Cathedral of the Trees, Rev. Svinda Heinrichs and Rev. Marilyn Zehr
Cathedral of the Trees
In the Cathedral of the Trees, we attune ourselves to the Sacred through the earth and her creatures. The more than human world is part of the gathered congregation. We invite people to join us to listen deeply, explore creatively, and live gratefully. Our hope is that people come and are transformed by intentional connection with the ancient and sacred rhythms of the creation of which we are a part. Together we read and study the book of Nature, which some call the Second Book of Scripture. The ancients say that to know nature is to know something of God.
Our time together follows this general pattern: We gather ourselves together, attend to our arrival, share a prayer, a reading or story, and a few instructions for participating in a spiritual practice in nature which may include wandering off on your own and then regathering where you will be invited to share with each other your experiences in order to deepen them. And the more than human world is part of our gathering – always full of wisdom and surprises.
Our meeting time will be approximately 1 to 2 hours which includes sharing in a light meal at the end. We meet regardless of the weather and so ask people to dress according to conditions (we would cancel only if personal safety were at risk – i.e., lightening or ice storm). And finally, children and pets welcome and important. For more information, please visit our website: riseabove470.wordpress.com/cathedral-of-the-trees.
— Rev. Svinda Heinrichs and Rev. Marilyn Zehr,
United Church of Canada Ministers