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 on the fourth Sunday of the month.

At our upcoming Worship in the Woods, on Sunday, August 23rd, Marie Rudzinsky will be our guest leader and will facilitate a time of mindful walking to wake-up our senses to our connection with the Earth.  We will meet in the parking lot and using some mindfulness exercises, we will journey as a group to Point of Pines, our outdoor chapel.

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 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.  Portable toilets will be available in the parking lot.

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

FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd: Weather looks to be high 80's and overcast.  Please arrive wearing a face mask and be prepared to maintain physical distance. We will meet in the parking lot and using some mindfulness exercises, we will journey as a group to 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.  

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.