Bumping Into Each Other: A Beginning Conversation about Loving and Serving Our Neighbors
Let’s face it - human interactions are complicated. Particularly when we are engaging in conversation across differences. Loving our neighbors, and ourselves, is a challenging endeavor. When we are dealing with the most vulnerable among us, it is vitally important that we meet each other where we are, listen to each other with open hearts,are as present as we can be in each moment.
Join us for this one-day workshop as we learn and practice active listening skills, getting to know each other and beginning to learn how to be our best selves in challenging circumstances.
Where and When: Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Covid Numbers will determine whether we move to an online (Zoom) format. Saturday, February 5th, 9:00-3:00 Coffee and goodies offered at 8:30 am. Lunch provided. Cost: $25
Sign up below and Click Here to pay online. Checks can be made out to Cathedral of the Beloved and sent to: Cathedral of the Beloved; 67 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
What previous participants have said: "This experience lifted potential ways to make all of our interactions more holy."
"Above everything, I’ve learned what it means to express curiosity towards another person’s experience while not trying to fix the things they struggle with."
"This is meaningful work! I learn something new or am reminded of something learned in the far past that enriches me and the way I minister and stay healthy!"
Trainers The Rev. Dr. Claire W. Bamberg is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (in three states), specializing in systems and human development theory. She is a certified mediator and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She is on the national circuit in church vitality, & conflict transformation. She works with clergy and congregations and corporations in the US and Canada focusing on communications, grief, structural reorganizations and various other topics of interest in developing practical resources, mission and vision in communities.
The Rev. Jennifer Gregg is an Episcopal priest and founder/pastor of Cathedral of the Beloved, an outdoor worshipping community in Pittsfield, MA. She received her M.Div from Berkley Divinity School at Yale. She is a trained professional coach and passionate about organizing. She is a natural collaborator and believes there is a divine spark within each of us. She enjoys working with individuals and groups to both listen with and ask questions that uncover and call forth who each person and community is called to be.
Becky Crane, LICSW is an independently licensed clinical social worker. She lives at the intersection of her faith and her social work training. She has a background in community mental health, working with families and children, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy. She serves as pastoral assistant at South Congregational Church, UCC, and as community care coordinator with Cathedral of the Beloved.