God on Tap TONIGHT: Conversations that Can Change the World
Join us for God on Tap tonight, Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30pm at our new location upstairs at Gypsy Blue for our topic, Conversations that Change the World.
A note about our new location: We have moved our spring and summer gatherings for God on Tap to the upstairs room at Gypsy Blue (34 East Butler Avenue in Ambler) simply because we've grown too large for the upstairs room at Forest & Main. We had a great experience at Gypsy Blue last month and we're looking forward to gathering there tonight and months to come.
Now onto our topic: Our last couple meetings we have discussed difficult conversations and how to have them with the help of Carly Cubit. Carly will be joining us again tonight for the final session in our "Having Difficult Conversations" Series.
We want to shift our conversations into action by talking about the actions we need to take to have these conversations and how to help other people have those conversations. Carly asks, "You have the skills, what conversations should we (and the world) start having?"
We hope you can join us tonight!
ICYMI, the following was the description of our previous "difficult conversations" gatherings.
We are living in polarizing times and many people are finding it difficult to have conversations with family and friends with differing political, religious, or cultural points of view. It is really tough. Relationship are being strained and tested. But we know that if we are to bring more healing, understanding, and love into the world we need to be able to have difficult and courageous conversation.
Our special guest helps people do just that.
Carly is a small group facilitator and facilitation trainer, meaning that she brings people together to have radically-open conversations. She was trained and employed at a center at Penn State called World in Conversation: Center for Public Diplomacy, where she facilitated conversations on contentious social issues including race, gender, western-middle eastern relations, and climate change. She also developed the curriculum for three courses at Penn state in group facilitation. While her work was focused on local conversation between diverse groups, she eventually worked on a grant with NATO and facilitated virtual conversations between Afghan civilians and military cadets. She says she is still consistently challenged by tough conversations, especially with the people closest to her – and that’s just human!
God on Tap, we like to say, is about conversations at the intersection of life and faith. We believe in the power of conversation to learn, grow, and bring people together. This will give us more and better tools to have those conversations together and with the people in our lives.