Women’s Connections provides opportunities for UUFCO women to come together for events and activities. In the context of our spiritual and fellowship journeys, Women’s Connections endeavors to enhance personal growth and build strong inter-connected relationships among women in our Unitarian Universalist community.
Calendar of monthly Meetings
July 13 (Saturday), 4 p.m.: Patriarchy—Barbara Belzer
What is Patriarchy and how does it affect our lives both consciously and unconsciously? Discuss what shared power and responsibility might look like in our families, communities, work place environments, and governmental entities.
August 15 (Thursday), 6:30 p.m.: Book Discussion—Donna Jaeger-Williams
This will be an informal discussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s third novel, The Invention of Wings, a story about the quest for freedom and empowerment. This is a work of fiction, but inspired by the real-life abolitionist and suffragette, Sarah Grimke. Monk Kidd traces the lives of two women—one slave, one free, over the course of thirty-five years. It’s been praised for raising our consciousness regarding race relationships. It promises to offer opportunity for a provocative discussion on many topics including female relationships, power, race and gender, both within an historical and contemporary context. (The book is available at the Deschutes Library, local bookstores and online.)
September 11 (Wednesday), 2 p.m.: Self Compassion—Margy Lim and Ali Waibel
October 5 (Saturday), : WOMEN’S RETREAT
November 10 (Sunday), 1:30 p.m.: Aging: Personal Aging or for Caregivers of Those Who are Aging—Leslie Koc
How to cope and find support for issues involving ones own aging such as isolation, health needs, losing independence, memory problems, and more. How to be a supportive care giver of an aging person and how to manage your needs while meeting the needs of your family and yourself.
December 17 (Tuesday), 6:30 p.m.: The Virgin Birth: What?!—Chela Sloper
We will explore the historical, theological, and psychological aspects of the ancient teaching of the “virgin birth” of Jesus. Allowing time for the reflection on our attitudes toward this teaching, we’ll ask whether there remain any benefits to the myth for us today.
Upcoming Special Activities
Women’s Connections Special Activities may take place off site and happen throughout the year. Below are listed some that are in the works for the coming months. We will continue to provide updates.
September 8 (Sunday), 1:30 p.m.: Money and Finances -Leslie Koc
Ashland/Shakespeare Festival - Rebecca Miller, Organizer
Camping (two nights or longer) - Rebecca Boyer and Mari Brennan, Organizers
Program at Breitenbush - September - Nancy Stevens, Organizer