January Pastor’s Lunch

This will be a time to learn about identifying the congregant’s mental health needs, and how to support them receiving the help they need. It will include lecture, resource materials, and time for discussion.

January 9, 2017

Healthy Communication with Anyone

Most people dislike conflict. Yet continuous sidestepping of difficult topics can seriously damage relationships. Finding peace, Shalom, is about being in right relationship with the people around us. We do this by building trust and emotional intimacy. Without it, relationships may drift further and further apart, even to the point of the relationship ending. We all have a fundamental need to be understood. We will review 14 steps will help repair your relationships.

Our conversation will be led by Rev. Stephanie Tunison, who is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Ordained in the United Methodist tradition with course work from United Theological Seminary, her secondary appointment is at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. “With over 20 years of ministry in organizations and counseling I have learned we all get stuck at some point in time and need a ‘boost over the fence.’ I believe we are all precious and sacred in God’s eyes. It is a sacred trust to enter into counseling. It is a place where we need to feel safe and valued. That is the place where I walk and am blessed to walk with you, whether it is a short distance or for a longer journey.”

Lunch will be provided, please let us know when you register if you are vegetarian or vegan.

We would love to introduce you to PPI so that you know who and what we are.

Note that we can only accommodate 17 participants at each luncheon, which we intend to offer frequently.