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Sunday Service: You are a beautiful yarn. Why pretend to be a needle?

November 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Parish Sanctuary and on Facebook Live

In the words of author Resmaa Menakem, “At its best, activism is a form of healing. It is about what we do and how we show up in the world. It is about learning and expressing regard, compassion and love.” This Sunday, we will reflect on how our unique being—our experiences, our imperfections, our grief, our joy—is exactly what the world most needs. Healing begins when we learn to act in the world while grounded in an awareness of our holistically authentic selves. Katherine Ballas preaching.

Katherine Ballas (she, her, hers) “Kate” is a Licenced Certified Social Worker, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200), and a Spiritual Director in the Boston area. Working at the intersections of mental health, spirituality & neuroscience, Kate is committed to the bio-psycho-social-spiritual well-being of all people. She finds personal joy and renewal in anglo-catholic traditions. Kate enjoys walks with her Shih Tzu, weekend adventures with her daughters, and needlecraft. Kate recently graduated from Boston College with an MSW in Clinical Mental Health and a Certificate in Social Work & Neuroscience. As a current student at the BC School of Theology and Ministry, Kate is completing a thesis on the role of the religious community in the healing of complex trauma.