Please join us this Wednesday, Feb 13 is our third Community Coffee Conversation on Forgiveness at 835 N Trade Street in Tryon. In our first session, we discussed what forgiveness means and, in the second session, we talked about unenforceable rules. This event is open to anyone interested in participating and it is not necessary to have been to any of the previous sessions to attend. The session runs from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Feel free to come by during that time as your schedule allows.
Join trained forgiveness facilitators, Lyndon Harris and Robin A. Edgar, at the Community Coffee Conversation this Wednesday, January 30 at 3:30 PM at 835 N. Trade Street in Tryon to discover and discuss the practice and health benefits of forgiveness. Sessions are free and open to the public every other Wednesday through March 27 and anyone can attend any or all of the sessions.
Twenty people attended the first session on Jan 16, where Harris spoke about his personal journey to forgiveness and why we need to forgive for own health. Edgar laid the ground rules for conversation, emphasizing how important it was to truly listen to what others had to say.
“It’s amazing how people open up and share when they know they are in a safe environment to do so” says Edgar who facilitated Love and Forgiveness conversations for the Fetzer Institute.
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Carolina Foothills, coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, go to www.UUFCF.org or call 828-513-0570.
Are you renting out too much space in your head for a grievance that another person has long forgotten? Are you struggling in conflict with a loved one or finding it hard to forgive yourself for past mistakes? A person who forgives receives better cardiovascular health and a renewed energy inspired by hope and optimism. That’s why the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Carolina Foothills (UUFCF) is sponsoring a Community Coffee and Conversation series where everyone is welcome to discover and discuss the practice of forgiveness. Led by forgiveness teachers, Lyndon Harris and Robin A. Edgar, the sessions are free and open to the public starting on Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30 pm at 835 N. Trade Street in Tryon.
Lyndon Harris is an internationally known forgiveness coach, peace activist, and inspirational and motivational speaker. As the priest-in-charge of Saint Paul’s Chapel (located directly across from the World Trade Center in New York City), his involvement with Ground Zero has been written about in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and Die Zeit (Hamburg). His work in forgiveness is featured in the award winning documentary, “The Power of Forgiveness” (Journey Films 2006). In addition to helping to build Forgiveness Gardens across the world, he is also working on a community forgiveness pilot with Dr. Fred Luskin (www.learning to forgive.com), author of the bestselling book, Forgive for Good: A PROVEN Prescription for Health and Happiness.
“The wellness benefits are astounding,” says Harris. “A recent study indicates that the decision to forgive is good for us on a par with quitting smoking!”
Nationally known journalist, author, and workshop facilitator Robin A. Edgar teaches love and forgiveness as a former Love & Forgiveness Campaign facilitator with the Fetzer Institute. In coordination with her reminiscence workshops based on her book,In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence, she did a TEDx talk entitled, “Reminiscence: A Healing Pathway to Forgiveness.”
“It is our goal to help individuals as well as to bring our community together through conversations about forgiveness,” says Edgar
Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, ‘There is no future without forgiveness.” Join the Community Coffee Conversations and explore this vital, and often misunderstood, topic!
For more information about the Community Coffee Conversations, call 864-457-7557.