Living Our Values: Dealing with Difference

November 4, 2023

This event is open to ALL - rostered ministers, lay professional staff, and church members! Please share with your folks - and get regsitered!

LiVing Our Values: How to Deal with Difference
• Saturday, November 4, 10am-3pm
• Trinity Episcopal Church, Everett (2301 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201)
• Cost is $100/person - scholarships available!
• Lunch included! (see lunch options below)
• This experiential and educational event will focus on anti-racism and inclusion.
• Open to ALL ROSTERED MINISTERS, PROFESSIONAL CHURCH STAFF and CHURCH MEMBERS. Please encourage your folks to attend!
• Participants will use the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to assess and set their own goals in this work.
• There will be time for group learning, individual reflection, and affinity group breakouts.
• Thank you to the leaders from the Strategic Team for Authentic Diversity for their leadership on this event!
• Registration is open now - link at the bottom of this page!
• Registration will close on October 26...

Scholarships are available!
BEFORE registering, please apply for a scholarship by emailing by October 23. Once scholarship amount is approved, you will receive a code to use during the online registration process.

After you register, if you have indicated you need to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), you will be sent a link to complete it online! Bring these results (or results from a previously completed IDI) to the event!

Lunch selection will be made during the online registration process. Choices include:
• Thai Peanut Salad (w/chicken)
• Roast Beef & Havarti Sandwich
• Vegetarian Sandwich
• Market Fresh Wrap (Vegan)
• Turkey Berry Sandwich (Gluten Free)

Participation Covenant
On the registration form, there will be a place to indicate that you (and your other participants if registering a group) agree to abide by the following covenants in the name of Christian unity, pursuit of justice, and personal growth. Please be sure to share them with others in your group registration.

These Respectful Communication Guidelines from the Kaleidoscope Institute will guide our time together. Communication is one of the most important elements in building a more inclusive community. People of different backgrounds bring with them different communication styles. Sometimes these differences can cause conflicts among members of a community—often in an unconscious way. Guidelines for communication are like the traffic rules that one has to understand and observe before getting a license to drive a car. We are required to pass a test proving that we know and will follow the rules in order to lessen the possibility of traffic accidents. With interpersonal communication, we do not require people to pass a test but we do need to remind people about how to interact respectfully. Conditioned by our society, we may react to others who are different with negative attitudes, put-downs, judgments and dismissal. If we are to express the essence of God’s inclusiveness, we need to agree to behave differently when we are attempting to build a more inclusive community. The Respectful Communication Guidelines provide a foundation to uphold the well-being of the community.

R = take RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others.
E = use EMPATHETIC listening.
S = be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.
P = PONDER what you hear and feel before you speak.
E = EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions.
T = TRUST ambiguity because we are not here to debate who is right or wrong.



Trinity Episcopal Church
2301 Hoyt Ave
Everett, 98201

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