UU Manchester Town Hall – Building a Listening Community

The UU Manchester Board of Directors is excited to announce the first in a series of town halls we plan to hold this year. It will be held at 11:30 AM on January 29th in the Fellowship Hall. 

Over the coming months our congregation will be plotting a course for our future. We will be making decisions on ministry, religious education, and how to attract and welcome new members. 

We will need to come together to chart our path. The first steps of that path will focus on how we plan to communicate and work with one another. The important dialogues we must have will only be effective if we embrace a culture of communication and listening. 

We are delighted to have Sarah Elizabeth Anderson of UU Concord to help us initiate this process. Sarah Elizabeth is a leader of Restorative Circles Facilitator training. Restorative Circles (RC) is a community based conflict resolution process using reflective listening to create understanding among members. A facilitator holds space for people to speak, be heard and understood. This results in connection and empathy for each other. Sarah Elizabeth Anderson is also the daughter of our very own Web and Sylvia Anderson. 

We hope you will be able to join us for this event. Light lunch refreshments will be available during the town hall. 

In faith, 

The Board of UU Manchester