By

Megan Doren

This is one of our favorite rituals as we bless and release  the thoughts, circumstances and emotions that don’t serve us anymore from the year we’ve just completed and set our intentions for the brand new year. Join us at noon on New Year’s Day to share community, ritual, mimosas and coffee as we release 2018 and welcome 2019.

Our community Thanksgiving celebration will be on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 18. We’re calling this the “Trial Run” so you can try out your new recipes on us before you subject your family to them on Thanksgiving Day. We’re bringing the Turkey. You bring a side dish or beverage, or just yourself. There’s a signup sheet to let us know you’ll be there so we bring enough turkey. We’ll start the feast around noon, right after the service.

UnSunday is back on November 11. We’ll start with mimosas and coffee at 10:45 am, and then at 11:00, we’ll see “The Power of Outrospection,” an animated short from the Royal Society of Arts. Different from introspection, Outrospection is the ability to practice stepping outside oneself as a path to changing yourself and the world. Join kindred spirits for this sure-to-be engaging dialog filled with laughter. In case you missed the last UnSunday, it’s for those of us who love the messages, but DON’T necessarily love a churchy format. UnSundays are something different every month, but always participatory and always informal. Join us for a whole new way to experience UnSundays every second Sunday at HeartSpace.

Save the Dates for these HeartSpace Holidays. We’ll give more details as each date nears, so be sure to stay tuned and mark your calendars to join in our community holidays!

Be a part of decorating the new prayer room! Our resident genius artist, Lisa Umbarger, is going to create a found-object art project on the wall of our new prayer space. Please bring 2 to 4 objects from your home that have personal meaning to you. As long as they weigh less than one pound, the objects can be any size. Stop by the prayer room to see what others have already brought for ideas about what you can bring in by the end of October. We can’t wait to see what creations appear!

UnSunday is here starting on October 14! We’ll have mimosas and coffee at 10:30 am, and then at 11:00 we’ll watch and discuss the 7-minute Uplift film “We Have The Power.”  What is UnSunday? It’s for those of us who love the messages, but DON’T necessarily love a churchy-format with music and talking from the front of the room. UnSundays will be something different every month, but always participatory and always informal. We will explore many different topics and include connection with everyone in the room. We’ll throw out ideas and questions with opportunities to share your thoughts with people sitting near you, or if you’re an introvert, a time to reflect on your own thoughts. Join us for a whole new way to experience UnSundays every second Sunday at HeartSpace!

We are so excited about our October theme “Abundance by Design” that we’re kicking it off a day early–on September 30. The series will run for 5 weeks and follow the book Art of Abundance: Ten Rules for a Prosperous Life by Dennis Merritt (click here to get the book). We’ll cover two rules per week in our Sunday talk, have an opt-in to receive a daily affirmation via text, and small groups you can drop in on a weeknight at different locations to have a deeper discussion about the rules we cover each week. You are welcome to drop in on any of our small, informal groups. You don’t have to get the book to follow along because we’ll have study materials for you! The groups meet from 7-8:30ish pm on MONDAYS in the downtown Dallas area; WEDNESDAYS in the Richardson area; and THURSDAYS in the Murphy area (east of Plano in Collin County). You can come to any group for one or all of the meetings. Here are the details for the groups:

7-8:30ish pm MONDAYS – 4312 Live Oak, Dallas – Facilitator Celia Naples 214-563-5885

7-8:30ish pm WEDNESDAYS – 822 Northlake, Richardson – Facilitator Chris Terry 469-831-2497

7-8:30ish pm THURSDAYS – 518 Havenwood, Murphy – Facilitator Marsha Meghdadpour 469-835-9678

In the last of our Miscellany September Theme, Rev. Chris Terry talks about God.

Join us for the Family Constellations Workshop with John Harold Moore from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. In this workshop, you’ll gain insights and new perspectives about your own family dynamics and discover what might be holding you back from reaching your highest potential. Join us from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 29 in our usual Sunday meeting space at 4312 Live Oak, just north of downtown Dallas.

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