Megan Hooker and David Paulsmeyer will share their experiences and understanding about what being in nature and wilderness brings us, and the lessons they've learned about how the natural world has supported, healed, and taught them.
Our speaker, currently Volunteer Coordinator for Partners in Care (hospice), and former hospice chaplain, will discuss opening ourselves to the people around us. Jason is an ordained minister with the Reformed Church in America.
These individuals will be sharing personal insights, thoughts and perhaps some deeper feelings with respect to the topics and conversations shared in Soul Matters groups this past year.
We are story-tellers by nature; telling stories about ourselves, our communities, and our congregations as we do our best to make sense of a world we are simultaneously discovering and inhabiting. In the face of change or uncertainty, our stories can comfort us and guide us. Over the years, our stories change. What stories are emerging? What is the future we are imagining into being?
This talk was first given in a hurried five-minute, 20-slide power point at Ignite Bend in October 2015. On this Sunday Chela will take a little more time and ease to lay out connections between habitual patterns of thought and attitude and pernicious traces of racism within us. She will highlight examples of institutional racism that once were government-sanctioned. Lastly, Chela will present a simple practice to help further our inner work of transformation. A Dance of Universal Peace will be shared in the Pete Seeger Gathering Hall after the service.