Please note: this event takes place at our temporary 2019 home, Newington Green Primary School. Find out more about the move here.
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 will be “The Art of Productive Conflict”. Whether we take the oh so polite British approach and pretend there is no conflict or the American style of screaming insults at each other, conflict happens. We disagree, get angry, take opposing positions, and either fight or pout or stew or hide our feelings.
Many of us are afraid of conflict. We know that it can destroy relationships, split friends, divide communities and just be generally miserable.
But the lack of conflict can make a relationship like a constantly heated pressure cooker with no release valve. The containing of conflict can be destructive too.
This Sunday, we explore the art of productive conflict.