New Story Experience
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

New Story Experience

Come to our special preview event, the New Story Experience, on Saturday, November 3 and spend a day with mind-expanding thinkers, transformative activists, weavers of a new story through play, music, ideas, and community.

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Vote Common Good Rally in El Paso, TX
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Rally in El Paso, TX

  • The Ridge United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Vote Common Good Rally in San Antonio, TX
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Rally in San Antonio, TX

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Vote Common Good Rally in Houston, TX
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Vote Common Good Rally in Houston, TX

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Vote Common Good Rally in Beaumont, TX
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Vote Common Good Rally in Beaumont, TX

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Vote Common Good Rally in Austin, TX
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Rally in Austin, TX

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Diana Butler Bass Workshop
Oct
19
8:00 AM08:00

Diana Butler Bass Workshop

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and scholar specializing in American spirituality and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books, including the newly released, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks; Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution; and Christianity After Religion.

She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches in a variety of venues internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC. 

Morning—Gratitude as Radical: How can gratitude make us more effective leaders? Find out how the often misunderstood practice of gratitude can radically change the way we see and interact with the world. If you would like to live a more confident, grounded and abundant life you will learn in this workshop the habits and practices of grateful leaders. 

Afternoon—Gratitude as Transformative:
 How can we use the practice of gratitude to change the world around us? In our afternoon workshop we will learn through historical accounts and modern social science how gratitude is the antidote to even the most powerful obstacle. Learn in community what it takes to make gratitude your own radical and transformative practice.

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Vote Common Good Rally in Dallas, TX
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Rally in Dallas, TX

  • Northaven United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vote Common Good rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. #VoteCommonGood

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Diana Butler Bass Lecture
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Diana Butler Bass Lecture

In this lecture Diana Butler Bass, historian, theologian and activist will demonstrate the ways we can move beyond seeing gratitude as a feeling and begin seeing gratitude as a radical practice that is powerful enough to overcome any oppressive structure. Come and see how creating a culture of gratitude can bring more joy, productivity and resilience into your daily work life.

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Building Green Justice Forum
Oct
16
8:00 AM08:00

Building Green Justice Forum

Huston-Tillotson University is hosting the 5th annual Building Green Justice Forum on Tuesday, October 16th. This year's theme is “Power, Discourse, and Community.” The ways that we think and talk about environment, justice, and community affect how we create and access knowledge and power. Join us as we apply environmental justice principles to challenge conventional environmental movement approaches to knowledge and power across economic, literary, political, religious and scientific/technological frameworks. This year, we are excited to share that workshops, speaker sessions, and participant feedback will be used to generate instructional tools for HT’s new Environmental Justice academic program.

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Faithful Families
Oct
15
to Oct 17

Faithful Families

  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn together with other Christian educators, parents and children’s ministry leaders as Rev. Traci Smith guides us through ways to encourage the spiritual lives of families. Leave with practical tips and ideas for developing age appropriate faith practices, fostering rich worship experiences for all ages, and nurturing sacred space even in busy times. Open to everyone who is interested in learning child-centered ministry practices good for the whole family of faith.

In partnership with the South Central Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (SCRAPCE).

Attend the whole conference or come just for the Monday night keynote: "Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home," 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Movies & Meaning: Her (2013) + Post-Film Panel Discussion
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Movies & Meaning: Her (2013) + Post-Film Panel Discussion

Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.

Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening which will be followed by a post-film panel discussion focused on the themes and ideas presented in the film.

Come explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!).

The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Donations can be made electronically when RSVPing to this event.

We encourage you to support our Community Grille rather than bringing outside food and drinks.

Dress in weather-appropriate clothing and don’t forget your flashlights and bug spray. We also recommend wearing closed-toe shoes.

Dogs on leashes are welcome at Community Cinema movie nights!

Movies begin at full dark and/or ~an hour after event start time, depending on the season.

Movies & Meaning: HER (2013) + Post-Film Panel Discussion
Directed By: Spike Jonze
Written By: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams
Rating: R
Length: 2h 6min
Plot Summary: In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Offered in partnership with our friends at http://www.moviesandmeaning.com/New Story Festival, and The Spiritual Transformation Project.

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