Virtual Retreats & Classes

Simplifying Our Lives and Living Spaces

Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am, via Zoom Meeting

With all the time that we are spending at home in this pandemic, simplifying our lives and living spaces has real appeal. But how do we do this well and how does it relate to our life of faith? The answer is simple: focus on the aspects of life that matter most and intentionally remove everything else. In this online workshop, we will learn about Christian Minimalism and how it connects to Christian life. Jesus came so that we could live our lives abundantly (John 10:10) and it’s clear from reading the Gospels that the abundant life Jesus calls us to live is not about accumulating possessions, making a lot of money, or receiving worldly accolades or power.

Join ELCA Pastor Becca Erhlich and author of the blog, “Christian Minimalism,” for this timely and interactive online event.

For more information and to register, click here.

Courageous and Compassionate Conversations for Contentious Times

Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 from 7-8pm,
via Zoom Meeting

How can we have meaningful, transformative dialogue across sociopolitical and ideological divides? How can we treat others with respect and uphold their humanity even when we vehemently disagree? How can we persist in advocating for social change especially racial equity and justice in our current context? In this four-part online course, participants will explore these questions and more from the perspective of compassionate (or, nonviolent) communication.

Facilitated by Reverend Dr. Theresa Latini, Executive Director of Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.

For more information and to register, click here.

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