ReSounding Wholeness | Wisdom Of The Elders - Lyn Norris Hayes
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ReSounding Wholeness | Wisdom Of The Elders
Returning to listening to and respecting the life experience and wisdom of a vital resource in our nation. Our Elders.
In a world that idolizes celebrities, gurus, athletes, fashion, the latest trends, technology, media and more, it is our goal to highlight human beings who are sharing their unique, incredible, soul's purpose and service in the world.
While they may not have the biggest following, these courageous beings are making an incredible impact in the world. Creating energetic ripples that will collectively serve to move mountains and reshape the future of humanity on this planet.
We hope to encourage and inspire more people to reconnect with their unique gifts; step into their True Soul's Calling; take actions to serve humanity; and be a way-shower at this pivotal time in history and herstory.
These conversations will be held via FaceBook Live on my personal FaceBook page @Karen Renee Robb.
I am honored to interview this wise elder, Lyn Norris Hayes who lives in Nashville as I continue the new series "ReSounding Wholeness | Wisdom Of The Elders" on Friday, February 26th at 1:11 PM Central.
Lyn Norris Hayes |
Lyn Norris Hayes’ professional career spanned thirty years with South Central Bell as a communications specialist. After retiring in 1996, Lyn built two arts organizations in the Nashville area focusing on visual and performing art; the Nashville African American Artists Association, known as N4Art, and Creative Artists of Tennessee (CATs).
These organizations centered around awarding a national grant from BlackSide Corporation, makers of the award-winning documentary Eyes on the Prize. This grant generated a year-long project entitled "I’ll Make Me A World", culminating in multimedia production at the famed Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN. I’ll Make Me A World is a one hundred year retrospect of African American Art and its influence on American history and culture. Hayes was the first African American to lease the Ryman facility and was presented a commemorative coin in recognition of her efforts.
In 2004, Hayes turned her attention to spiritual matters, answering the call the preach, becoming an Ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Hayes completed a Master of Divinity with High Honors in 2013 at Memphis Theological Seminary. Hayes completed a Doctor of Ministry emphasis preaching in May of 2020 from the same institution.
Hayes pastored a congregation in Paris, Tennessee, from 2011 through 2014. In 2016, Hayes served as associate pastor and Interim pastor at the Church of the Living God until December 2020.
Hayes is a community activist and art activist and has served with the African American Cultural Alliance through the African Street Festival, events centered around the Battle of Nashville and Kwanzaa Activities. Featured in the Kwanzaa Nashville 2020 film, I Am My Ancestor, Hayes is elevated to the honorific role of Queen Mother and speaks on the importance of faith in the African American community.
Hayes loves the spoken word through preaching, poetry, and the sharing of tales and stories. Her current focus is working toward the liberation of women in spiritual activities specifically centered around the right for women to deliver the word of God. Hayes no longer identifies with any particular faith system and is actively seeking ways to express her love of God and the universal creation.
Lyn is married to Ronald “Doc” Hayes and is the mother of five children. Being a mother is her greatest achievement and is known affectionately to many as “Mama Lyn.”
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