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Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time

Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic "How do you know what you believe to be true?" and some deeper questions together.

We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences.

We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters!

Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came.

Come, listen, share, and find meaning here.

We welcome you.

Upcoming events (5+)

Lecture Series - "The War of the Roses"

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For those with a desire to "continually learn and grow", you are invited to attend these weekly seminars, presented by local historian John C. Hamer, on a wide variety of topics within the fields of history, theology, and philosophy. No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome. THE WAR OF THE ROSES FREE OPEN LECTURE The Wars of the Roses, a series of civil wars fought between 1455 and 1487 by English nobles seeking to control the crown, have been cited as the inspiration for the fictional wars in "A Game of Thrones." As the popular HBO series concludes, we'll look at the actual Wars of the Roses and the lessons they have for our own time. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Live stream lecture with interactive Q&A begins at 7:30 pm on our giant 65" HDTV. Local discussion to follow over complimentary snacks and beverages. Hope to see you there, and as always, if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Doors open @ 7:00 pm - Lecture begins @7:30 pm NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. LOCATION: Creating Connection Barrie located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. PS: Though there is no cost for this activity, a goodwill donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can) to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Spring Retreat Friday May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

Scrabble Game Night

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Good conversation can happen while having some fun too! This enthusiastic group of Scrabble players meets each week for an evening of games, friends and community every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm at Barrie's newest Official Scrabble Club. All players and all levels of skill are welcome to take part in a round of three rotating games each week. You are invited to this casual time of meeting and connecting with others. Game fee is $5 for 3 games and includes snacks and treats. Coffee and tea will also be available. Please bring your own scrabble board if you have one (but its not required). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Game play begins at 6 PM. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. LOCATION: Creating Connection Barrie located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. Please consider visiting our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Spring Retreat Friday May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

Faith Talk (Interbelief Dialogue)

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In response to the call to create pathways in the world for peace, folks of all beliefs are invited to meet over coffee (tea, etc.) and have meaningful conversation together, connect with each other, hear something different and make new friends. Shared values are at the heart of interbelief understanding and this is a safe, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through the sharing of our diverse perspectives. Each month a different topic of interest will engage us in healthy dialogue with one another as we listen to and uphold the worth of all persons, their cultural traditions and teachings, and your voice is welcome. There is room at the table for everyone. It's an opportunity to listen, share, and find new meaning. To discover ourselves amidst a community on a common journey in the same direction. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: Though there is no cost for this activity, a donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can) to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and purchase an item from one of our partner organizations/artisans. Your support is gratefully appreciated! MEETUP LOCATION Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 (bottom of Bayfield St. beside parking lot across from Salvation Army) email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. ABOUT US Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Spring Retreat Friday May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

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Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic and some deeper questions together. We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you. P.S. Street parking is free in the evenings, but can be difficult to find. We recommend using the parking garage next to the TD Canada Trust on Collier Street. Its also free and only a block and a half away from the coffee shop.

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