"The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and
the world's deep hunger meet"
Frederick Buechner, theologian
Do you long to find this place in today's 24/7 world of seemingly constant
change and stress? Do you yearn to step away from today's cultural traps,
the endless cycles of working more for productivity improvement, working
more to spend more, and always being electronically "in touch"?
Pause for a moment. Join tonight's conversation to help bring your work
into a healthier perspective. Learn how to link your work with the "Great
Work" of bringing peace and meaning into our world. Yes, markets
change, jobs come and go so quickly, the pace quickens endlessly, and
we wonder if this is really what our lives are for. Yet learning to remain
rooted in that meeting place of your own deep gladness and the world's
deep hunger can carry you through the challenges.
Rev. Lucy Reid, C.Th., and Fred Evers, PhD, draw on their
extensive experience, as a priest and a sociologist respectively, to offer
wisdom and compassion for what they call the "workplace woes".
Lucy is the ecumenical chaplain at the University of Guelph, where she
spends much of her time connecting with the faculty and staff members.
Fred is an acclaimed sociology professor who has long focused on the human
side of work-related issues. Their new book, Working with Spirit: Engaging
Spirituality to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace was just published
in summer, 2004 by ABC Publishing. The book, like their personal styles,
is warm, relaxed, practical and friendly as well as being grounded in
solid knowledge, professional experience and personal faith. You can reach
Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org and Fred at email@example.com.
REGISTRATION: Please register by e-mail to Info@SpiritualityAtWork.org.
While there is no fee for this program, we ask that you let us know if
you are coming so we can plan the refreshments and the seating. Also,
tell us if you need to cancel so that if there's a waiting list, someone
else can come in your place.
LOCATION: Anglican Book Centre (the ABC), their new store at 80
Hayden St., the 1st street south of Bloor St., east from Church St. Just
a few minutes walk from the Yonge-Bloor TTC station. Metered parking is
on Church St., and a paid lot at the S/W corner of Church and Bloor.
And you're welcome to bring your cards and flyers for the networking table.