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Connection Retreat: Desperately Seeking Community

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Creating Connection Buffalo

5030 Thompson Rd

Clarence, NY 14031

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Connection Retreat: Desperately Seeking Community
October 26 10AM – 3PM

***HOST Rob Heverling*** News Director, WKBW Buffalo
10 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
10 15 Welcome and Introduction

10 20 Creating Connection: Who Started This Anyway?
***Troy Roach*** is one of the Creating Connection team founders. He has hosted more than 500 conversation groups on a range of topics, industries, personalities, cultures and social issues.

10 30 Mindfulness Begins With Awareness
***Nina Warriner*** Educator, introduced and facilitates “Mindfulness in the Classroom” workshops in the Greater Southern Tier. She will facilitate our mindfulness practices throughout the retreat.

10 45 Peace Bridge: Is It Just A Name?
***Ashley Rowe*** co-anchors 7 Eyewitness News at 5,6, and 11pm. Ashley is from Toronto, Ontario, where she spent five years as a reporter/anchor before crossing the border to join WKBW.

11 30 Fall From Grace: When Community Goes Wrong
***Charlie Specht*** Chief Investigator for WKBW first reported in 2018 that multiple Catholic bishops in Buffalo allowed priests to minister despite allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse.

FREE LUNCH

1 PM Identity Formation: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
A historian and professional mapmaker, ***John Hamer*** lectures on history and philosophy focusing on Medieval and ancient worldviews. Pastor at Toronto Community of Christ, he also leads Sionito housing charities.

1 45 Conversation: Catalyst for Community
***Glenn Johnson*** is the national coordinator for Creating Connection USA. Pastor of Lewiston Community of Christ he is writing Spiritual Niagara.

2 30 Mindfulness Walk Through Elmwood Village (optional)

Hosted by Creating Connection Buffalo. FREE but please click to RSVP.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Community of Christ
Encounter World Religions Centre
Outreach International
World Accord

Special Thanks to:
Crane Branch Library
Panera Bread
SPoT Coffee

Creating Connection Buffalo hosts Conversation Cafe every Wednesday 7PM at Panera Bread 655 Elmwood Av
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Clarence, NY 14031

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