Natural Spirituality: A Conversation with Pastor Chris

Required reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Dates: September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8
This is a five-session course taking place every other Monday evening
7:00 p.m. on the C St. patio.
No registration is required.

Biblical writers imagine trees clapping, mountains skipping, stars singing, and the whole creating longing for wholeness. Modern people dismiss such things as primitive imagining. But were they on to something? In this reading/conversation-based course, Pastor Chris wants to explore a spirituality of Nature and how human beings can come more fully alive to their cooperative and benevolent vocation as conscious beings summoned by the divine to tend the wellbeing of the place around us.

Each class will cover more pages than many of us may be willing to read (see the reader’s guide below for the schedule), but you don’t have to read all of those pages to participate. Each week Pastor Chris will focus our attention on only a few of those pages and two or three of the questions in the reader’s guide. For the first week, we will focus only on questions 1 (pp 3-10), 3 (pp. 11-21), and 6.
Readers guide: https://longwoodgardens.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/Discussion_And_Question_Guide_Braiding_Sweetgrass.pdf

Vaccination is required for attendance. Be sure to wear a mask.

Childcare is available if requested and if there is a minimum of three children are signed up for childcare each evening. Contact Kate Boxeth for child care at kate@dccpres.org.

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