Worship in the Woods

Monthly on the 4th Sunday except 12/22/2019

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Join us as we connect all people, God and creation through nature contemplation and communion.

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 at Rolling Ridge.

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.

Check this web page the day before for weather preparation updates.

FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: We've said that Worship in the Woods in communing with creation regardless of the weather.  We look forward to Brother Wind and Rain joining us on Sunday.  Current forecast is 95%-100% rain with a high in the upper 40's.  Please bring an umbrella, dress warm, wear rain gear and boots.  You may want to bring gloves.  For those who have not joined us before, meet in the Rolling Ridge main parking lot by 3:05 pm to receive directions to Point of Pines Outdoor Chapel.  Point of Pines is a 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot.  We will begin the program about 3:15 pm at Point of Pines.  Because of the weather, we will be keeping it on the shorter side but we'll be worshipping in the woods on Sunday. Join us, if you dare!

NOTE: Because of the Christmas holiday, December "Worship in the Woods" is moved to Sunday, December 29th.  

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.