**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon

$5 Bring your own brown bag lunch, beverages and cookies provided Reserve a box lunch by registering by 12 noon the Monday prior to each luncheon.
Is it possible to restore life balance over lunch? We'd like to think that such mindful changes can happen in small moments, so why not at lunch?


Being Blessing

May 22 (W) 12noon-1:30pm $40 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)

What is it to be a blessing? What does a life look like that offers life to others? In our time together, we will reflect on the circulatory nature of blessing. We will reflect on some literary and scriptural references, and note the ways in which choosing to be blessing leads us away from patterns of consuming and hoarding. Practical suggestions will be offered, and the session will include time for group sharing.

Rev. Mary C. Earle

Leadership Innovation Luncheon

May 10 (F) 12noon-1pm $30 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.) or $100 for all luncheons (save $20)

Who Do We Choose to Be?
The Interspiritual Age and What it means for Transformative Leadership

Thought leaders and wisdom teachers agree that we are living on the cusp of a new way of leading and being in the 21st century. They agree that if we are to survive and flourish we must move from an economy based on egosystem, that is, me and what I can get for myself, to an economy based on ecosystem, that is, an economy based on the good of the whole. This is an economy that bases its success not on the gross national product but rather on the wellbeing of the whole. As Margaret Wheatley has stated, “A culture focused on individual freedom can only result in narcissism, polarization and loneliness. What is the meaning of life when it is all about me?” Join Patty Speier and Joe Barry as they lead us in an exploration of what it means to be a leader in the interspiritual age who can play a pivotal role in “facing reality, claiming leadership, and restoring sanity.”
CEU Accredited: Earn a 1-hr continuing ed. certificate.
Patricia Speier, DMin & Joe Barry, MA

Six Essentials for a Creative & Healthy 21st Century Church

Jun 20 (Th) 12noon-1:30pm $40 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
“Time is running out. If churches don’t start making changes, we will soon see more empty church buildings.”  -Thom S. Rainer, President, Christian Resources

According to the Christian Post, 3,500 people leave the Church every day. Most millennials have given up on church—and many of them—for all the right reasons. The traditional church, preoccupied with survival, often does not speak to the values important to the younger generation:
Divinity is everywhere
Liberation begins on the margins
Speak mytholigically
Beloved Community comes through authenticity, courage, and kindness
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide
Many wells, one river
How do you build that kind of community? Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, lead minister at Trinity Church of Austin for the last 31 years, and author of Christian Antisemitism and Paul’s Theology and co-author (with Jim Harrington) of Three Mystics Walk Into A Tavern, seeks to articulate the six anchors required to birth a creative and healthy 21st century church.

Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III