‘Spiritual Pilgrimages’ topic of UU service

On Sunday, May 24, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider “Spiritual Pilgrimages,” in a service led by Julie Loar.

Loar points out that “People from every culture have undertaken spiritual pilgrimages for thousands of years, journeying to sacred sites to experience healing, receive guidance, get a big dream at an oracle temple, or perhaps to apprehend the nature of divine energy.”

She goes on to say that, “Travel can be seen as a metaphor for our journey through life. A spiritual pilgrimage, therefore, may reflect the way we approach the sacred in our lives. These pilgrimages are a time away, a deliberate withdrawal from ordinary life, with a chance to reflect on deeper things.” Julie, who leads a spiritual pilgrimage to Egypt each year, will share some of her own epiphanies while traveling with a sacred purpose.

Loar, a Pagosa resident, is an award-winning author of four books, dozens of articles, as well as an international spiritual teacher.

The children’s program will consider “What’s the UU way of honoring those who have died?” We’ll begin to answer that question with a story from “uu&me” magazine for kids, and then explore the various ways Unitarian Universalists celebrate life when someone dies.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.