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Dates:Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hours:9:00 AM -3:00 PM
Cost:Free see below
Category:Learn Something
Do you experience tension or conflict in relationships or conversations that you wish were more peaceful?

Do you wish you yelled at your kids less, or wish you could talk to people who disagree with you about politics or other controversies—without rancor or arguing?

You can have an open, amicable relationship with anyone—even people who are dead wrong!


By bringing a heart of peace to the relationship.

Much of the conflict in our relationships is not because we disagree, but because we come at the relationship with a heart of war: an attitude of judgment, defensiveness and the need to be right—a need to win.

A heart of peace frees us to relate with freedom, power and creativity.


Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Acton is hosting a one-day retreat led by Pastor Steve on Saturday, March 23, 9:00 – 3:00, to offer time to ponder the various aspects of “war and peace” within us, tap into a source of healing, and develop a stronger heart of peace.

If you wish to prepare for it you might read “The Anatomy of Peace” by the Arbinger Institute (second edition) —but it is not required for attending the retreat.

The retreat is open to everyone, and is free of charge.

We invite you to bring a brown bag lunch.

To register online go to https://saint-matthews.org/sign-up-central/st-matthews-heart-of-peace-retreat/ , or for more information, call the church: 978-263-2822.

The church is at 435 Central St., Acton, 01720.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes is a poet, songwriter, and pastor of St.

Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Acton, MA.

He writes daily reflections at unfoldinglight.net.

From 1973 to 2012 he wrote and performed with the Montana Logging and Ballet Company, a quartet that performed music and comedy around the country and occasionally on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

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435 Central Street, Acton, MA, 01720 map
Phone: 978-263-2822

Saint Matthew's is on Central Street in Acton, 1/2 mile from Route 2's Exit 41, just one exit down from Route 495. We are located about halfway between Route 2 and Idylwilde Farms.


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