MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE (MMM) featuring meditation leader Elizabeth McLindon and singer-songwriter Brian King, October 25, 2015 at the Gloucester UU Meetinghouse
Meditation and Music combined in a candle-lit setting October 25, 2015 at 7:30pm in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free-Will Offering, Fully Accessible, and Everyone is Welcome
Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments
Church Contact: Karen Rembert, firstname.lastname@example.org , (978-283-3410)
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the next event of its monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation. Each MMM event offers the participants an opportunity to enjoy a different combination of peaceful self-awareness through various kinds of meditation enhanced by the musical offerings.
The October event features meditation leader Elizabeth McLindon singer, Brian King. There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.
The MMM experience is intended to be comforting, entertaining and spiritual but it is emphatically not a church service. It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the grand Meetinghouse, a place of gathering and welcoming for the entire Gloucester community for over 200 years. The Meetinghouse, whose lantern tower with a Paul Revere bell has guided generations of mariners safely into our harbor, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest and largest surviving building of its type on Cape Ann.
The Sanctuary is accessible with facilities for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street. A free-will offering of $10 is requested but no one will be turned away and everyone is welcome regardless of financial capability. Find your way Sunday evening to the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets to discover an hour of peace, enjoyment and contemplation in Gloucester’s historic 1806 Meetinghouse.
MEDITATION LEADER: Elizabeth McLindon
With early roots in Catholicism, Elizabeth studied Theravadan Buddhism in the 1990s, and has been practicing Mahayana Buddhism for the past several years. She learned Transcendental Meditation in 1983, then Insight meditation in the ‘90s, and is focused now on Shamatha and Vipashyana which is a big part of her life and practice. Elizabeth is a local massage therapist and meditation teacher.
MUSICIAN: Brian King
BRIAN KING is a singer, songwriter, and performer acclaimed for his soulful voice and evocative lyrics. As a vocalist he’s been called the male Amy Winehouse. With his original songs, Brian carries audiences through raw meditations on love, loss, and identity. His song “Cold Rain” was recorded by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas, on her Grammy-nominated CD “Simply Grand,” earning the track high praise in Rolling Stone, USA Today & The Village Voice. He also does fun fresh takes on songs from Joni Mitchell & Johnny Cash to Prince & Billie Holiday. Whether solo or with his neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?, Brian has performed to packed houses like Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Joe’s Pub in NYC, Shalin Liu in Rockport, MA, and venues throughout the US. For more info visit www.whattimeisitmrfox.com