Westminster’s new elective offering will meet in the Parlor from 9:45-10:45am on Sundays from September 14 – October 12. Here’s what’s in store for the third class: 

Shame is a universal, primitive emotion that we all experience, yet none of us want to talk about. The less we talk about it however, the more power it has over us. Guest speaker Heidi Gessner (MDiv, BCC, UNC Hospitals Bereavement Coordinator and Palliative Care Chaplain) will share about author and professor Brené Brown’s groundbreaking research on shame and vulnerability, and learn how to connect more deeply and authentically with family and friends. In acknowledging the shame in our lives and the vulnerability it takes to recognize our worthiness, we extend wide mercy to ourselves and to others.

"Perfect and bullet proof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience. We must walk in to the arena, whatever it may be-a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation-with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen." 
– Brené Brown, Daring Greatly