Ancestors…..the ones we listen to, the ones we are becoming
This fall the Gathering Ground Community delves into the power of ancestors. We will deepen our personal and collective roots: to listen to the ancestors who inspire us and to become the ancestors for whom the future is grateful. With reflective questions, shared stories, creative play, and joint action, we’ll fertilize the roots of the ancestors we are becoming.
We regularly meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. This fall we’ll experiment with some other times and formats of connecting and organizing, responding to the needs of election season, racial reckoning, and the need to connect in new ways during COVID.
1st Sunday Writing Group
This informal group offers creative writing prompts to get the words flowing and a welcoming atmosphere. Writers of all levels welcomed. 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sundays September 6, October 4, November 1, & December 6. RSVP here for September.
Make your own Spiritual First Aid Kit: a crafting workshop
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2:00-4:30pm.
These days, wouldn’t a Spiritual First Aid Kit be a handy thing to have? We’ll each craft our own kit, with images that offer ancestral and personal healing and resilience. Attendance capped at 10 people perworkshop
Introduction to Day of the Dead
Sunday, October 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Learn about the moving practices of the Mexican fiesta, Die de los Muertos from Rene De Los Santos. Day of the Dead is November 2, so you will be prepared to celebrate!
Being a Good Ancestor
Sunday, November 15, 7:00 – 9:00pm
No matter what happens on November 3, we need deep roots to be present for waves of anger, relief, fear, and hope. With reflective questions, shared stories, & creative play, we’ll take a night to fertilize the roots of the ancestors we are becoming.
Sunday, December 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm