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Theology on Tap - Monday, December 4, 2017 - "Can you hear me now?"

Uptown Barrel Room in downtown Vancouver for an exclusive, ToT patrons' only event | 7:00-8:45pm | register here

You are welcome to arrive early to order dinner or hor d'oeuvres ... the earlier the better.

This is a "Bring a Friend" Event
Consider this a Christmas party to which you may invite a friend or two ... or more*! The moniker for all ToT events is "what church looks like." As we continue to discover where God is working ahead of us outside the walls of the church, Intern Ryan and I encourage you to consider this and all ToT events as opportunities for authentic connection to Messiah and to The Messiah, that ToT is Christ's body in motion. 

*Be warned, if you don't bring a guest, you're likely to get the stink eye from Pastor Peter. :)

Guest Presenter(s)

  • Carrie Farrell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Assoc., CRHS Women's Softball Head Coach, and Messiah member
  • Martha Maier, Spiritual Director and recently retired ELCA pastor
  • Mark Mantei, CEO of the Vancouver Clinic and Messiah member

Synopsis
No one can become too good of a listener, just as no one can perfect the art of loving others. But what if, as theologian Paul Tillich* claimed, listening is the first act of love? When you know that someone is not only hearing what you have to say, but trying to understand it, you instinctively know that you are loved, appreciated, and safe. How would the world be different if more people were better listeners? How would your world be different if your listening was the priority? At this Theology on Tap we will be examining our listening skills, and consider how they may be the best gifts we give this season.

* Paul Tillich (Aug. 20, 1886 – Oct. 22, 1965) was a Lutheran theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. He taught at Union Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Chicago.

Location - an exclusive event in downtown Vancouver!
This will be our second visit to The Uptown Barrel Room in downtown Vancouver. There will be plenty of seating as we have reserved the entire restaurant for this event. We will be the only patrons for the entire night. You are welcome and encouraged to arrive early to order dinner or hor d'oeuvres. Here is the menu. Uptown's management team is a little anxious about an all-of-the-sudden crush on the kitchen staff, so arrive early for food. You should budget extra time for parking and walking to the pub. Parking is street only. You will likely have to walk a block or two.

Wine and cocktail drinkers rejoice.
Yup. The Uptown has a full bar.

Preparatory Homework
Pr. Peter and Intern Pr. Ryan will send the links to preparatory homework in a separate email to the address you use to register. These links will go out 7 days or so in advance of the event. Please share the links with every person for whom you have registered.

Seating
Did we mention that there will be plenty of seating? This is a very intentional Bring-a-Friend event. Just a reminder, if you don't bring a guest, you're likely to get the stink eye from Pastor Peter.

Cover Charge Amount - $2/person
We use the cover charge to pay guest speakers a small honorarium, cover their food and beverages, as well as pay for room rentals. Thank you for your investment.

We hope to see you at Theology on Tap on December 4, 2017.

Beers and blessings to you,
Team TOT - Pr. Peter and Intern Pr. Ryan

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