Coping with Christmas – 2016
It’s inevitable, before the leaves have fallen, Christmas items are on store shelves and it starts: the unavoidable fervor of Christmas. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s the season of major family gatherings celebrating the holidays. Some have this part easier than others, with family who welcomes your atheism, or don’t have the traditional family gathering. Some have this part harder, and the holidays bring the stress of dealing with family who do not share your values.
We all have our own unique story of how we “Cope with Christmas”, so let’s share them. We can get our frustrations off our chest, hear what others have to deal with, learn what has worked for others, and discuss ways to cope. We will do some large group sharing of stories and break out into small groups for more in depth discussion. We will have questions to guide discussion and have it round table format so everyone gets equal time to speak.
Come prepared to share, or just come to listen and absorb, we won’t make you share anything. This should be a valuable event for all atheists whether you just get annoyed that you can’t escape Christmas Music, or are truly stressing about visiting family. So join us on Sunday, November 20th and we can Cope with Christmas together.
1:00-1:15 pm – Social Time
1:15-1:45 pm – Business Meeting
1:45-2:00 pm – Break
2:00-3:30 pm – Program
4:00 pm – Post discussion at Panera Bread, 6064 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center
Here’s the link to the Minnesota Atheists Facebook event page, let us know if you’d like to attend!