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The Planets in Their Courses

  By Johanna Young, diaconal intern “At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home. “ (from Eucharistic Prayer C, BCP) On the evening before the...

Greening of the Barn!

We enjoyed a lovely barn greening and Advent service on December 20th to welcome our brand new barn at Church of the Woods! Singing, standing by the wood stove (!), collecting firewood, drinking hot cider, decorating -- a wonderful and warm welcoming indeed!  (photo...

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Enjoy this beautiful holiday reflection about connection to place from Rev. Hannah Anderson. We hope you'll join us for further holiday cheer at Church of the Woods this Sunday for our Greening of the Barn! Having grown up on a Pennsylvania farm and played extensively...

Imaging & Reimagining Art Exhibit

This exhibition came on the heels of Chelsea’s six-week cross-country bicycle ride for her work as communications and outreach coordinator at Kairos Earth. During her trip, Chelsea considered the individual’s relationship to place by collecting interviews and...

Traditions of Transition

Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to feature this post from Johanna Young about some of our autumn rituals and transitions. Leaves have turned from green to caramel, butterscotch and rich cranberry. The forest floor is littered with an abundance of leaf,...

Fall’s Peak: Solo Backpacking in Baxter State Park

We always love Wendy Weiger's photojournals! Here are some beautiful photographs and reflections from her latest expedition into Baxter State Park:  In early September, I discovered Wassataquoik Lake, a wild and intensely beautiful stretch of water that lies between...

Storytelling Pt. II

Part II of II Chelsea wrote for Inhabiting the Anthropocene:   Last summer I rode 2,500 miles across the country, interviewing people about “the sacred” and our human connection to land and place. This is the second of two posts about my experiences–if you want...

Storytelling & Relationship to Place

Below is the first in a two-part series Chelsea is writing for the blog, Inhabiting the Anthropocene. You can find the original post HERE.  A Sense of the Sacred ‘Sacred’ is a word that has not been uttered often enough in discussions of conservation and climate...

Open House Photos!

  We had a wonderful Open House day of hikes, trail work, fantastic food, church services, and watching the lunar eclipse around a bonfire! Check out some photos here: Photo credit: Kelly Short (THANK YOU!) ...

Why it Matters to be a Church of the Woods

As we approach this first birthday of Church of the Woods, I have been reflecting on what happens at Church of the Woods and why it matters, at this time in history, to be a church that is in and of the woods. Here are a few reflections on the central elements of our...

A View from the Covered Bridge: Final Weeks

As Norman brings his year of daily reflections on the Ottauquechee River to a close, he ponders what it has meant to repeatedly ask the river, "What is it like for you?" I began this river journal on September 27, 2014, with the intention of carrying it through for...

Feet Feats

Nikki - Marshall Lake, WA Kendra - Marshall Lake, WA Angela & Nora - Cut Bank, MT Brent - Badlands, ND

Dinosaurs & the Sacred

Dr. Freedman Fowler talks dinosaurs and paleontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, MT

Interview with Kendra & Nicole

I had a blast interviewing my adorable cousins, Kendra and Nicole, at their cabin on Marshall Lake in Washington. Watch the interview HERE.

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