Community Grief Ritual
Friday, November 3, 2023
7:00 p.m. FREE
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive St., Eugene, OR
Join us in A Celebration of Life for the Earth as We Knew It as we acknowledge the mounting death toll and staggering losses associated with the collapse of our planetary eco-system.
May this offering of music, image and words of reflection, nourish our deep need to grieve what we hold dear - in community.
Eulogy offered by Patty Hine, President, 350 Eugene, a local climate justice organization.
Music offered by Dave Himber (flute), Agnes Vojtko (alto), Caleb Saunders (organ, piano), Kathryn Brunhaver (cello).
Facilitators: Jenny Gordon, PhD & Rev. Dr. Karen Love Baisinger
A reception with light refreshments will follow.
DEEP LISTENING CIRCLE: Climate Emotions
Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $20-$60
Emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.
C. G. Jung, CW 9i, para. 179
In this workshop, we will engage a variety of methods to express our climate emotions and share them with each other. Whether you are feeling sadness, anxiety, guilt and anger OR wonder, joy, gratitude and love, each emotional response illuminates meaning and holds value. Listening deeply to what you are feeling cultivates connection to your heart's wisdom. How might listening to what you feel guide your response to existential crisis of our time?
Facilitators: Jenny Gordon, PhD, Psychologist, and Karen Love Baisinger, D.Min., Pastoral Counselor
Both Programs are Sponsored by The Health Ministry Team of the FUMC and 350 Eugene.