Sunday, August 22, 2021 – 10:15 a.m. – “Our Bodies, In Real Life” – Rev. Amanda Poppei, Senior Minister, UU Church of Arlington

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As we look forward to our fall reopening and the chance to be together again–in person–inside–in real life–how are we relating to each other’s bodies, and to our own? Some of us have bodies that have changed during our time away; some of us have bodies that have always been scrutinized by others. What can we learn from virtual life, and how can we use our return to reset our relationship with embodiment? Rev. Amanda will explore consent, healthy boundaries, the concept of body neutrality, and the push-pull of an embodied life.

We have been joining fellow UUs this summer for some of our virtual services. We were with All Souls Unitarian on July 4th for their service. Five sibling UU congregations have offered a variety of worship experiences throughout the summer. We joined the Potomac Partnership UU congregations – Cedar Lane, Fairfax and River Road – as well as All Souls and Arlington, for Preaching Up the Potomac. Each congregation has hosted at least one service from July 4 through August 22. On Sunday, August 22, 2021 we will once again join another congregation. The service will be “Our Bodies, In Real Life,” with the UU Church of Arlington. Rev. Amanda Poppei, Senior Minister, UU Church of Arlington will lead the service.

Please note that the service will start at 10:15 a.m., fifteen minutes earlier than our regular services.