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 will begin gathering again beginning on Sunday, June 28th and continuing on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Join us at Point of Pines, the outdoor chapel at Rolling Ridge, as we connect all people, God and creation through nature contemplation. 

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 and no restroom facilities available.

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

FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 28th: As of Saturday, the forecast is low-80's, humid and sunny, with a very slight chance of showers in the evening.  Please wear a face mask and be prepared to maintain physical distance. 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.  

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.