Saying Yes, and… to the Art of Living

Fri. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church

500 Park Street, Charlottesville, Va.

Hosted by: First Presbyterian Church


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Author and “free-range pastor” MaryAnn McKibben Dana (God, Improv, and the Art of Living) proposes improvisation as an invigorating approach to living life, in a presentation blending spirituality, psychology, social science, comedy, and other disciplines. Dana shares her philosophy on how one can find true satisfaction and fulfillment on the journey of life, even with its inherent mess and surprise. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Insightful and truthful. . . . Offers a fresh perspective on the profound freedom and gift of saying YES to life and God.” —Jessica Tate, director of NEXT Church

“This spiritual guide explores a world of universe-expanding possibility through the simple act of uttering the word yes.” —Sarah Little, filmmaker, comedian with The Second City

“Are you in a place of life where you feel stuck? If so, this wise and humorous book is exactly what you’ve been searching for!” —Elizabeth Hagan, author of Birthed: Finding Grace through Infertility

“Life happens. Living well means improvising, which is a craft that can be practiced and honed. In MaryAnn McKibben Dana we have the gift of an honest, playful, and deeply wise guide. In this book you will find practical insight drawn from the world of improv, tested in the crucible of pastoral ministry, and engagingly told in story after story.” —Ken Evers-Hood, author of The Irrational Jesus: Leading the Fully Human Church