Faith + Life: Upcoming Sessions
When: Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Where: Hunter Room 205
February 23 & March 1: Another Story Heard
As Rachel Held Evans, reminds us, we are storytelling creatures. But when was the last time we visited our own stories – or made up new ones? Are we ready for “re-story-ation”? (Now there’s a word.)
Join Gail Burnaford for Another Story Heard, where we will examine the ABCs of our childhood stories about religion and church – if there were any. We will think about the stories that shape our thinking about the world and our environment – and compare them to the stories of indigenous peoples who see ecological sustainability as a matter of stories we tell to each other, using Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants. We will hear stories from young people and children, which won’t fail to teach and inspire. Barbara Brown Taylor writes: My mosaic has my fingerprints all over it. I made it up. It’s my mosaic. We will examine Brown Taylor’s concept of a mosaic – and enter the Lenten season through stories.
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 : Life... One Story After Another - Carolyn Rapp
This five-week class will help you develop the basic techniques of storytelling, with the goal of creating a story that can be shared aloud. Perhaps you would like to create a story based on Rock Spring’s theme Who Is My Neighbor? Or develop a story about someone who has accompanied you on your spiritual journey and helped you live into your faith. Or mine your memory to find a story to pass on to your children and grandchildren. The choice is yours. This class will help you shape your anecdotal material and reminiscence into a story that is a gift to yourself and all who hear it. For planning purposes, it will help Carolyn to know who will attend this series. You may register in the Saegmuller Room or by emailing Ashley Martinage (firstname.lastname@example.org)