The Place of Humans

The Place of Humans

Two weeks ago, I was high in the mountains of Switzerland. In the valleys below, flowers were blooming, trees were leafing out, and birds were singing — a glorious, gentle spring was in full swing. Life was easy. Where I was, though, all was bleak. Sheer walls of rock...

Earth Day at Church of the Woods

We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of Earth Day activities: tree planting, water meditations, signing, picnicking and being in good company with each other and with this beautiful planet! Enjoy some photos below: Water meditations Vernal pool at Church of the Woods...
Goldfinch Resurrection

Goldfinch Resurrection

I was away a few days last week and when I came back to New Hampshire, the male goldfinches had started to turn color. Perching in the sugar maple between zips to the feeder, their newly golden forms flashed like living, breathing photons. They are glorious little...

The Magic of Maple Syrup

We love our maple syrup here in New England — and all of the processes that go along with it! There are only three places in the world where maple syrup is produced: Canada, the Northeast, and the Upper Midwest. From Minnesota, Emily writes about “the...

For the Birds

I woke up early this morning with an urge to take my morning prayer outdoors. With just a hint of light behind the clouds speeding overhead, a strong north wind heralding the coming cold front, a quick cup of coffee warming my insides, and my blue windbreaker over a...

Holy Week Photos

After the stripping of the altar on Good Friday. Peter collecting firewood Preparations for the Holy Saturday bonfire! Candles in the barn (photo by Johanna Young)

Holy Week & Easter Service Schedule

We hope you’ll join us! Maundy Thursday (March 24th): Join us for a community supper and services in Canterbury! 5:30-7:00pm (Feel free to bring a dish to share! Please email Chelsea at chelseascudder@kairosearth.org for more details if you plan to attend.) Good...
Of Seeds Buried in the Earth

Of Seeds Buried in the Earth

“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,  it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”   John 12: 24   These 30 words are, for me, as close as one can get to a one-sentence summary of the mystery of...
Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground

Dear Friends, It was almost eight years ago, on the morning of June 22, 2008 that I woke up wondering, “What is sacred in our world? What does ‘sacred’ mean? How do we even have public conversations about sacredness?” I carried these questions with me when...