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The Cells Remember - Safe Sanctuaries Event (on Zoom)
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Lydia Henry

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 via Zoom.  6 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. MT

Safe Sanctuaries is more than a policy, it is a way of life.

Safe Sanctuaries acknowledges that all members of our congregations have experienced trauma in one form or another over the past several years. Children come to VBS knowing how to hide from active shooters. Youth face ridicule and peer pressure from online and in-person bullies. As adults, we bring the news into our lives through media outlets. Our nightly news brings the chaos and concerns of our world into our living rooms. Where do we go when this is too much? How can we as a caring congregation support each other?

John Wesley calls us to "First, do no harm, do all the good you can, stay in love with God” and our baptismal vows remind us of our need to care for all people.  This is why the Safe Sanctuaries team has created an event around trauma.  In our 90 minutes gathering we will discuss what trauma is, how it affects our lives, and how as a spiritual community we can learn self-care.

We are excited to announce our guest presenters for the August 16th zoom gathering:
Robert Marrs, LCSW speaking on "The Cells Remember - the impact of trauma"
Kristi and Mel Phillips speaking on "The Church's response to Trauma"

Registration is free.  The event will be on Zoom. 


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