The Hearth is a community building project we started in January of 2010, in Ashland, Oregon to experiment with a narrative approach to compassion. In a little over two years we’ve had almost 60 local people share true stories from their lives, listened to music by over 20 local musicians, and raised nearly $6000 for ten local non-profits (everything from a women’s shelter to a grief counseling program to Ashland food bank to Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands). Next week we’ll try and raise money for the Hearth to help pay the bills for venue rental and other small expenses. If you’re in the area, show up. Here’s the announcement below.
Surprised by Love
A Night of Story and Song
Friday May 18
Mark Yaconelli is a wise and patient teacher with a lovely sense of humor
–Anne LaMott, best selling author of Traveling Mercies and Operating Instructions
Join Mark Yaconelli for a night of true and unique love stories
A fundraiser for The Hearth,
Southern Oregon’s true storytelling series.
Original music by Trent Yaconelli
with Duane Whitcomb, Benji Kushins, Zach Hammer, Jimmy Donaghy
Cost: $15 tickets available at Paddington Station or order online here.
Location: UCC Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd