Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Reconciliation Without Surrender'. When we seek to resolve a dispute, we’re often faced with an uncomfortable dilemma: either one side has to admit they’re wrong, and capitulate; or a painful compromise is reached that leaves both sides feeling disgruntled. Does it have to be this way? We’ll explore some proven techniques of conflict resolution - from active listening to self-awareness to constructive disagreement – that help us work towards a stronger type of reconciliation.