Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221  716-634-3010

Restorative Practices for Faith Communities 1217

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Type of event: Training

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUAFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Shaker Heights, OH

Covenant is the silk that joins UU congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith. But what do we do when covenants are broken?

Restorative practices, which involve the skilled use of Circles, provide an opportunity to identify and address harms, restore relationships and mend community.

Grounded in the practice of Non-Violent Communication, this training will give an overview of restorative practices, skills and will include hands-on Circle exercises to use what you’ve learned. We especially encourage Committees on Ministry and Church Boards to attend.

To get the most out of this training, you will have:

  • Experience as a participant or leader in other Circles such as Covenant Groups, Chalice Circles, etc.
  • Some experience with NVC (Non-Violent Communication) such as this online course: Compassionate Communication

Registration fee is $30 per participant, includes lunch. If you are unable to pay the full amount, you can take a partial or full waiver. Please indicate this on the registration form.

Youth are welcome to attend this event. A youth must attend with their parent or guardian or attend with a completed permission form and a sponsor. Download the form as a pdf or word document.

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First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker HeightsOH 44122