Speaker: Patrice Gaines

Patrice Gaines, a veteran journalist and author of two books, has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and was a regular commentator for NPR. She is a member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York, SC, where she serves on the Session (the church’s governing body). She attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte and is a justice advocate, who teaches and volunteers at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail. She lives in Lake Wylie, SC

When You Are a Bridge

Service suspended due to Coronavirus Pandemic. One day while questioning the Divine that she calls “God,” Patrice heard a voice tell her, “Patrice, you are a bridge.” It was part of the answer she was seeking at the time. She didn’t know exactly what it meant to be a bridge, yet she vowed to trust … Continue reading When You Are a Bridge

Finding Peace in an Imperfect World

This talk is based on the Japanese aesthetic called Wabi Sabi, a world view centered on seeing beauty in what is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. In this talk we explore how to use this philosophy to experience peace in our own lives.