First Sunday Series: Power of Storytelling

Simply put, stories matter. Brene Brown wrote in her book, Braving the Wilderness “people are hard to hate up close.” Stories bring us closer to one another, they encourage intimacy, joy, and understanding.

That is why we are cultivating a series on storytelling where we will tell our stories to one another – stories of joy, when joy was easy to find, hard to find, when we were seeking joy, and so on.

If you have a story you’d like to tell, contact us here. We’d love to work with you to cultivate your story and encourage you to share it. Our hope is sharing our stories will bring us closer together – that in hearing the story of another we can break down barriers which separate us and that in telling our stories we can open ourselves up to the beauty of vulnerability.

First Sunday Talks welcomes Mark Peres

When: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Mark Peres says the idea for “On Life and Meaning” grew from the notion of living one’s values and engaging with others in exploring how they pursue their dreams and aspirations.

In his popular podcast, Mark invites listeners to hear from thoughtful and inspiring locals – philanthropists, artists, business, spiritual and community leaders and those farther afield.

To kick off a new season of First Sunday Talks, Mark will tell us about the power of storytelling and share his experience writing about the lives of 100 influential Charlotteans.