Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Novemeber Mtg - Faith and Family

Apologies about the last minute notice, but I hope since this is our usual meeting time that you will be able to attend.

We chose this topic after a side discussion that Courtney, Lora and I had about the process/challenge of deciding whether/how to choose a faith as a family, and how, even if you don't "practice," you can deal with inevitable questions that kids will pose, like when a family member dies. You probably don't want to be put on the spot by your child, especially if you and your partner don't agree on the answers. If you have traditions, you may want to find ways that work for your family to enjoy them.

This will be an exploratory discussion, and I've invited Rev. Stephen Schneider (Father Stephen) to help facilitate the discussion. His original background is actually in city planning and equity issues, and he spent a decade at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, which promotes unity among churches/religions. I think you'll find him very friendly and accessible, like he says, there are no right answers to this question.

This meeting will be held at the Portland Building Room B, second floor

We hope you'll join us...I'll bring some leftover Halloween candy to pawn off :-)

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