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Salon meets on Sunday mornings from

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Lounge.

Salon provides a non-worship setting for people to come together to engage in stimulating conversation.  Each week is unique as Salon members and guest facilitators offer interesting and ever-changing topics for discussion.  Although the concept of Salon is not well known today, conversation salons were once popular across Europe and in the United States.  Here at Harmony Creek, former pastor Ruth Hopkins created our Salon several years ago as a way to more fully embrace the popular UCC slogan, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

Unlike our worship service, Salon has no sermon, prayers, or singing.  There is no “agenda” for Salon.  It is simply an opportunity to share our inner selves in an atmosphere of appreciation for and fellowship with one another.  Many Salon members enjoy participating in church-wide fellowship gatherings and justice activities as well.

A Secular Gathering Offering Conversation and Community

Unlike our worship service, Salon has no sermon, prayers, or singing.  There is no “agenda” for Salon.  It is simply an opportunity to share our inner selves in an atmosphere of appreciation for and fellowship with one another.  Many Salon members enjoy participating in church-wide fellowship gatherings and justice activities as well.


Salon is a safe space for participants to enjoy discussion about a variety of life experiences.  As one member of the group put it, “Salon provides an opportunity for us to discuss how to be better people to the benefit of ourselves, one another and the world.”

Salon

Salon Schedule for November

November 5:  Marijuana: Yes or No?

Facilitator:  Kathy Swensen Issue 2

Legalizing Marijuana. What are the pros and cons? Let’s talk it through.

 

November 12:  Having An Attitude of Gratitude

Facilitator:  Pastor Michelle

Join us in Salon as Pastor Michelle leads a conversation around the topic of gratitude. Brene Brown says: “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” We will take time to talk about having an attitude of gratitude even when life is hard.

 

November 19:  The Power of Gratitude

Facilitator:  Juli Burnell

Every day, we are faced with a choice on how to live out each moment. Choosing gratefulness has the capacity to alter the trajectory of our lives. We will start with a TED talk that invites us to look into our attitudes on gratitude. Is it a focus in your life?

 

November 26:  Gratitude

Facilitator:  Anna White

What are you grateful for? Let's dive deep into gratitude.

Contact

For more information on Salon, contact the church office at (937) 434-3941.

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