Speaker: Rev. Lynda Sutherland

Ecophilia: Loving Creation Madly

Ecologist David George Haskell says,” I think we’re all in a deep relationship with the natural world.” But relationships must be tended. What practices in your life draw you closer to your true essence and closer to compassion for other beings and all of creation?

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Glorious Diversity

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reation is rife with theme and variation, and yet fear has driven us to try to tame, label and homogenize it. What do we lose when we privilege dominant voices and limit perspectives?  Diversity is an essential part of creation and should be celebrated!

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Creation As Blessing

Life in all its joys and struggles is a blessing-which means, it is something worth sharing. How might moving through our days with an eye for recognizing goodness and blessing,transform our experience of life?

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Around Every Corner

We are often surrounded by messages that encourage feelings of scarcity and fear. What “makes news” heaps images and stories of what might happen to us. Like walking down dark, winding and narrow alleyways in Scare City, we can move through our lives in fear … read more.

Towers of Power (All Ages)

More, more, more! Like skyscrapers that begin to loom over us
casting a shadow below, our quest for “more” power,
prestige, wealth, and domination have created a culture
of oppressive “not enough-ness.” We are overwhelmed,
overworked and over-stressed.  In this first week of our series,
we begin to confront the … read more.

DREAM

All of our actions are born out of desire, out of a dream and vision for the future. This is our birthright: to imagine and to create. What brings you alive? What truly moves your soul in the deepest way? What you create out of … read more.

REST

Something grossly overlooked in the creative process is the place of effortlessness and play. Staying too focused on deadlines and how every moment can be “productive” robs us of an important feature of what it means to be humans: rhythm. Pushing through is non-sustainable, and … read more.

RE-INTEGRATE

Everything in the interconnected web of existence is in relationship with all other things. Nothing exists in isolation. So too for our relationships with others. What happens for humanity is closely related to how we respond to each other. It takes trust to offer ourselves … read more.

LISTEN

“Listening” as part of creativity is about perceiving. We open our senses to see what is emerging.  Instead, once the act of creating begins, we listen to how the Spirit is guiding our next steps and unfolding possibilities we were previously unaware of. Perhaps what … read more.