Jamestown, N.Y. – “Lessons From My Year Of Living Spiritually” is the message award-winning Canadian journalist and author Anne Bokma will present at the virtual service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Bokma will describe her journey away from the fundamentalist church of her youth to finding a home among Unitarians in midlife. Now a member of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton in Ontario, she shares insights from her whirlwind year of experimenting with 24 spiritual practices—from singing to solitude to going to a witch camp and heading out on a pilgrimage—and how they taught her to live more attentively and authentically in the world.
In an appearance on The Social, the Canadian daytime television talk show similar to The View, Bokma was introduced as “part of a community that’s considered the fastest growing faith group in North America. Anne Bokma is among 80 million North Americans today who call themselves spiritual but not religious.” During the interview, Bokma described religion as coming from the external, where spirituality comes from within. The full interview can be seen at her website annebokma.com.
There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. For those who are interested, an optional coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.
Because of COVID-19 limitations, UUCJ Sunday services are currently virtual instead of at its 1255 Prendergast Avenue location. Anyone is welcome to participate by emailing UUJamestown@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link for the 10:30 a.m. service. The link goes out on Friday afternoon, but you can request to join until the start of the service on Sunday.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.