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Wild Church Leadership Retreat

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - May 4 @ 2:00 pm

This is a retreat is for anyone wanting to learn more about leading wild church services. We especially encourage anyone who will lead or hopes to lead a wild church service in Algonquin Park in the summer to attend.

In Wild Church, also known as Forest Church, we attune ourselves to the Sacred through the earth and her creatures. The more-than-human world is part of the gathered congregation.

We gather to listen deeply, explore creatively, and live gratefully; and to be transformed by intentional connection with the ancient and sacred rhythms of the creation of which we are a part. Together we will read and study the Book of Nature.

The ancients say that to know nature is to know something of God.

Leaders of this retreat, Marilyn and Svinda will explore, among other things, what it means to lead a worship service that is not simply an indoor service moved to the outdoors; how to engage with all our senses, knowing that the gathered community includes the human and more-than-human beings in our midst; and how to lead others to do the same. We will also share some spiritual practices that can be included in a wild church service.

For more information and to register, please visit Rise Above Guest House Retreats

If you are interested in leading worship this summer, we are asking that you fill out an application which you can find on our website along with more information regarding deadlines and when applications will be reviewed.

Any questions can be directed to Marilyn and Svinda by email.


May 2 @ 4:00 pm
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
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Rise Above Guest House/Cathedral of the Trees
470 East Road Loop
Hastings Highlands, K0L 1C0 Canada
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