The message of this service is: “Beauty is the Antidote to Brokenness” We will begin this year with the spiritual practice of noticing that which we find beautiful in the midst of a broken and hurting world.
Speaker: Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
Rev. Barbara Meyers speaks about concepts in her recently published book from Skinner House Books – how members of liberal religious congregations can be supportive to those living with mental health problems, and their loved ones, in our congregations and society at large by embodying … read more.
When was the last time someone really listened to you? What did it mean to you? What did it mean for the listener? We will give an update on Sidewalk Talk in Fremont now that we’ve been doing it for over a year, with stories and lessons learned, along with a review of sacred listening. And we’ll discuss some new findings about how listening helps give stress reduction beyond what is experienced with mindfulness.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. Come hear how community ministry manifests itself in our lives today.
“There is something sacred about listening to another human being, really listening, with no agenda other than being with them. Rev. Barbara Meyers will share this practice and insights she has had while listening to people on the streets of San Francisco since last October, a practice that she plans to soon introduce to Fremont.”
Rev. Benson, Rev. Meyers and Rev. Mertz will lead the service. Peak Performers will provide our music
Rev. Barbara Meyers will talk about the latest activity in her community ministry: Listening to people in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.