Summer Gatherings – Three Offerings

We’re excited to offer three opportunities to gather in small groups this summer.

Come Play Games, hosted by Rev. Kelly Colwell
Saturdays, July 8, Aug. 5 & Sept. 2, 4 to 6 pm, Play Yard
Plenty of games will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorites along with family, friends, and snacks to share! No RSVPs needed – just show up to play!

Journey Into Music, hosted by Betty Spamer
Four Thursdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 to 8 pm, Loper Chapel
Explore your inner world of creativeness and wisdom through music. Listening to music can evoke imagery (in a direct, holistic way) that offers insight into our essential and spiritual selves. It can lead us to that which concerns us ultimately. Each one-hour session begins with a focus (created from an overall theme), and follows with music listening and drawing a mandala. (Artistic ability not required.) There will be opportunities to share your interpretation and insights from your experience, as you wish. For questions about the format of Journey Into Music or more about music imagery, feel free to contact Betty via email. Space is limited to 6 to 8 participants. Email Betty ([email protected]) to sign up.

Exploring Compassionate Communication, hosted by Jim Coates & Louise Halsey
Thurs. evenings, 7 to 8:30 pm, *Dates have changed: June 22, 29 & July 6, 13, Durant House
Join us as we explore the nonviolent communication teachings of Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, as outlined in his book Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life. “NVC is founded on language and communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying circumstances,” explains Rosenberg. This group will begin to practice these skills with the intention of creating more connection – to ourselves, to others and to the world. We’ll explore some key assumptions of NVC: “all actions are attempts to meet needs” and “everyone’s needs matter.” If you are new to these teachings, we encourage you to join all the sessions as they build upon each other. Email Jim ([email protected]) to sign up.