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Mark Yaconelli Guest Preacher & Adult Forum at First Presbyterian Church New Canaan
March 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, March 26th at 10:00am as Mark Yaconelli will be our guest preacher and then at 11:30am will lead our next Adult Forum immediately following our Worship Service.
He will be discussing his latest book Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us. Mark Yaconelli is a speaker, seasoned retreat leader, community-builder, storycatcher, Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us “Now more than ever, we need a book and a teacher such as this.” –Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author
In an increasingly fast-paced and fractured world, sharing stories can be a radical and deeply human practice for uncovering the ties that bind us to one another. Story invites us to step into the reality of another person’s existence and instead of judgment feel kinship. In the pages of Between the Listening and the Telling, storyteller, author, and activist Mark Yaconelli leads readers into an enchanting meditation on the power of storytelling in our individual and collective lives. Through his work with The Hearth nonprofit, Yaconelli has served communities across the United States and United Kingdom to bridge divisions, heal trauma, shed light on injustice, and recover hope. In this inspiring and interactive presentation Mark Yaconelli will show how stories can heal our families, our world, ourselves.
As founder and director of The Hearth nonprofit, Yaconelli has worked with The Ford Family Foundation, Compassion International, The Greenbelt Arts Festival, The Eli Lilly Foundation, The Mexican-American Center of Austin, among other organizations. Yaconelli holds an MA in Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and received a spiritual direction diploma from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Interviews and profiles of Mark’s work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC Radio, and ABC World News Tonight. He and his wife have three grown children and live in Ashland, Oregon.