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Church of the Saviour

Peace House: Scott the Painter

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Peace House: Scott the Painter
Peace House: Scott the Painter

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2023, 7:00 PM

Church of the Saviour, 8005 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA

About the Event

Reserve your seat today by emailing cosyouth@cos-umc.org

About: Peace House Ministries

Peace House is a ministry of Church of the Saviour with a vision to see the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our community transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.

About: Say Yes: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up on Yourself

Juxtaposing story-teaching, participation, humor, and image curation, artist Scott Erickson walks us through the very personal and universal conversation about the death of a dream and the overwhelming voice of Giving Up in our lives.

“Say Yes: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up on Yourself” is a multi-sensory experience that reveals our darkest moments as actually doorways to a deeper conversation about who we are, why we’re here, and how the future bursts with possibilities if we are willing to say yes to the gift of life on the other side of a death of a dream.

Click here to watch the "Say Yes: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up on Yourself" and learn more!

ABOUT: Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, comedic narrative, and unique aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest human experiences.

He has been a working visual artist for over a decade, and has had his work appear on CNN,

National Geographic, and various magazines, newspaper outlets, and book covers.

Scott is the writer and performer of two traveling one man shows, a published author of four books, a Spiritual Director to brave women and men, and a professional dishwasher for his food blogging wife.

Find out more about Scott at scottericksonart.com and follow him on Instagram @scottthepainter

FAQ: What is the age appropriateness of this show?

This show resonates with late high school all the way to retirees. It’s all ages appropriate. The show does cover heavy subjects like suicide and addiction.

Quotes from Prior Audiences

“I’ve seen Say Yes twice - once after a surprise break up and once after a dear friend died by suicide. I left the first show reminded of how deeply beloved I am and encouraged towards wonder. I left the second show reminded of how deeply beloved we all are and reminded that life does get better after the crappiest moments. Both times I needed a laugh, a moment of reflection, and a kind word. Say Yes has delivered on all three and it has marked my life for the better.” - Rachel Lehr, Tacoma, WA

“My husband and I went to see ‘Say Yes’ and was so deeply moved we bought tickets the following night to take our teenage son. The well-crafted story allows both humor and depth in a topic that is extremely difficult and yet so common. I still often think about how if we view ourselves ‘in progress’ we give ourselves and those around us so much grace.” - Meg Sumner, Langley, BC

“I’m married to the woman of my dreams because of Say Yes. I came to the event heartbroken from a recent breakup, but the show encouraged me not to give up on love. I flew home the next day and asked out my university crush. We had a quarantine wedding in April 2020.”

- Jared Fritz, Seattle, WA

“When I saw Scott perform Say Yes, I couldn’t figure out if I had just experienced a sermon, a recovery group meeting, a comedy show, or a party, but what I knew immediately is that something had happened in me and my friends who were there. One friend began a sobriety journey after the show. Another quit their job and finally began to pursue their dream. And we all found ourselves having better, more honest conversations about where we’re at, all the hard stuff we’re facing, and the lives we’re finally, actually choosing to live.” - Jason Miller, South Bend, IN

“Like a psychological roller coaster, with twists, hilarity, and existentially provoking content at every turn, Say Yes is an invitation into creativity itself. Scott Erickson’s genius expression of self and community belonging makes a way for my own to come forth.” - Hillary McBride, Vancouver, BC

“Almost no one likes to think about their mortality, and many live in the denial of death. Scott Erickson whistles us not past but into the graveyard and then buries us six feet under in belly laughs, tears, astonishment, song, wisdom, and true stories of human vulnerability that crush, surprise, and enlighten us. In the end, as we lie prone in our casket with Scott, a startling hope arrives as we surrender to our worst nightmares of abandonment: perhaps resurrection is the end of all things and not death?” - Kenneth Tanner, Rochester Hills, Michigan

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