This just in from Karen Rembert
SUNDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Corner of Middle & Church Streets
Open to the Public with Free-Will Offering
Social Gathering Afterwards with Refreshments
The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the fourth in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique spiritual, but non-religious, experience of beautiful music and relaxing meditation. It is held in the candle-lit, early-evening setting of the 1806 Meetinghouse with golden light beaming through the stained glass windows.
The September event features meditation leader Dr. Neil Williams and harpist Carol McIntyre. There will be a collation with sweets and Italian sodas afterwards in the church’s Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere. The Sanctuary is accessible for persons with disabilities via the Church Street Entrance. A free-will offering is requested and everyone is welcome.
Dr. Neil Williams believes that meditation is a tool like prayer, music, beauty, silence and loving-kindness and that these tools are freely available. It is in the love of music and beauty that we are connected to one another. Silence and loving-kindness ground us in difficult times and promote healing. As a recent immigrant to Gloucester, Dr. Williams is finding everything new and fascinating, especially the rhythms of the sea and the sky. He observes that meditation allows us to slow down to the speed of life, like the movements in Nature; a gateway to connect with our internal rhythms, our music, and our inner voice. He believes that this voice within is a reflection of the divine spark we share with all beings.
Carol McIntyre, a harpist from Ipswich, plays classical, folk, celtic and meditation music. She studied the harp since childhood, receiving a BA in Classical Music from Stanford University, and ventured into Celtic music and playing a folk harp. Carol is a past New England Scottish Games harp champion. She plays for many schools in the area and is a past instructor of Comhaltas (Irish Music) School in Cambridge. Carol currently teaches privately out of her studio in Ipswich.
Hours Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (9 am – noon)
Call (978) 283-3410