged to achieve those things traditionally associated with ‘security’… self-esteem, a unique individual identity, and such material things as a career, a family, a physical home, and whatever we may define as sufficient ‘personal wealth.’”

    She explains, “This first ‘journey’ is one that all must take, and is often, the only one that many people ever take.  In fact, in a culture that tends to overvalue the process and products of the first journey, encountering the invitation to the second journey is often interpreted as a crisis, or even a problem to be fixed.  But for those who dare — or who are shaken awake to find they are unable to resist the invitation — this second journey represents the opportunity to fully complete a grand spiritual development process.”

    Meerdink is a licensed clinical psychologist (in both Colorado and Ohio), experienced therapist, trainer and executive/leadership coach, with over 25 years experience and more than 25,000 direct contact hours spent coaching and training individuals, couples and organizations in the process of growth and transition.

    The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, and child care will be provided.  The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza.  Turn east on Greenbriar 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.