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Thu, Feb 22

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Helt Hall at Park Road Baptist Church

FAITH LEADER LUNCHES (Networking)

Quarterly faith leader gatherings funded by a grant from the Foundation for the Carolinas to build in wellness practices, explore what's working well in congregations, and LOTS of networking.

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FAITH LEADER LUNCHES (Networking)
FAITH LEADER LUNCHES (Networking)

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Helt Hall at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA

About the Event

This is the first of new quarterly gatherings funded by a grant from the Foundation for the Carolinas. Each time we gather, we'll build in some wellness practices for ourselves, some exploration of what's working well in congregations, and LOTS of networking.

The February 22 featured speaker will be Dr. Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion and Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. 

Dr. Thumma is the principal investigator of Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond COVID-19 and the Co-organizer of the Faith Communities Today Project. He will be joining us via Zoom to talk about his current research on the very real challenges of post-pandemic congregational life AND the factors that impact clergy job satisfaction and well-being. Calling himself an "optimistic realist," Dr. Thumma will highlight both the circumstances that create clergy discontent and the things that faith leaders and congregations can do to address them.

The wonderful Sherry Waters, Community Chaplain, Stewardship Practitioner, Life Coach, and owner-operator of The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary will lead the wellness practice.

Ammalu Saleh, Executive Chef and Owner of Serengeti Kitchen, will provide an amazing Tanzanian meal for us. She has catered for us several times, and her food is INCREDIBLE. Learn more here: https://serengetichef.com.

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