Cakes for the Queen of Heaven to be offered

“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman-honoring adult religious-education curriculum by the Reverend Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo-Christian cultures that may have worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants.

This curriculum examines important elements of today’s women’s lives — personal, interpersonal and societal. It examines how our culture has been influenced by Judeo-Christian values. The primary question raised is: How would your life have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female? Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and beliefs, creating trust and strong bonds of friendship.

Some of the topics explored are mother-daughter relationships, body image, the shift from Goddess to God, the Gnostic Gospels, and violence against women.  There will be some activities as well.

If you’re interested in participating in a “Cakes” session this spring, or in getting more information, please contact Gail Bernard (gailgarronbernard {at} gmail {dot} com; 978-777-3149) or Amy Steeves (asteeves100 {at} hotmail {dot} com; 978-774-0342), who are the co-facilitators this session. You do not have to be a member of NSUU to take part.

There will also be a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall for those interested. We hope you join us. Blessed be!

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