Save the date: May 8 Join RESULTS members in hearing Sister Simone Campbell, known for her leadership with Nuns on the Bus campaign stops. She is an incredible speaker and has a powerful message. Contact Judy Arbogast for tickets.
Please join us Saturday, March 5 as we gather in Seattle for our District Annual Meeting. This one-day event will be held at University Unitarian Church in Seattle. The Rev. Jon Luopa, Senior Minister at University Church, will be the keynote speaker. The $55 registration fee covers the entire day’s activities, including lunch and afternoon workshops.
If you have computer skills, we are looking for someone to take Becky's place monitoring and cultivating our online presence. In addition to these emails using MailChimp, she keeps the website up to date using Weebly, monitors and forwards emails appropriately using Gmail, and adds events to our Meetup page. It sounds like a lot, but the programs are very user friendly and it requires 1-2 hours a week. Becky is looking to transition out of this role by the end of June so there is lots of time to develop skills too! Contact Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
The meditation group that meets at Betty Jean Hedstrom's has a new lead facilitator. Barbara Casey will be leading the group with Dave Allen continuing as our back up facilitator. Dave has been facilitating the group for the last 15 months and we have all grown during his time of leading us. Many thanks go out to Dave Allen! Dave would like to step back a bit so Barbara Casey has agreed to fill that place.
Here is a short bio on Barbara:
Dharmacharya Barbara Casey received Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh seven years ago. She is the co-founder of the Peaceful Refuge Sangha in Ashland, Oregon where she has been it's guiding teacher. Barbara has led many retreats, Days of Mindfulness and has taught many classes on a variety of topics including; developing compassion, skillful communication and mindfulness practice essentials. She has continued to mentor many students throughout the US since her ordination into the Order of Interbeing in 1999. Barbara was the editor of the Mindfulness Bell for five years and continues to edit articles and Dharma talks for the publication. Recently Barbara, her husband Robert and their dog Kin, moved to Gig Harbor. Barbara enjoys walking, reading and the practice of slowing down.
We welcome newcomers into our sangha (soon to be named) and you do not need former meditation experience to attend. We meet on Weds. from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Call Betty Jean for directions, 253-432-4417 or Share 253-858-8414.