Our doctrine is Love.
Our sacrament, the quest for Truth.
Our covenant is with all Life.
Our prayer is for Peace.
Our journey, toward Freedom.
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For its July program, the Unitarian Universalist Community of Independence invites you to come and enjoy "Making Sense of our Dreams" presented by Janis Reed on July 18th, at 7:00 PM, at 300 Cherrywood Lane. This demonstration will include audience participation, and we look forward to sharing it with you! There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m., with UUCI meeting 7 - 9 p.m.
Janis is a modern day Appalachian Medicine Woman who has been working and living on a spiritual path for almost 60 years. Born able to see and understand lesser noticed planes of life, Janis was educated as an artist, poet, professional body worker, past life regression hypnotherapist, mother and spiritual advisor. Following the promptings of Great Spirit, she has traveled and studied with teachers of different disciplines from, both, the Americas, Australia, parts of Asia and eastern Europe. Her greatest strength is her faith in the Great Mystery.
Searching for a platform that would address all people, Janis has found the world of dreams to be the great human equalizer. It is from the land of dreams that Janis offers her latest teachings and promises of hope for the future. With an open heart, Janis and UUCI invite you to an evening of freedom from the mundane and directions to a better, healthier future.
Directions are as follows:
From #21 turn Right onto #58 West in Independence. Go about 6 miles (past Rixeys/Citgo; Bridle Creek Methodist Church; over small bridge..) you will see Grace Freewill Baptist Church on your left, go 1/2 mile and see a 45 mph sign with arrow pointing left. As you round that last corner just before turning left onto Cherrywood Lane, you will see a white cottage sinking into the ground at the far side of intersection and a small sign on the right with #811.
If you miss the left turn onto Cherrywood Lane, there is a Marathon/Teds Market gas station just there on the left for an easy turn-around. On Cherrywood Lane, go 1/2 mile to first driveway on right (opposite the brick rancher on the left). Long before you see the driveway, you'll see the house - a one story wood ranch with garage on the end and two sheds on the driveway.
There is extra parking in the field just past the driveway. Please allow space close to the house for drop off or handicapped parking.
Because of the great diversity of our services, you will need to attend more than once to get a feel for who we are and what we do. A typical service will present readings from a variety of sources, "religious" and otherwise; perhaps Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, humanism, wisdom literature, poetry, New Age writers, historical Unitarians, psychology, or many other sources. There will be hymns representing these same traditions, and musical selections ranging from classical to folk and popular. Special musicians, both instrumental and vocal, greatly enrich our services from time to time.
Because we have no minister, the service may be presented by a guest speaker, may be an all-musical program, possibly a dramatic presentation, a meditation experience, or a panel discussion. Messages are quite varied and range from the theological to the personal to folk narrative to topics specific to our church and denomination.
In all our services there is much good will and good humor as well as serious reflection.