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MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE (MMM) featuring meditation leader Paula Passanisi and harpist Moira Kelly

May 25th 2014 at Gloucester’s Meetinghouse


Meditation and Music combined in a candle-lit setting
May 25th 2014 at 7:30pm in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free-Will Offering, Fully Accessible, and Everyone is Welcome Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments

Church Contact: Karen Rembert, gloucesteruu@earthlink.net, (978-283-3410)


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the 12th in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation.  Each event offers the participants an opportunity to enjoy a different combination of peaceful self-awareness through various kinds of meditation enhanced by the musical offerings.

The MMM experience is intended to be comforting, entertaining and spiritual but it is not a church service and there is no religious content.  It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the grand 1806 Meetinghouse, a place of gathering and welcoming for the entire Gloucester community for more than 200 years.   The Meetinghouse, whose lofty tower lantern has guided generations of mariners safely into our harbor, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest and largest surviving building of its type in Gloucester.

The May MMM event features meditation leader Paula Passanisi and traditional Celtic harpist Moira Kelly.  There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.

The Sanctuary is accessible with facilities for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street.  A free-will offering is requested but everyone is welcome regardless of financial capability.  Find your way to the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets and discover an hour of peace, enjoyment and contemplation in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse.


As Gloucester’s Yoga Joy’s Studio Owner and a Forrest Yoga Instructor, Paula employs many tools, combining her practice of mindful movement with nine years of professional dance training and her clinical research studies in social work.  She has an acute awareness of body alignment and breath control, integrating Yoga discipline with her work as a psychotherapist.  Themes in Paula’s classes often remind students of their own wisdom, awesomeness, and confidence.

MUSICIAN, MOIRA KELLY, Traditional Celtic Harpist:

Moira is a Celtic singer, harpist and rhythm guitarist, originally from the Connecticut coast.  She has been playing, teaching and giving harp workshops in the USA from Florida to the NYC metro area, and internationally from Ireland’s green countryside to the sunny coast of Melbourne, Australia.  She brings the magic of traditional Celtic harp music to the Boston area and the North shore, where she resides in Gloucester.MMM Flyer 25 May 14