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Dr. Bob Stecker returns to First Day School on 9/24 to continue the series, "Journey to Elderhood." The focus of the discussion will be "Downsizing." As people age, frequently they move to smaller quarters and release a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions Additionally, our social contacts and relationships may gradually decrease in numbers, as friends move away, or we relocate to be closer to family. We also lose some significant relationships through death. In the face of these voluntary and involuntary losses, what is our response? What can we aspire to, in the face of loss and new opportunities?

Posted on 9/21/2017 by Leada Dietz

Bob Stecker, MaryBeth Smith and Lidney Molnari will facilitate the discussion about what we can do as individuals and as a community to help.

Posted on 9/15/2017 by Leada Dietz

AVP Basic Workshop
The Alternaves to Violence Project
Ocotober 20 -22

  • AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
  • AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others

 The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,
2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:  
Affirmation & Self Esteem
Communication & Cooperation
Creative Conflict Resolution
Mission Statement: AVP is an all-volunteer organization offering experiential workshops that empower individuals to liberate themselves and others from the burden of violence. Our fundamental belief is that there is a “power for peace” in everyone, and that this power works through individuals who are open to it to transform violence to nonviolence. AVP builds on a spiritual base of respect and caring for self and others.
Workshop Schedule
Friday Oct. 20 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday Oct. 21 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Oct. 22 10 AM - 4 PM
Registration Fee: $75.00. There is a sliding scale based on participants' ability to pay. The fee includes light meals (lunches on Saturday & Sunday). There will be optional vegetarian dishes, and please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please register now. The workshop is limited to 16 participants.
To hold your spot we ask for a deposit of $25.00. Checks to AVP Texas, please.
The registrar is Kevin King. Kindly call (7one3) 2 oh 6 8 oh 72 or email kcking99 at gmail dot com
 Accommodations: If you are coming from a distance, we can arrange for hospitality in the home of a member of the Live Oak Friends Meeting, Houston.
 
 
 

Posted on 9/11/2017 by Kevin King

Discussion will be based on one or more Advices in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Faith and Practice book.

Posted on 9/8/2017 by Leada Dietz

As people age, frequently they move to smaller quarters and release a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions. Additionally, our social contacts and relationships may gradually decrease in numbers, as friends move away, or we relocate to be closer to family. We also lose some significant relationships through death. In the face of these voluntary and involuntary losses, what is our response? What can we aspire to, in the face of loss and new opportunities?

Posted on 8/23/2017 by Leada Dietz

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group will continue exploring Parker Palmer's outstanding book, "A Hidden Wholeness," Chapters 5 and 6.  The discussion will be faciliated by our own Jayme Long, Ph.D. Parker Palmer's book addresses ways in which individuals may inventory and improve the degree to which they are living in integrity and wholeness.

Posted on 8/15/2017 by Kimberly Nelson

A member of the Houston television media will dismantle common misconceptions about "The Media." Come and learn how a television news operation works, how stories go from pitch to air, and how activists can work more effectively to receive media coverage for their causes.

Posted on 8/10/2017 by Leada Dietz

Sister Pam Powkowski from The Cenacle, a spiritual retreat center will facilitate a discussion on principles of a spiritual community.

Posted on 8/3/2017 by Leada Dietz