Soul of the Nation, Rev. Kent Matthies

The attack on protestors in Charlottesville is yet another in an endless series of tragic incidents. We have entered a new phase of great struggle for the soul of our nation. Our most important values of liberty, democracy and justice are at risk.  Each of us must find ways to participate with love, courage and hope.

Restoring/Re-Storying Ourselves in Community

Kira will share how personal storytelling has the power to promote hope and healing within ourselves and our communities. Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle is an Associate Professor of Education at Arcadia University. She is the author of The Networked Teacher (2011), and Transformative Teachers (2017). She is the Chair of USG’s Child Spiritual Development committee. 

Begin Again in Love, Connie Simon, Intern Minister

At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced hurt or disappointment because of our own actions or the actions of others.  One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and others is the gift of forgiveness and the opportunity to begin again in love.