Past Meetup

Convening of Hearts + Souls

This Meetup is past

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Every 2nd Monday of the month

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

20 Forest Street · Stamford, CT

How to find us

There will be signs for "Convening of Hearts + Souls" to direct you.

Location image of event venue

Details

GREAT PEOPLE...
WITH HEART & SOUL...
CONNECTING & COLLABORATING!!

What's not to love!?

Take a break from the daily grind to broaden your sense of community, deepen your connections to others, and focus on what matters most.

Join us for our monthly meetup every second Monday of the month! Together we will co-create a welcoming and inclusive space where each of us can connect, reflect, and create in meaningful ways.

Each month we will explore a broad theme through facilitated activities that invite participants to listen/share from the heart and express themselves creatively. (See below for themes.)

All kinds of art makers and appreciators are welcome.
No prior artistic, musical, or dance experience necessary.

WHAT TO BRING:

Please bring an open mind, loving heart, helping hands, and something to share with the group, for example:

* food or drink for the potluck;
* musical instruments;
* art supplies;
* something inspired by the theme;
* a financial contribution to help sustain the group; and/or
* friends and significant others!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The event is a three-part group experience co-created by event participants and facilitated by the Meetup Group founder/organizer, Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin. The event runs from 6:30pm until 9:00pm.

* PART 1: Community Potluck -- [6:30pm - 7:00pm]
Share food/drink and to mingle with creative and soulful people who you might not otherwise meet.

* PART 2: Welcome Circle -- [7:00pm - 8:00pm]
Formally welcome each other to the group, check-in with each other, listen/share from the heart, and learn about each other's lived experiences in connection to the monthly theme.

* PART 3: Breakout Groups -- [8:00pm - 9:00pm]
Pick a breakout group based on your creative interests, explore the monthly theme through your chosen medium(s), and then collaborate with others on an experimental group art project.

Out of respect for the other participants, PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO JOIN US FOR ALL THREE PARTS so that we can create a meaningful group experience together (from start to finish) and limit the number of interruptions.

OUR THEMES FOR 2019:

- January: POSSIBILITY
- February: TRUST
- March: JOURNEY
- April: WHOLENESS
- May: CURIOSITY
- June: BEAUTY

RSVPS:

As a courtesy, please RSVP in advance and update your RSVP if your plans change. Accurate RSVPs helps everyone to plan and have a better idea of what to expect.

THE LOCATION:

We will meet in the community room of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC) of Stamford which is located at 20 Forest Street in downtown Stamford, CT. The building is at the corner of Forest and Prospect Streets on Latham Park and across from the Avon Theatre.

We are grateful to the UUC Stamford for allowing us to use their space. More information about UUC Stamford’s open and inclusive spiritual community can be found here: http://uuawp.uustamford.org/about-us/looking-for-a-spiritual-home/

HOW TO FIND THE GROUP:

Look for signs for "Convening of Hearts + Souls" leading you to the side entrance (by the Forest Street parking lot) into the Community Room.

PARKING:

There is metered parking on the surrounding streets and additional parking in the Bedford Street garage/lot (behind the CVS).

See all your parking options here:
http://stamford-downtown.com/getting-around/parking/

ACCESSIBILITY:

[Accessibility Parking]
Two on-street accessible parking spaces are located in the front of the UUC building on Prospect Street, along Latham Park. Additional accessible parking spaces are located on the entrance level of the garage across from the Forest Street entrance.

[Accessibility Entrance]
The Forest Street side entrance has a ramp entry accessible from the main entryway path on Prospect St.

PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY:
If you have an issue with photos or videos of you being taken and shared in connection to this group, please let us know.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Elizabeth, the MeetUp group organizer, at [masked]