Rev. Gretchen Haley guides us in a meditation to shake off whatever may be weighing us down and to cultivate playfulness!
Rev. Sean explores how play can unlock joy, why it's worthwhile to find the fun in daily routine, and what we need for play to flourish.
Enjoy this guided meditation featuring readings from Richard Powers and Mary Oliver. Set to "Loosen Loosen" performed by Rev. Christopher. (Permission to use song granted by the original artist.)
Take a moment to ground yourself with this all-ages strong tree meditation from Foothills Family Ministry.
Rev. Gretchen frames our present culture of death and violence as a spiritual crisis and draws on lessons from the forest to teach us how we might reorient ourselves in service to the world and remember that "all of us need all of us to make it."
Rev. Gretchen draws on The Overstory by Richard Powers and her Pacific Northwest childhood in a family of loggers and mill workers to explore how trees humble us and how we must remember to see the bigger story, especially when we find ourselves in disagreement with others.
Melanie blends storytelling and song as she teaches us to develop our personal "Melodic Medicine Kit" - songs we can call on when we're struggling.
Rev. Gretchen invites us to reckon with truth and contradictions in stories. She examines where our profound human need to seek patterns - even where none exist - can become dangerous and explores the importance of intentionally moving from our individual stories into the collective story in a way that embraces diverse experiences.
Rev. Gretchen draws on the story of Easter and the history of the 1918 pandemic to illustrate the importance of telling our stories even when our impulse is to try to forget and just move on.