The Lake Fellowship congregation will not meet again until the fall. Please visit the Web site (www.lakefellowship.org) for updates and invitations to summer activities.
Does the universe exist to produce mankind?
Lake Fellowship welcomes Halima Shahida to share the story of her spiritual journey, which led to her becoming a Sufi. Sufism was brought to the West by Hazrat Inayat Kahn in the early 1900's and this branch of Sufism is called the Innayatiyya. There is a Universal worship service much like that of UU, which encompasses different teachings. The present leader Pir Zia Kahn is a religious scholar and often references stories and beliefs from other religious and spiritual beliefs.
Most religions and philosophical systems speak favorably about faith. Numerous Christian theological doctrines teach that salvation is achieved by "faith alone." Patanjali's classic text, the Yoga Sutras states that "the practice of yoga begins with faith." Faith plays a central role is the teachings of the Buddha.
Becoming conscious is another term for awakening, this month’s theme. Today we will listen to an interview with transformational leadership consultant Helen Urwin as she explains, in concrete real life terms, what it means to be conscious, the path to becoming conscious, and why we would want to be conscious. Member Laurie Gauer will then facilitate our conversation. Helen is the creator of the Full Potential Philosophy, which she defines as getting the right people talking about the right thing at the right time in the right way.
Our theme for the month of May is "Nurturing Beauty." While most of us can quickly define both what it means to nurture something, and what is or is not beautiful, the more important question for this program is WHY it might be important or beneficial to nurture beauty. Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger will lead this program, and she invites each of you to consider the previous question ahead of the program.
Join us, IN PERSON for our final program of the 2021 - 2022 program year! This year's final program will be a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) at the Lake Fellowship A-Frame starting at 10:30. We will have a grill available for those who wish to cook something. This is mostly a social event for all of us to reconnect and see each other in-person before the Summer break. Anyone wishing to show off a talent is totally welcome to. Bring some picnic food and beverages for you and your families, and prepare for yard games, socializing, and hugs (for those that want them).
For this Sunday’s program on the theme of Awakening, Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger invites us to recall a time when we truly felt awake and alive. Use any of the prompts below, and prepare to share your moment with the rest of the group. This will be a casual, group discussion-based program to explore our own personal connections to this monthly theme.
Awakening to psychological structures that guide our understandings of the world: with Dr. Jen Senchea
Please join Jen Senchea’s presentation on George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory. We all know people can experience the same thing/person/event and come away with different perceptions. But what psychological processes create those differences? Personal Construct Theory offers a map for understanding our own perceptual moorings and those of our loved ones. Attached is a pdf. of Kelly’s Repertory Grid Test. Please print a copy of the pdf. for each person before the presentation. Jen will lead the fellowship through the pencil/paper test during the presentation.
In this program, Lake Fellowship member Mike Eye ("Bru"), will enlighten us about the purported origin of April Fool's Day. He will briefly discuss the psychology of pranks, the differences between how different groups embrace or reject them, and the relative good (and harm) that they may bring. He will also speak about the long history of pranks in his family and friend groups. Finally, Mike will review some of his favorite famous and not so famous pranks throughout history.