An Advanced Course
Sunday, Sept 9 - 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 15 - 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 - 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At Forest Home Chapel United Methodist Church, 222 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca
Registration Deadline: August 30
Bring a bag lunch and snack to share.
Text (provided with course)
Dancing with Words, Storytelling as Legacy, Culture, and Faith by Ray Buckley
While teaching all of us the importance of our own stories as well an encouraging respect for others' stories, Ray Buckley provides a compilation of the experiences of generations of men and women whose stories reveal their histories, their cultures, and their faith. Participants will learn to tell a story from personal experience, retell a parable of Jesus, relate a personal account of a spiritual event, and tell a story during the final session. Please read the entire book before attending the first class.
Who Should Take This Course:
Storytelling is an invitation. It is an invitation to experience the world of the storyteller, but also an invitation to enter into the story and make it your own. Storytelling is not just the telling of a story but a welcoming into a place of trust, imagination, and personal encounter. It can be an intimate and emotional experience. The sharing of a story is a welcoming. Storytelling in a faith community is also an invitation to know God. We are pray-ers of stories. We will share a time of learning, laughing, sharing, and telling your story. It will be an exciting adventure!
Any Lay Speaker who has taken the Lay Speaking Basic course and is interested in pursuing District Certification (primarily to be able to preach in district churches outside the local church) may take this course to fulfill the advanced course requirement toward certification. If you are interested in pursuing this course or have other questions, please contact the registrar of Finger Lakes District Lay Speaking Lorrie Spence, email@example.com or 315-462-7192.
The course will be taught Rev Rebecca Dolch. Rebecca is the pastor at the Forest Home Chapel.
Click here to download the Registration Form.