News and Notes from the Healthy Congregation Team

News and Notes from the Healthy Congregation Team

Beth Foreman, Alice Carnes, Bill Rogers, Merna Hesse
The Healthy Congregation Team (HCT) would like to thank all Piedmont UU Church members who have participated in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Restorative Circle sessions in 2016. We have and are learning so much about new ways to engage in conflict and to see conflict, not as something to be avoided, but as an opportunity. We believe that conflict is inevitable and that confronting it in new ways can lead to a broader understanding and growth curve for all of us.

To that end, the HCT has planned for continued NVC sessions (for those with NVC experience) to begin Wed., Feb. 15th and continue every 2 weeks through May.  In addition, we have planned for Restorative Circle practice sessions to take place once a month beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 and continue through Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Even if you did not participate in the fall workshop, all Piedmont UU Church congregants are invited to come. Please email your interest to HCT@puuc.org.  We are excited to have a community member, Adele Russell, join us to help facilitate these sessions. Adele has been a student of the Restorative Circle process through the Georgia Conflict Center.

The HCT invites all Piedmont UU Church congregants to participate in learning about nonviolent, more productive ways to face conflicts in our lives, workplaces and yes, even in our loving communities. The HCT will continue to offer new participant Nonviolent Communication sessions in the fall.

Please see the pamphlet on the hall table at both the University and Salisbury Gatherings or email HCT@puuc.org to learn more about the HCT.  If you wish to know more about Restorative Circles, click here.  To learn more about NVC, click here.  Additionally, typing the name of the founder of NVC, Marshal Rosenberg, in the YouTube search bar will provide you with videos explaining more about NVC.