is a workshop that explores the practice of listening with empathy. People yearn to be seen and to feel heard – without advice – without judgment. This has always been true, but it is even more crucial after several years of isolation and loss, compounded by medical, social and political uncertainty. Listening with empathy takes more skill and energy than any other type of listening. And being heard with compassion is a gift that most people rarely receive. We invite you to join us on Zoom for two sessions: Wednesday, May 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. You will enjoy this practical, interactive workshop whose goal is to enhance your capacity to listen with empathy, a skill that is useful in your personal, your professional, and your congregational life. This workshop is open to people from the whole Treasure Valley Cluster of ELCA, so invite your friends! Come to learn and to practice what you learned. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Penelope Smith at [email protected] 503-881-6990. And, if May 2022 doesn’t fit your schedule, don’t despair! Watch for further sessions to be scheduled, both in person and on Zoom.