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Coffee Talk with Twinkle!

Join us for “Coffee Talk” at The Common at Central Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00AM. Our guest speaker this month is “Twinkle” Marie Manning. Twinkle is a Media Consultant and Development Director with more than two decades experience in the television and publishing fields. Her clients have included municipalities and companies seeking economic development solutions, authors, artists and organizations wanting to get their work out into the world. Twinkle will share her nuanced approach to media relations and marketing, as well as industry best practices, tools of the trade and innovative fundraising techniques with those who have the desire to learn how to promote their organizations and works via community television, radio, print publications, social media and in-person and online events.

The Common at Central Hall Address: 152 E Main St. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

Something You Love

This song may well encompass 80-90% of what I preach about in churches, and talk about in media presentations. 

Time is precious. Do something you love. 

(PS: Dad and Charlie would have Loved performing this song…so in my mind, they are) 

Summertime Reading Selections 2019

We have explored Sue Monk Kidd‘s groundbreaking memoir: The Dance of the Dissident Daughterdescribing Kidd’s journey into feminist theology. As well as the soulful tale of The Mermaid Chair.This Autumn we delve into two more of Sue’s inspirational manuscripts:

July:

Firstlight: The Early Inspiration Writings, the spiritual essays, meditations, and inspirational stories Sue wrote in her thirties – all collected into a single volume.

August:

When the Heart Waits, an autobiographical account of Sue’s personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace that has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality teaching the discipline of “active waiting.”

JOIN US!

Let go of Contempt

Great article by Arthur C. Brooks on how to have compassionate communication with and about those we disagree with in politics, spirituality, philosophy and more. He sites that The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance, rather, it is “motive attribution asymmetry” which breeds contempt.

“What we need is not to disagree less, but to disagree better. And that starts when you turn away the rhetorical dope peddlers — the powerful people on your own side who are profiting from the culture of contempt. As satisfying as it can feel to hear that your foes are irredeemable, stupid and deviant, remember: When you find yourself hating something, someone is making money or winning elections or getting more famous and powerful. Unless a leader is actually teaching you something you didn’t know or expanding your worldview and moral outlook, you are being used.”

A Beautiful Christmas Song

"The First Noel" Leslie Odom Jr. ft. PS22 Chorus

Brace yourself for one of the most brilliant and beautiful Christmas performances the PS22 Chorus has ever done, this one with the help of singer/actor/awesome dude, Leslie Odom Jr.! If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, nothing will! And special thanks to PS22 alum Denise for helping me direct on this one!

Posted by Gregg Breinberg (PS22 Chorus Director) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Perhaps it’s because half way through my childhood my parents began studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses and we stopped celebrating Holidays and I make up for lost time in my adulthood; perhaps it’s just because there is beauty in the Christmas music. Either way, I share this here for each of you. A beautiful rendition of The First Noël