First Congo adds programs for seniors
Apr04

First Congo adds programs for seniors

First Congregational is expanding its programming for folks over 50 in Cooper-Young! According to Rev. Cheryl Cornish, senior pastor at First Congo, “We realize that there are many seniors in our neighborhood who would enjoy the opportunity to meet each other, socialize, and find support for some of their specific needs.  We want these programs to really build a happy sense of friendship and community!” Two programs started in March....

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Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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Town hall meeting shines light on PTSD

Veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and their families are invited to attend a town hall meeting dealing with issues surrounding post traumatic stress disorder 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 24th at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper St.) in Cooper-Young. “Victory Over PTSD: A Safe Start to Healing” will deal with depression, anger, isolation, feelings of emptiness, and thoughts of suicide linked to military...

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Festival 4-Miler approaches starting line
Sep15

Festival 4-Miler approaches starting line

This month’s issue of the Lamplighter is all about the annual Cooper-Young Festival on September 19th, but what many may not know is that the unofficial kickoff to the festival weekend is the night before. The Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler is organized by the Cooper-Young Community Association and will be held at 7 p.m. September 18th. The race starts under the Cooper-Young trestle and takes a maximum of 2,500 runners on a...

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Meditation can improve life in numerous ways

Meditation is an ancient practice. Some have said that it dates back to 2,600 years BC. During meditation, awareness can be heightened while the mind remains alert yet calm. Meditation is commonly known for it’s foundation in Buddhism and has gained a considerably wide acceptance in modern Western society. It benefits us on many levels. The Huffington Post recently cited an article entitled “The Neuroscience of Meditation: How it...

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Kriya Yoga session in Memphis March 7

The most ancient form of Yoga, Kriya Yoga is the original method referenced in many of the Hindu sacred texts such as the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras etc. Lost for centuries, the technique was reintroduced to society in 1861 by the elusive and mysterious Mahavatar Babaji, through his disciple, Shri Shymacharan Lahiri Mahasaya. It has since been carefully and lovingly passed down through a lineage of divine masters. Kriya is a compound...

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