April 28 “The Hidden Life of Trees” with JoAnn Gaffron-Hargrove
Trees, trees, trees! They are everywhere! We admire their beauty and majesty. They give us shelter, shade from the hot sun and help clean the air we breathe. But there is something mysterious about trees: Do they have feelings? Do they communicate? Do they have a life we know nothing about? Let us explore the hidden life of trees. Come early for the Stewardship Breakfast beforehand. See details below.
April 7: “Sacred Instructions: Wisdom for Living Spirit-based Change as We Leap into the World We Need” with the Rev. Kitsy Winthrop. For me every day has become Earth Day as everyday has become Thanksgiving. Think beavers, quantum physics and a magical ring.
April 14: “Healing and Hope: More on the New Research on Psychedelics” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy We are in the midst of a Psychedelic Renaissance brought about by the loosening of government research restrictions in recent years. Researchers are demonstrating that these medicines hold great promise addressing PTSD, depression, anxiety, end-of-life angst and many other conditions, by helping folks find meaning, hope and peace in themselves. Let’s explore this cutting edge development and the hope it holds for alleviating suffering.
April 21: “Easter Easement: Die before You Die” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy The Spring season brings us through the mystery of dying, death and resurrection. Around us the Earth, after winter dormancy, is beginning to awaken. In the Christian tradition, at Easter we contemplate the mystery of Jesus’s dying, death and resurrection. This year Earth Day happens to fall the day after Easter. Let’s gather to celebrate the mystery of the Earth cycles and the Spirit’s cycles. Fear of death characterizes our contemporary world. Yet facing death is the doorway to rebirth, joy and ease! We hope You’ll join us.