Jeff, Elaine & Mark attended a Micro Farm event in Mansfield Ohio, an OSU Mansfield endeavor, which sparked a lot of ideas related to how helpful this group could be to our community. There are lots of ideas related to long term community investment. At this time we will focus on starting and growing plants for a plant sale fundraiser for the fellowship & our group while continuing composting, growing & caring for worms, and lessening our footprint on our planet.
We have set meeting for Dec. & Jan. In an attempt to make them more accessible we will try the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6pm at the fellowship house. The location may change as we need to be more active with the plants.
We discussed the possibility of work days where we would all be able to work together and we will make those known to anyone at the fellowship house who is interested in being involved.
Hospitality Chair and Green Sanctuary Member, Violet Kennedy, hands out information at the Activate Allen County event at the Civic Center .
, the UU Lima book club, will meet on January 22nd, at 6:00 pm, at Louise Daniels' home, to discuss Carolyn Myss' volume, Anatomy of the Spirit
On Saturday, December 14th, the Women of Wonder
, the UU Women's group, will meet at 10:30 am. After the meeting all those who are interested will send holiday greetings (Christmas cards) to UU's near and far who are no longer able to attend.
CUP Food Pantry
: 4 Lima UU's helped out at the Churches United Pantry on South Pierce on December 2nd. Next volunteer day is Monday, January 7th.
Northwest Ohio Stoics
We are a community from Northwest Ohio who gather on the 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month to study the ancient philosophy and modern practice of Stoicism. We welcome anyone who is open-minded, intellectually curious, and seeking a more meaningful and tranquil life through Stoic philosophy.
What is Stoicism: Rooted in Ancient Greece and Rome, Stoicism is a practical philosophy of personal ethics that emphasizes living a virtuous (wisdom, courage, temperance, justice) life, accepting that some things are in our control while others are not, and living in agreement with nature. The overarching aim/purpose of Stoicism is to nurture eudaimonia (human flourishing/happiness) by living the virtues in agreement/communion with Nature. Our fundamental task is to do this well.
When & Where: Join us the 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings of the month from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Format: We will follow a four-step format: 1) meditation in the Stoic tradition, 2) study of a Stoic text or topic, 3) discussion, and 4) examination of a Stoic practice.
Generally, our study will be a deep reading of the ancient Stoic writings, and engage in an open-ended, active discussion (not a lecture) of the text and how its insights might apply to our everyday living. Occasionally, we will watch videos, listen to podcasts, and read modern books on Stoicism to spark our discussions.
Inaugural Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Organizer: Fred Arzola is a New York City transplant to Lima who enjoys good conversation and the camaraderie of friendly and thoughtful people. A lover of poetry and student of Stoicism, he is currently enrolled in the School of Essential Studies, a division of The College of Stoic Philosophers.