Camp Beech Grove welcomes children (rising Kindergarten to rising 3rd Grade) who want to connect with each other and nature, learn about the outdoor world in which they live, and have time to play in the forest. The children will have an opportunity to experience the sacredness of all people, plants and animals. We’ll do yoga, hear sacred stories, sing, dig in the dirt, have hands-on nature and science activities, play, and learn the ways of compassionate communication. Our church is in the midst of the Central UCC Nature Preserve: a forest sanctuary for people, native plants and pollinators. The camp will have weekly sessions, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, June 1 to July 10. We are now offering a discount and holding the cost at $175 until further notice. Please download the application for more details.
The week of June 8-12, we will also have a rising 4th & 5th Grade group.
- I will be offering two embodied spiritual practices of meditation and mindfulness: Spirit Flow and Spirit Stillness. Spirit Flow is a more “active” practice of meditation in movement; Spirit Stillness is a supported and restorative practice that includes journaling.
- Revs Ginnie and Lacey will be providing a meal and intergenerational gathering space on Wednesday nights; it’s not a potluck—simply come and receive.
- Revs Maureen and Sally and I are planning a “Service for Wholeness and Healing” on Sunday, March 8 at 6:00pm.
- On Sunday, March 22, following a similar form of the Winter Solstice event, we will have a Vernal Equinox celebration. Participants will be invited to “let go” of something into the fire of transformation (or just have s’mores and enjoy the fellowship).
I invite you to explore the personal and communal potential of a mindful pilgrimage through Lent. Like good compost, we will turn the theme of “letting go” in many different ways. Notice the surprise of an invitation; there may be a “spring that waits to be,” ready to be reveal this season.
In hopes of wholeness,
Great Decisions (Window Room 2), 9:30 to 10:45am