Opportunities to Connect at Northwoods

Watch Party: Third Harmony

Saturday, October 3 at 3pm at Northwoods

What are the three harmonies?
The First Harmony
Harmony with the cosmos and outer world.
The Second Harmony
Harmony with one another and with the environment.
The Third Harmony
Harmony within, radiating outward with the force of love. Nonviolence begins here.
Join us to learn more by watching The Third Harmony.

Spiritual Practice Opportunities

Blue Mountain Passage Meditation
Tuesdays at 4pm at Northwoods
We have been meeting at Northwoods for over 30 years to read and discuss books of the world mystics and writings by the teacher and founder of Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and join in a half hour of silent meditation.
This practice of Passage Meditation is based on memorized passages from mystical writings (eg. The Prayer of St. Francis, “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace, etc.”) The aim of the meditator is to become what he/she meditates on.
The practice also includes 7 other points (allied living skills.) They include the use of a mantram, slowing down, one-pointed attention, putting others first, training the senses, joining with fellow meditators, and reading spiritual literature.
You can learn more at the website (bmcm.org)

Zen Buddhist Meditation Group
Meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 6:00 on Zoom.

The Zen Buddhist Meditation Group meets to deepen our own personal meditation practice, to learn more from readings on Buddhism and meditation, and to share in the energy of a group meditation.
The Northwoods sangha meets for shared meditation followed by a book discussion on meditation or Buddhism.
The evening includes a recorded guided meditation and a silent meditation. Use our custom URL to attend service: https://zoom.us/my/northwoodsuu or join by Meeting ID: 766 833 5778.

All are welcome to our Full Moon Drum Circles! We meet on the Friday closest to the full moon and start around 7 pm after optional smudging. Kids are expected to do what the adults are doing. Bring drums or shaky things and friends. We always have enough noise makers to go around. So much fun!

Drum Circle dates for 2023: September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29.

Watch previous services on Youtube, listen to Podcasts, and read our Newsletter. Click here.

Worship and sing with us. Stay after service for coffee and conversation, and other religious and social programs. For information about Sunday services and meetings, click here.

Art and Creativity

NEW: Northwoods Fiber Arts Group

Crafters and artsy fiber folks – Let’s meet in the library to share tips, tricks, projects and progress with pot-luck snacks and BYOB or wine. Share what you are working on the third Wednesday of every month at 6pm at Northwoods.

Northwoods Art Gallery

Artists from Northwoods and the surrounding community show and sell art in our gallery. Show your art, or come visit with artists at an art reception.

Reach Out – Lay Ministry and Pastoral Care

Share Joys and Concerns
Would you like to share an important or meaningful aspect of your life with the minister or the congregation? Do you need meals delivered or other services? Read about sharing joys and concerns here.

Talk to the Minister
Need to schedule an online appointment with Rev. Sarah? The following appointments are available:
Program/Planning Session – 60 or 30 Minutes
Pastoral Care – 60 or 30 Minutes
Chat/Check-in – 15 Minutes