Listening Sessions

March 9, 2023


Join us for one of the upcoming Listening Sessions.

  • March 21, ​1-3pm for (Staff only)
  • March 21​, 6:30-8:30pm Everyone Welcome
  • March 29​, 1:00-3:00pm Zoom Only (change to Zoom oly) Everyone Welcome
  • March 29​, 6:30-8:30pm Everyone Welcome

Listening Sessions utilize the Circle Process to gather personal perspectives and experiences, allowing participants to hear everyone’s point of view. It is a structure for ordered conversations. The values of a Circle embody the belief that all people are made in the image of God.

The group sits in a circle. The facilitator states a focusing question. The leader then passes a talking piece. When holding the talking piece, the speaker addresses the group while others listen in complete silence. When the speaker is finished, the talking piece is passed to the next person. No one’s opinions are debated or questioned. Rules are introduced to help people say what they need to say in non-threatening words.

Rev. Karen Cook and Rev. Sara Thomas from the Conference Office will be leading the sessions.

In order to keep the groups small, you need to sign up for the session you’d like to attend. If you are planning on attending March 21, please sign up by the 17th. If you are planning on attending March 29, please sign up by the 27th.


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