Community Events Calendar

To submit an event, email details to Ann Erickson. This calendar is provided as a service to the Greater Seattle community. Listing of an event does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Apr
4
Sat
Still Connected – Just Online: a workshop to help you lead interactive groups on Zoom @ Zoom
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Still Connected - Just Online: a workshop to help you lead interactive groups on Zoom @ Zoom

Are you feeling disconnected from co-workers, community and friends? Are you at a loss about how to have a meaningful digital gathering? Team meetings, book groups, action committees, coffee klatches… even team retreats… they can all happen with great satisfaction online with a platform like Zoom. You don’t need to feel disconnected during these challenging days of ‘social distancing.’ Come experience how it works, and learn some key skills and practices to make your online gatherings more interactive, connecting and even heartful.

Contribution of $10 requested.

Scholarships available so no one is turned away (please feel free to contact the organizer about this)!

Apr
5
Sun
F.I.R.E. Dinner Dialogue – Postponed @ East Shore Unitarian Church
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date! The next Interfaith Dinner Dialogue sponsored by Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) will be held on Sunday, April 5, from 5 – 8 p.m. at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue. The topic will be “Stewardship of the Earth”. RSVPs via Eventbrite will be available soon.

May
30
Sat
Compassionate Listening: Healing our World from the Inside Out @ The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Start the summer by bringing compassion to yourself, your family and your organizations and community. We need these skills and the circle of brave and supportive space in these polarized, divisive times.   You will enjoy a day of self-nurturing, spirit raising and skill building so you can bring the healing skills to your home and community.  If you come with friends, family or colleagues, you will find the weekend extremely valuable to building trust and depth in your relationships.

Masters throughout the ages recognize that listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and sustainable solutions. It is ideal for those involved in conflict transformation and peace-building in a professional or personal context, and for those who are passionate about building bridges and healing relationships in our world and in our personal lives.

This two-day session will introduce and strengthen the practices of:
-Cultivating compassion – towards ourselves and others.
-Developing the fair witness – honing our ability to go to the balcony during stressful interactions and combine cognitive awareness with the wisdom of the heart.
-Respecting self and others.
-Listening and Speaking from the heart…as well as the opportunity to put these into practice within a supportive environment.

Cost:
This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of $175 – $300 (no questions asked; some scholarships available; no one turned away for financial need). Pre-registration is required with your $50 deposit.  Register HereThe remainder will be due at the end of the workshop, according to your ability to pay and your perceived value.

Susan Partnow, Sr. Facilitator and Network Weaver for the Compassionate Listening project will be your facilitator.  She brings a wealth of experience in the US and around the world and has a rich background in dialogue, peace-building, conflict resolution, and restorative justice:  learn more here.

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