For those with a desire to "continually learn and grow", you are invited to attend these weekly seminars on a wide variety of topics within the fields of history, theology, and philosophy. Each seminar is presented by local historian John C. Hamer or a special guest. No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community building activity. Diverse perspectives are welcome.
THIS WEEK: A romantic tragedy between two Medieval philosophers: his castration and her becoming a nun.
FREE OPEN LECTURE
Abelard and Heloise are among the great scholastic philosophers of the 12th century. Their affair led to their secret marriage, and ultimately his castration by her relatives. Nevertheless their letters have kept the romance alive for centuries, and his philosophical ideas helped change Western history.
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.
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: Our new Community Centre Place is 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
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
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 Sept 6 - Sunday, Sep 8, 2019
"Live Life Meaningfully Together"