Woodland Worship, Karen Covey Moore
Woodland Worship: A Wild Church Experience offers a contemplative opportunity for participants to commune with the Creator in the beauty of nature. We gather the 4thSaturday of the month in a quiet wooded park area – originally inhabited by the Lenni Lanape peoples – where the trees and the birds welcome us and embrace us. We begin with an invitation to breathe deeply becoming aware of the Presence of the Holy and some meditative music. I usually play my Native American Flute. A reading from Scripture and often a quote or a poem that directs our attention to the witness of Creation is shared and then everyone is invited to spend fifteen or twenty minutes on their own communing with God and nature. We gather again to the sound of the flute song and are invited to share significant insights or experiences that have spoken to our souls. We end with a non-liturgical sharing of Holy Communion. Folk often linger in the beauty of the space.
— Karen Covey Moore, D.Min.