An Untamed God

October 20, 2019 (10:19 AM) -- Minnie

The United Church of Canada congregations of North Vancouver Island invite you to join them for a busy day of inspiring and Spirit-filled learning and sharing at Alberni Valley United Church.
AN UNTAMED GOD: JOURNEYS IN CELTIC AND CREATION-BASED SPIRITUALITY
Creation, Dwelling and Journey: Celtic Wisdom, Celtic Ways 9 am to 1 pm
Explore the Celtic Christian relationships with creation, landscape and place. How do we balance the commitment to stability with the belief in the importance of journey? We will look at Celtic practices for venturing alone, with others, and with God.
Presenters: Frank Shirbroun is a retired New Testament professor with Irish roots. Teresa Di Biase has roots in Wales and is a spiritual director and retired historian and librarian. Together, they lead Celtic pilgrimages as www.celticpilgrim.org
Watershed Discipleship and Creation Justice 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Rev. Laurel Dykstra has a vocation for environmental justice and is the priest of Salal + Cedar www.salalandcedar.com, an Anglican ministry in Vancouver that meets regularly for outdoor worship, education and action. She will share how her community fits into the ecumenical Watershed Discipleship movement, that asks “what does it mean to be a follower of the Jesus Way here, among the land, water, creatures and people of a particular place?” Watershed Discipleship refers both to watersheds as natural geographic divisions and to the fact that we are at a watershed moment in terms of climate crisis.
A suggested donation of $20 will help organizers to cover costs. Beverages and snacks will be available. Please bring your own bagged lunch.
Register by phoning 250-732-8332 or email avunitedchurch@shaw.ca
This event is only two weeks away, so register soon and join us on this journey!
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For more information, contact Rev. Minnie Hornidge at 250-732-8332 or Rev. Elaine Julian at 250-205-0262