What to expect at a Gathering
We believe the earth, the land, the “wild” is a sacred gathering place – a living, breathing sanctuary. When we gather, we acknowledge those who have been on this land and caring for it over the centuries. We believe spending time in the natural world – in the midst of God’s creation – can transform us and help to renew the earth. We meet in a circle, offer an opening ritual including prayers to the directions and acknowledging our dependence on the elements for existence, we share readings and prayers and set intentions for contemplative time on the land, typically 20-40 minutes depending on weather conditions. We then wander or sit on the land, looking to the natural world to teach us. It might be the wind, fallen twigs, ants, bees, birds, rustling grass, wild sagebrush, swimming salmon, or Ponderosa pines. We are always amazed at what speaks truth to our circle each time we gather. After silent time in the natural world, we gather again in circle to share our learnings with one another – and to seek ways to live our love of God and our love of neighbour as found in nature. Our meetings last about 90 minutes and all are welcome to join us.
We welcome calm and well-behaved dogs at Wild Church gatherings. For insurance liability reasons, it is required that dogs be kept on a leash at all times. If you intend to bring your four-legged friend, please be sure the park is dog friendly.
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