The Psalmist cries “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” (Psalm 25:16-17)

Passages like these remind us of the importance of facing our reality honestly and calling out to God from whatever place we find ourselves. When we lift these emotions to God, we find a God who hears our pain and knows the comfort we need to move through our losses.

The Psalmist says “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:1-2)

We want to invite you to participate in the Story Table: Educator’s Edition.

Through this meeting, we cultivate a safe space where you can honestly name the challenges you have faced in the past several years. The Story Table is a safe, confidential space for you to tell your story. It is an opportunity to tell the truth about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you hope to be.

What to expect:

We will meet on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm in the Cup of Hope of our Melrose Campus, in person, with a virtual option made available as needed. After a brief introduction, each participant will answer the same three questions with no interruptions, no prescriptions, no debates. Childcare available for children 5 and under.

As you introduce yourself, you will share what your experience has been and now is in the school system.

  1. What drew you to education, and how have the experiences of the past few years been different than what you initially signed up for?
  2. What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered in this season; why do you identify them as the most challenging?
  3. What healthy habits, spiritual practices or coping skills will help moving forward?

We’ll conclude by sharing some “next steps” and by praying together.

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