COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

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Monthly MBB Community Conversations are open to anyone hoping to deepen their commitment to building bridges with mindfulness and personal clarity. Community Conversations are held every 3rd Friday of each month for two hours, in Ogden and Springville Utah on an alternating schedule.

The Community Conversations are simply a gathering of fellow ‘bridge builders’ hoping to support one another in their efforts to convey love and acceptance to LGBTQI+ people. The Conversations follow the same contemplative practice employed in the MBB Contemplative Retreats held four times each year; including a guided group discussion, introspection exercise, and individual journaling time (plus snacks!). Each Community Conversation addresses a different issue or question – so you are invited to attend as often as you like.

Community Conversations are designed to help you contemplatively manage the myriad questions and concerns many people experience between LDS Church teachings and the realities of LGBTQ+ people’s lives. These Conversations help us address the most pressing questions that we commonly ask ourselves, examine our thoughts and feelings safely, and remind us how to maintain healthy interpersonal boundaries. Ultimately, they are an invitation to stillness and peace in order to listen to wisdom found within.

GENERAL DETAILS

  • 3rd Friday of the month
  • 7PM – 9PM
  • Held at comfortable homes in Ogden and Springville UT
  • A simple curriculum of guided group discussion, introspection exercise, and individual journaling time
  • Light snacks provided
  • No need to sign-up in advance, just attend as needed
  • FREE of charge

 2019 SCHEDULE:

  • March 15 – TOPIC: What is the most consistent source of my feelings of frustration around ongoing conflicts between the doctrines of the LDS Church and my own feelings about sexual orientation and gender identity?

ADDRESS: 2468 East River Bottom Road, Springville, UT

  • April 19 – Ogden
  • May 17 – Springville
  • June 21 – Ogden
  • July 19 – Springville
  • August 16 – Ogden
  • September 20 – Springville
  • October 18 – Ogden
  • November 1 – Springville (1st Friday)
  • December 13 – Ogden (2st Friday)

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