Worship in the Woods

Monthly on the 4th Sunday 3:00 PM

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As restrictions on meetings are easing, our monthly Worship in the Woods continue on the fourth Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm.  (See below for updates on Sunday.)

Join us as we connect all people, God and creation through nature contemplation. And for the month of February, trek through the snow!

Celebrate the Divine presence in all things as we seek to live in harmony with everyone and everything.  Transform yourself and renew the Earth as we worship together on the beautiful shore of Lake Cochichewick.

Rooted in the Christian tradition, Worship in the Woods is open to people of all faiths and in all stages of the spiritual path.  If nature is your "church", this is the place for you.  For more on nature contemplation, check out Lawrence's blog here

Registration is free, and encouraged.  Please wear a face mask and be prepared to maintain physical distancing as we gather.  Also note that there will be no access to the Rolling Ridge mansion.

 Check this web page the day before for weather preparation updates.
FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th = Cloudy in the mid 40's with a slight chance of rain.  In spite, we are still planning on a snowshoeing Worship in the Woods.  Rolling Ridge has not cleared our trails so we have a foot of snow on the grounds, though some has been melted with the rains.  The main parking lot is still snowed in so follow the plowed road to the staff parking area.  Please park perpendicular to the lake.  We will meet at the back of the house and walk together by 3:05 pm.  PLEASE BRING SNOWSHOES!  You will need snowshoes to get to Point of Pines and join in our meditative time of mindful walking in the snow.  Although it will be in the 40s, please dress warm with layers as you may heat up as we snowshoe.  Please also arrive wearing a facial covering.  Thanks!
 

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

Marie Rudzinsky

Marie has been studying, practicing and living mindfully for over 10 years.  She has helped many people with MS, and runs mindfulness programs at Lake Quanapowitt in Wakefield, MA and surrounding areas.  As a retreat facilitator, Marie  will guide the group providing wisdom, experience and compassionate support.
        
She is also qualified to teach the MBSR (Mind, Body Stress Reduction) program and trained with the UMass Center for Mindfulness Medical School.