This Month’s Theme: there are no themes for July and August
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Worship Associate: Steve Elstein
Stress is an underrated modifiable risk factor causing major dis-ease in our society and affecting the health, welfare, and quality of life of every human being. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is designed for the sole purpose of understanding and managing stress, using a variety of practices, including mindfulness meditation, cognitive reappraisal, and mindful movement. There is a large body of research showing the efficacy of MBSR in lowering our anxiety and increasing our stress resilience in a greater sense of ease and well-being.
John McLaughlin, MD, teaches MBSR at Mary Washington Hospital. He is founder and teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg. He has been practicing yoga, tai chi, and chi gong for over 15 years, and he participated in the MBSR training program with John Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Grades K-6 – Making Masks with Paula Barnes
will encourage expression and creativity in our youngest congregants. With guidance and help
from our favorite costume fairy, I know the results will be breathtaking and tons of fun!
Grades 7-12 – Summer Service Project, Part 2
Grades K-6 – Caminando en Espanol with Rev. Doug
Grades K-6 – Photography with Leslie Cruz
Grades 7-12 – Summer Service Project Part 3
Grades K-6 – Awesome Adventures Asea! with Janelle Kennedy
Ahoy, mateys! Captain Janelle will teach some simple knows, talk about what living on a boat is all about, and then she and the kids will build their very own sailboats and set them afloat! Parents, you might want to dress the kids in clothes that can get wet!
Grades K-6 – Music with Jason Michael