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September 1, 2019

On this month’s UnSunday, we’ll be exploring the importance of purpose over powerlessness as we become allies in healing the planet. Sometimes when we hear “planetary distress,” we believe it’s a task way too big for one person to do anything to help. We are hearing the cry of Mother Earth but are so overwhelmed that we may not do anything. Our dialog will be based on the children’s book, “The Tantrum that Saved the World”, by climate scientist Michael Mann and illustrator Megan Herbert. Let’s jump into this topic and see that one person can indeed save a planet, one deed at a time. We’ll have mimosas and coffee starting at 10:45 am and then at 11, we’ll begin a whole new way to experience HeartSpace with UnSunday.

Our 5th Sunday Adventure once again takes us out of the Sunday Service and into the art studio where we’ll all learn how to paint while we sip wine/other beverages and munch snacks. There’s a teacher to show us how and all painting materials are provided. Bring your own drinks and come out to play with us! Sign up on front table or reply to this email. 11 am-1 pm Sunday 9/29 at Pinot’s Palette, Mockingbird @ Abrams in Dallas.

The demands on our attention in today’s world stretch our ability to express true compassion. Competition for our mind and heart space can distract us from realizing our best intentions.   Research shows that compassion can be learned and that practicing it benefits our health.  We all can learn better ways to benefit from self- compassion and act with intentional compassion.
Attend the September 14th  Compassion in Action:  APPlications in Today’s Times, Download, Install and Run the Right Apps in Your Life.” Conference.  Like the “APPs” we install to effectively manage our lives, the conference supplies “Apps” to help us to effectively practice compassion.
Spend the day and come away with new ways to take up compassion:
  • Be inspired, take away valuable tools, benefit from real examples, and connect with difference- makers
  • Learn ways to renew yourself from compassion fatigue and the stresses of caring and contributing
  • Gain deeper understanding of the meaning of compassion and its importance in our world
  • Hear Keynote Speaker Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion
About the Day
Attend four different highly interactive workshops of your choice; hear from the Executive Director and from a panel of local community leaders, and enjoy a social event at the end of the day.
All presenters are highly experienced at moving compassion in action.  See the complete session descriptions,  volunteer opportunities, and register by going to: Compassion In Action Registration Information.
September 14, 2019   8:45 am to 4:00 pm Check-in 8:00 am
Cost: $55.00 lunch included.
Teacher and college student discounts available.  Respond to this email to get registration codes.
Location:  Coleman Hall Conference Center, First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas
About Compassionate DFW  
Compassionate DFW is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and compassionate action in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex with the Golden Rule as its guiding principle. For more about our organization and the Charter for Compassion visit https://www.compassionatedfw.org/ Email: info@compassionatedfw.org.

In which Rev. Chris completely tosses her prepared talk to give a wholly spontaneous and deeply inspired talk about coming alive and offering that aliveness to the world.

Related Quotes:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”      ~ Howard Thurman

‘“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”’ ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring