We’re continuing the theme of THRESHOLDS, recognizing this time of transition and transformation: racial, environmental, economic, cultural, spiritual. How to leave behind old ways and enter into new ones? How to be with the uncomfortable space of not-yet, the messy middle? Together we’ll engage imagination, spirit, and real-life skills for threshold times.
Writing, Reflection, & Really Good Beverages
Sunday, May 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Join us for two hours of writing from imagination-tickling prompts on thresholds & transitions with Hannah Merrill, Curator of Writing.
Create a Talisman to Honor Transitions
Sunday, May 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Design an amulet/talisman that represents the future you want to live into: More mindfulness? More justice? More self-care? More joy? Together we’ll find the symbols and colors that speak to that change for you. Then we’ll craft them from simple materials found around your home. Where might you place it to remind you as you move through the thresholds in your life? On this Mothers’ Day weekend, we especially invite moms & kids (of all sorts) to celebrate by crafting and reflecting together- and to honor our Mother Earth.
Denise Henrikson, leader, loves to cultivate community through crafting. She has led creative projects regionally and internationally and currently serves as the community director of EcoThrive Housing, a group committed to creating vibrant, affordable, regenerative communities- where people are connected with nature and each other.
Stories of Stepping Out
Sunday, May 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
What happens when you step out? Over a threshold and into a new way of being and doing? Join us for an evening of real-life stories from Gathering Ground community members Rene De Los Santos and Lisa Domke. This evening culminates our exploration of Thresholds over the past months.
In search of volunteers to host a Summer Solstice labyrinth open house
Mindfully following the values of UCUCC and directions of public health, Gathering Ground is carefully planning a distanced and masked outdoor gathering: a labyrinth walking open house on June 20 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. You will be invited to sign up for a time to walk a labyrinth (one household may walk together at a time), to visit labyrinth activity stations, and to join into a community reflection together at 8:30 pm.
We need 17 volunteers to safely host this event. Join in making this meaningful event available by contacting email@example.com.
Gathering Ground is an independent program sponsored by UCUCC, where people of all beliefs come together to share and forge meaning. Programs are always free to attend with contributions welcomed. You will receive a secure Zoom link for each event when you RSVP on www.GatherinGround.org
or email GatherinGround.Seattle@gmail.com.