Worship in the Woods

Monthly on the 4th Sunday 3:00 PM

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With summer here and restrictions lifted, now more than ever, you are invited to join us for our monthly Worship in the Woods 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.

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 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, JUNE 27th = We are adding an afternoon lakeside meditation sit from 1:30-2:30 pm with Marie Rudzinsky before Worship in the Woods. No registration needed.  Just show up and spend time in corporate silence with Marie by the lake.  Worship in the Woods will be held as usual around 3 pm.  Forecast is sunny in the mid-70s.  It looks to be a perfect day to be together outdoors and to hear creation speak!  For those who have not joined us before, we will meet in the park lot and walk as a group to Point of Pines at 3:05 pm, and will begin our time by the lake at 3:10 pm for those who may want to come earlier to walk the grounds.  The grounds will be open by 1:30 pm on Sunday and will close at sunset.

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.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  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.