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Sunday Gathering: Ron Ruhnke, “Truth in Poetry”

April 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Ron Ruhnke, “Truth in Poetry”
Community Moment: Richard Allen
Musical Guest: JT Eberhard and students

Kids’ room theme: Sign Language
Kids – ASL alphabet
Teens – Learn an ASL song

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry speaks to us and to our daily lives in a unique language that humanizes, enriches, and deepens us. The truths in poetry help us navigate, as someone has written, “this broken and beautiful world.”

About the speaker:
Born on a farm in northeastern Kansas, Ron attended Emporia State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education there, with majors in German and mathematics. After graduating from Emporia, he studied at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, on a Fulbright Scholarship. He then taught high school in Salina, Kansas, for three years before entering graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology. He has also studied at the University of Oklahoma and at the United States International University in San Diego. He has worked at an alcohol and drug treatment facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. Most of his professional life was spent working as a psychologist and therapist at Family Guidance Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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April 30, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Tony Aguirre Community Center
2050 W Pennway St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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