Epiphany Town Hall

New to this learning season is a track focused on life in our communities. Whether you are parishioner or not, the programs in this track will dive into issues that bind and divide our neighborhoods. From the effects of social media on our children, to the transitions we make during our life’s journey, these programs, while not necessarily theologically themed, are what all people, Christian and non-Christian experience in the greater Seattle area and are designed to help put community ahead of the individual.

 

2018 Fall Town Halls

Kids and Money: Raising Financially Responsible Children
October 14, 2018 at 10 am
Parish Garden Room
Carmen Hoffman
“Follow the Money” into the core of your family’s values, worldview and daily workings.  No matter what the family’s income, vital lessons of personal responsibility, attitudes towards work and play, gender issues, family hierarchy, a person’s “place in the world”, core values and the nuts and bolts of handling money all come into play as we discuss teaching our kids about money.  Join in the what is certain to be a lively discussion!

iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Lives
October 21, 2018 at 10 am

Parish Garden Room
Craig Detweiler, PhD
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by access to so much information and exhausted from managing our online relationships and selves.  How do you navigate through social media culture and the technologies that drive us?  Join us for a timely discussion about the iGods that compete for our attention, sorting out the immediate from the eternal, the digital from the divine.

Retire Inspired: Five Emotional Steps to Consider as you Face Retirement
October 28, 2018 at 10 am
Parish Garden Room
Alberta “Bertie” Conrad
Many people look forward to retiring. Others may be anxious about what their new life will look like. Have you thought about retirement yet? While there are many resources and articles about the practical aspects of retirement, there has been less written about the psychological and emotional challenges. This session will provide tips for navigating a very important life transition, whether you are contemplating retirement or already there.

Cyber Crime: What Parents Can Do Today to Protect Their Kids Against Internet Crime
November 18, 2018 at 10 am
Parish Garden Room
Kelly Crouch, Seattle Police Department
Join the Seattle Police Department, lead agency for the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce, to learn about Internet Crimes Against Children investigations and how as a community and as a parent, you have a unique ability to help with the prevention of self-exploitation, promoting education of net-etiquette and what to do when faced with the various situations online that kids today face. You will come out of the presentation with an understanding of Internet Crimes Against Children, our mission and ways to help educate our youth and provide them the pros and cons of the potential consequences of their actions

Selfies: Searching for the Image of god in the Digital Age 
December 16, 2018 at 10 am
Parish Garden Room
Craig Detweiler, PhD
Selfies can be silly or serious, casual or curated.  From Instagram to Snapchat, self-portraits change our perspective of ourselves and each other in family dynamics, education, and spirituality. How do we push past obsessions with beauty, wealth, and fame to gain a healthy perspective on social media?

What’s Coming in 2019

  • Good Nutrition is a Good Family Practice
  • Aging – a series on dealing with elder parents and decisions that we face as individuals as we get older
  • Dealing with Gentrification
  • Loving the Neighbor You Really Don’t Like
  • Finding Your Gifts
  • How To Throw a Block Party