The Power of Story: Wisdom Passed Down

Service Description:

During this service, we will be sharing short stories of gifts and wisdom passed down to us from those who came before us. We are inviting you to bring an object passed down or a description of an object that has meaning for you. Alternately, you can bring a memory of a person who instilled in you a value or quality that you treasure or a lesson that has helped you live your life. For more information, please contact Elisa Pearmain,

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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Meeting ID: 996-2265-2377

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