The Power of Story: The Many Faces of Courage

Service Description:

Stories help us to step into the shoes of others who have walked, stumbled, and danced down the path of life. We both learn from them and relish our common humanity. During this service, Elisa will share stories about the finding of courage from different perspectives, hoping they will inspire stories from the congregation.

Speaker Bio:

Elisa Pearmain, M.Ed., M.A., has been telling stories professionally for over thirty-five years. She is the author of two collections of world wisdom tales, including the award-winning, Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from around the World. She has also published an award-winning CD called “Forgiveness: Telling Our Stories in New Ways.” She works part-time as a psychotherapist in private practice in Concord, MA. Elisa co-authored a UUA Moral Tales curriculum for grades 2-3.

NOTE: This service will meet in person and also be broadcast on Zoom. Facemasks are currently optional in the First Parish Stoughton building. For the health of all in our community, please attend online if you are ill.

Zoom Information:

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