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Ritola to speak to Unitarians

Published 10:32am Friday, December 7, 2012

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Rt. 176 N. at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 9.

The Reverend DiAnna Ritola will speak on the topic, “The Sabbath Wholly Kept.”

“How do we unplug from the demands of daily life and reconnect to that which we deem most sacred? Is there a magic formula for finding ways in which to slow down and breathe into the space of wholeness? Indeed there is — well, sort of. Many faith traditions have spiritual practices that allow us to find our centers and the tradition of Sabbath is a good place to start.”

Rev. DiAnna Ritola received her ordination as an interfaith minister from The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies. She also has a private practice called Authentic Integration: Spiritual Sex and Intimacy Coaching, and is a professional speaker on the integration of spirituality and sexuality.

Ritola has been a member of the UU Congregation of Asheville since 2001 and has two daughters. She enjoys cooking and eating, yoga and crossword puzzles, and heartfelt conversation. Just to prove she could, Ritola trained for and ran both a ½ marathon and a full marathon in the spring of 2012, but she hasn’t run much since.

The community is invited to come early for fellowship and refreshments.

For more information, call 828-894-5776 or visit UU’s website at uutryonnc.org.

- article submitted by Dan Dworkin

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