The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

Belonging: Facilitating Community Conversations with Willamette University

One by one community members from the Nestucca Valley School District taped their yellow piece of construction paper on the back wall forming a circle of sun rays. On each paper was written a word or phrase representing what a person wanted to remember after sharing stories with others: [...]

By |2024-04-09T16:01:12-07:00Apr 9, 2024|Compassion, Events, Mark Yaconelli, News, Oregon, Storytelling, The Hearth|

How Not to Be Afraid

Join us for an evening of storytelling and conversation with Irish writer Gareth Higgins, author of How Not to Be Afraid. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli. Sponsored by The Hearth, Peace House, and First Presbyterian Church of Ashland.

By |2023-02-08T15:16:35-08:00Feb 8, 2023|Compassion, Events, News, Storytelling|
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