Holding the Hope for One Another
A conversation about maintaining friendships in the time of Corona.
Two Offerings:
Thursday, April 16th, 11 AM - 12 PM (ET)
Saturday, April 18th, 11 AM - 12 PM (ET)

An online gathering facilitated by Suzanne Adele Schmidt
What it's all about:
Since social distancing became the new reality, prospects abound for virtual connections such as participating in Zoom meetings, exercising though online courses, or making videos for Facebook. In fact, one of the current challenges is the temptation to fill our days with these endless possibilities.

In addition, it is suggested that we call “old friends” with whom we’ve lost touch, reach out to at least 5 different people each week, or reconnect with family members to whom we’ve not spoken in a long time. These are all worthy suggestions. And yet, they may not put us in touch with one person consistently. They ignore the importance of connecting with a specific individual on an ongoing basis. They may not increase the possibility of deepening a significant friendship with someone who can hold the hope for us.

In this hour-long online conversation facilitated by Suzanne Adele Schmidt, we'll explore the importance of deepening friendships during these trying times. We’ll share ideas for and stories about holding the hope for one another. Join us if you're looking for a time to listen, share (if you choose), connect, and reflect.

Suzanne is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor who is conducting research on clergy women in retirement. She believes that friendship is sacred and grows best as well as deepest when tended on a regular basis.  
Using Zoom:
You will need internet access and a computer, tablet (iPad or something similar) or smartphone with a camera. Most laptops and tablets have cameras built in; if you only have a desktop computer, you would need to add a web camera to that. If it is the first time you are using Zoom, you will need to download  plug-in  software. Most people find this quite easy to do. If you need help, please contact Dan @lumunos.org .
To Register:
Registration is free and open to all, though donations are suggested. Click on the links below to register online for the session you'd like to attend.

Thursday, April 16th, 11 AM - 12 PM (ET):  Click Here
Saturday, April 18th, 11 AM - 12 PM (ET):  Click Here