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October 23, 2022 – Alyssa Dufresne, Effective Communication and Addressing Conflict

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2022

Come join us as we cover the benefits of healthy, structured conflict and the different communication styles that are often used while dealing with opposing opinions. During this service, we will cover effective ways to address issues while still maintaining respect for yourself as well as the other party, focusing on passive, assertive, and aggressive communication styles.

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October 16 – Nancy Weis & Friends,  Spoon River Anthology

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2022

The Anthology is a collection of poems by Edgar Lee Masters about the people in a small town in Illinois.  We will read some of the poems, and look at the ways that those people were connected to each other, and to ourselves.

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Sept18, 2022 – Gayle Muenchow, The Odyssey: Patterns in the Structure of the Story

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2022

“A Pattern Language” is a book about many designs; the seasons have their patterns; and order and structure with variations are parts of many aspects of life, including journeys and literature.
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Aug 7 2022 – Karen Neller – El Camino De Santiago – A Pilgrimage in Spain

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2022

For centuries, people have set their sights on reaching Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. There are movies, books, and websites galore about it, and many different routes and ways of getting there. People on the Way of Santiago greet each other with “Buen camino!” (Blessings on your way might be one translation) What “paths” are we on? What routes have we taken? Wherever the summer takes you, may we wish each other “buen camino” and know we are companions through the summer.

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