This just in from Karen Rembert
SUNDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 at 7:30pm
Meditation and Music in a candle‐lit setting in the Meetinghouse,
home of the Gloucester Unitarian Unitarian Church
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free‐Will Offering and Everyone is Welcome
Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the fourth in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique spiritual, but non-religious, experience of beautiful music and relaxing meditation. It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, Gloucester’s oldest standing church building.
The November event features meditation leader Dr. Neil Williams and pianist Nancy Grace. There will be a collation with light regreshments afterwards in the church’s Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere. The Sanctuary is accessible for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street. A free-will offering is requested and everyone is welcome.
Dr. Neil Williams believes that meditation is a tool like prayer, music, beauty, silence and loving-kindness and that these tools are freely available. It is in the love of music and beauty that we are connected to one another. Silence and loving-kindness ground us in difficult times and promote healing. As a recent immigrant to Gloucester, Dr. Williams is finding everything new and fascinating, especially the rhythms of the sea and the sky. He observes that meditation allows us to slow down to the speed of life, like the movements in Nature; a gateway to connect with our internal rhythms, our music, and our inner voice. He believes that this voice within is a reflection of the divine spark we share with all beings.
Nancy Grace, will play improvisational piano pieces with a meditative focus. Nancy has recently moved to Gloucester, and in years past played weekly musical meditations in both the Marblehead and the Framingham Unitarian Universalist churches. She has attended Berklee College of Music, and has a master’s degree in Transformative Arts, focused on the power of music and art to create individual as well as social transformation. She is currently doing doctoral work in ecopsychology, researching ways in which music can help people connect with place, particularly with the natural world. Nancy is also a visual artist, and has developed a unique style of colorful, abstract designs for prints, greeting cards,silk and stained glass.
Hours Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (9 am – noon)
Call (978) 283-3410