Justin diFeliciantonio: “Cathartic writing”

Justin diFeliciantonio describes “cathartic writing” as a technique to “let go of the junk.” In this unusual Sunday talk, he’ll describe the technique, which he teaches to children, and then give us an opportunity to practice it ourselves. “Third graders can do it perfectly,” he said. So, no pressure. Bring the kids, and bring a pen and a notebook too.

Justin diFeliciantonio

Justin is a friend of the Fellowship, a tennis coach, a writer, a world traveler, a regular practitioner of yoga and a longtime student of philosophy, consciousness and wellness practices. He last spoke to us in 2018 about fasting.

The centerpiece of each service is a short talk, either by a Fellowship member or a guest speaker. Talks are usually related to the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism, but the topics range widely. Science, art, literature, social action—our spiritual interests are eclectic. Services also include music, meditation, readings and opportunities (always optional) to share your thoughts. And we’re done by noon.

Our informal motto is “Deeds before creeds.” Our members include Christians, Jews, Buddhists, followers of earth-centered traditions and member of other religions. Members also include atheists, agnostics, humanists and people who don’t label themselves. If you’ve had doubts about other organized religions, you might find a home here. (We’re not that organized.)

Our Fellowship is meeting in person again, but we still take precautions. Our guidelines.

  • We encourage people to be vaccinated and boosted to protect against COVID. (We think our Fellowship is nearly 100 percent vaccinated (honor system) but we don’t require vaccination cards.)
  • We encourage social distancing in Grace Fellowship Hall.
  • COVID cases are increasing. Masks are stil optional, but we recommend them. And we have a section for people who want to wear them.
  • We’ve improved ventilation in Grace Fellowship Hall.
  • We also watch local COVID statistics, and we’re prepared to change our procedures when warranted. Check this website for changes.