Murray Grove Offers Online Programs and Plans Sestercentennial Celebration
Murray Grove Offers Online Programs and Plans Sestercentennial Celebration
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center

To assist you with virtual outreach to your congregants in the midst of the pandemic, Murray Grove has launched the first in a series of free online programs by three prominent, global presenters in their respective fields.

  • Mind Body Spirit @ Murray Grove Online. These programs are introductions to techniques and skills from the Courses offered to the Murray Grove Community, led by Dr. Carol Penn.
  • Movement @ Murray Grove Online. These programs are 5-7 minute instructional videos on the ancient Chinese practice Qigong. They are introductions to techniques and skills from the Courses offered to the Murray Grove Community, led by Qigong and meditation instructor Francesco Garri Garripoli.
  • Now is Our Time @ Murray Grove Online. We sense we are called to feel and respond to the fullness of our times. How do we navigate if we endlessly repeat the unfolding stories in our minds?  How do we find the way to navigate if we don’t have a field guide, and allies to walk with us? Terry Chapman’s global views are an insightful and inspiring experience. This program led by Rev. Chapman shines a light and opens doors of leadership skills in the times of now.

No matter what you call it – sestercentennial, semiquincentennial, bicenquinquagenary, or just plain 250th – 2020 is a big year for Universalism. It will be the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s famous 1770 sermon in Thomas Potter’s chapel in Good Luck, New Jersey. We celebrate 2 and ½ centuries of Universalist contributions.This year Murray Grove is promoting a continent-wide celebration of 250 years of Universalism, its importance in the past and its impact now and for the future. To aid you in celebrating Universalism’s Sestercentennial, a Universalism Toolkit (pdf) has been created.

You are invited to join the Sestercentennial Celebration (Oct 2 – 4, 2020) at Murray Grove. Theme speaker is the Rev. Nancy Mcdonald Ladd, senior minister of the River Road UU congregation in Bethesda, MD. Additional activities during the celebration include:

  • Dedication of the restored Thomas Potter grave site
  • Dedication of a representation of the Hand in Hand
  • Heritage Hunt
  • History re-enactors
  • Performance of “Love Notes”

Learn about the activities planned throughout the rest of the year and the schedule at the Murray Grove Website.

About the Author

  • This historic site is where John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in America in 1770. Located on twenty peaceful acres in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Murray Grove offers year round lodging for up to sixty-six people, meeting spaces, commercial kitchen and a (...

For more information contact cer@uua.org.

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