Cakes for the Queen of Heaven
An Exploration of Women’s Power – Past, Present and Future
This program will take place over a series of gatherings starting with a weekend retreat on Friday, March 15 at 6pm, all day Saturday, March 16 from 9am-4pm and the following 5 Monday evenings from 6- 8pm: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 29. April 22 is not included. The celebration will be on a date TBD by the group in May. Karen Letourneau and Stephanie Harrington are the co-facilitators.
“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman honoring faith formation program created by Rev. Dr. Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants. More than Goddess 101, this workshop series 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 and be open to creating trusting and strong bonds of friendship. Please commit to sharing with an open heart and being present all sessions.
Cakes is a small group so space is limited. Therefore we are prioritizing North Parish and Andover UU members based on order of registration and ability to commit to attending all sessions.