Events and Classes
Education Hour | Non-Violent Communication and Restorative Justice
April 23 & 30 — Pam Orbach will be joining us to discuss her work as an independent trainer/consultant in nonviolent communication and restorative justice practices. Her work often originates in mediation to support conflict resolution in organizations and communities, as well as in personal relationships. What evolves, is a needs assessment and re-evaluation of what thriving relationship entails. She supports a process of skill building, which increases safety and alignment, with new ways to engage with tensions as they arise. To learn more about Pam, what she does and who she’s been working with, please see: EmpoweringConnection.com and NWCompass.org/trainer.
April 23 — Needs-Based Consciousness and Empathy
In the first half of this two-part series, we will learn about “needs based consciousness and empathy,” two important components of non-violent communication. This session will focus on our connection with ourselves and how understanding our own needs allow us to embody empathy and agency in our communication with each other.
April 30 — Non-Violent Communication Principles
On April 30th, we’ll continue in the second session with a focus on non-violent communication principals at the community level, exploring different ways we can choose to engage with hurtful acts through restorative justice. We’ll think through questions like: What does justice mean? What kind of justice do we long for? How are we accountable for what we’ve done? And, How can we change?
Education Hour meets between Sunday services (~ 9:05–9:50 am) in Wilson Hall. Please join us for a variety of discussions, lectures and topics!
Bach's Lunch | Fresh Takes on Baroque Masterworks
May 2 — Fresh takes on Baroque masterworks: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and more.
Vicki Boeckman, recorders
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ
Bach's Lunch is a free noontime concert series. Bring your lunch and enjoy great performances in the quiet beauty of our sanctuary, every first Tuesday of the month at noon.
Bach's Lunch concert schedule
Education Hour | Religion and Capitalism: A Brief History of Economic Thought
May 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Join Political Scientist and Economist Taylor Rockhill for a four week course as he examines the global history of capitalism from the heydays of the Ottoman Empire in the 1300s, through the ‘Great Divergence’ of the 1500s and into the present global economic system. The class will examine the ‘Bourgeois Virtues’ as discussed by Dr Deirdre McCloskey and the moral philosophy of Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments through the writings of Stanford Economist Russ Roberts. It will also look at the intersections of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as they interacted with various methods of globalisation over the centuries.
Wednesdays — Rector’s Aid meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall. Pack a sack lunch and join a fun and industrious group in creative sewing projects: blankets, purses, tea towels and more.
Thursdays — You are invited to come sing in the Chancel Choir. No previous experience necessary—all are welcome! Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings, 7:30–9:30 pm.