Hosted by Wild Church Network and Wild Church BC and made possible in part by a grant from
The Living Spirit Fund and the James Robertson Memorial Trust Fund at the United Church of Canada Foundation
and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Mission Initiatives
Yay! We are so excited to finally be offering a space and a time to gather in-person to share, dream, co-create and co-learn, imagine, hope, make offerings to hold grief and joy and celebrate our 7th year as a Network! This is a time for Sacred Conversations with one another, with the more-than-human kin, and with our soul. Here's a peek into some of the details! More to come!
What do we mean by Sacred Conversation?
Poet David Whyte refers to the "conversational nature of reality," and Victoria Loorz, one of the co-founders of the Wild Church Network and founder of the Center for Wild Spirituality, refers to the word Logos in the Christian context as not a finite 'word,' as we've been taught, but as conversation, the relationship between all things. You can read more about this in her book, Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred. A Sacred Conversation is like tapping into something that is already alive in the world, opening our awareness to the existence of the divine within all beings and things, and bringing our presence to this. It is a process that moves within and around at all times.
For this retreat, It means opening in this way to one another, to the natural and created ecosystems and energy of Five Oaks, with reverence and presence, knowing the divine mystery exists within all.
"In the beginning was the Conversation
and the Conversation was with God
and the Conversation was God. In the
beginning the Conversation already existed."
(a rewording of 1 John 1)