Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Member Dayan Martinez

I immigrated from Cuba when I was 12 years old and have lived in West Palm Beach ever since. I wasn’t raised in a religious household and was never really drawn to Christianity. At around this same time, however, I started learning about New Age philosophy, mysticism, and magick. It wasn’t until college that I had the courage to delve deeper into paganism and have found it to be a very grounding and fruitful journey ever since. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology, but became a teacher after leaving the Master’s program at FAU.
I have taught middle school science for 4 years and I’m just finishing up my first year teaching elementary grade science. As a founder/member and sometime organizer of the Palm Beach Pagans, I have been able to engage in the life of this Congregation on and off for the past year. The support received for my other project of environmental activism, when the first Nature’s Spirit Conference was hosted this past January 28, was heart-warming. I am very pleased to now formally join the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches and continue this work as part of the family.

New Member Mathew Sidney

Mathew Sydney is a writer and musician based in the Palm Beaches.  A lifelong spiritual seeker, and pagan, he is a student of Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Patanjali, and Lao Tzu.  He is an initiate of both Deepak Chopra's Primordial Sound and of The Unnamed Path, a shamanistic tradition that trains queer men to minister to their communities and the world at large through their unique capacity to love.  Born in New JerseySydney grew up in southeast Florida.  He is also a third generation comic book superhero fan.

Ramadan Celebration, June 17

Saturday, June 17, 8pm (please note corrected date)
Ramadan celebration (Iftar) with dinner
Rabbi Silver will speak to the Muslim community at Al Tawad Mosque
Imam Zaher Badaraany
6240 Lantana South Congress Avenue, G6, Lantana, Fl 33462 
On the SE corner of Congress and Lantana
 (561) 469-1453

Support the Paris Climate Accord

Saturday June 10, 10am
Concert and Rally in Support of the Paris Climate Accord
Led by the Interfaith Justice League
Canyon Amphitheatre, 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd.
South side of Boynton Beach Blvd, between the turnpike and Lyons Rd.
Make the Planet Great Again and show your support for the Climate accords