In the Age of Guns, Violence and Nonviolence, a Pastoral Care Thread Gathering

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Fallsington Friends Meeting
9300 New Falls Rd
Levittown, PA 19054
Zachary T. Dutton


Saturday, March 17, 2018
Fallsington Monthly Meeting
10 AM to 3 PM
Knowing that, soon, young people all over the country will be marching for their lives on Saturday, March 24, this Thread Gathering held one week before is timely. We will explore the different ways in which Friends can lead by example in peacefully managing interpersonal violence, conflict and mental health (from a pastoral care perspective). We hope you’ll spread the word and consider attending yourself! Remember to RSVP!
Schedule and Workshop Descriptions
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM – Gather, Check In, Coffee and Light Refreshments
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM – Worship
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Opening Exercise with Beth Popelka, community building as a nonviolent response to conflict, with a break.
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch, bring your own brown bag, beverages and side salad provided
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM – Clean Up and Re-Convene
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM – Workshop by George Schaefer on how to create safe emotional environments for Friends and families.
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM – Safe Responses: a teaser workshop on preventing and navigating relational violence in the age of increasingly visible gun violence with Lutheran Settlement House.