Angst Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion
Hosted by Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Wednesday, August 12th @ 6:30pm, via Zoom Webinar
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
Simplifying Our Lives and Living Spaces
Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:00 am - 10:00 am, via Zoom Meeting
With all the time that we are spending at home in this pandemic, simplifying our lives and living spaces has real appeal. But how do we do this well and how does it relate to our life of faith? The answer is simple: focus on the aspects of life that matter most and intentionally remove everything else. In this online workshop, we will learn about Christian Minimalism and how it connects to Christian life. Jesus came so that we could live our lives abundantly (John 10:10) and it’s clear from reading the Gospels that the abundant life Jesus calls us to live is not about accumulating possessions, making a lot of money, or receiving worldly accolades or power.
Join ELCA Pastor Becca Erhlich and author of the blog, “Christian Minimalism,” for this timely and interactive online event.
Courageous and Compassionate Conversations for Contentious Times
Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 from 7-8pm, via Zoom Meeting
How can we have meaningful, transformative dialogue across sociopolitical and ideological divides? How can we treat others with respect and uphold their humanity even when we vehemently disagree? How can we persist in advocating for social change especially racial equity and justice in our current context? In this four-part online course, participants will explore these questions and more from the perspective of compassionate (or, nonviolent) communication.
Facilitated by Reverend Dr. Theresa Latini, Executive Director of Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.