I like to think that to one in sympathy with nature, each season, in turn, seems the loveliest.
— Mark Twain
Rev Katie’s Animas View
I’m not a regular hiker, although every time I’ve gone, I’ve enjoyed it. I do walk my dog every day. The first walk we take is in the morning, super early before it’s light out. At this time of year, it feels really dark except for the stars (and my phone light) that brighten our path.
This morning I saw a shooting star, and felt the cool breeze moving through my sweatshirt, telling me that next time, I ought to dress more warmly. I notice the seasons changing, even though I can barely see what’s in front of me.
I would describe myself as a religous naturalist among other things, finding meaning in the history and story of science and creation, people and our earth practices, and the sheer beauty that the gifts of the seasons provide.
There’s a spiritual need for seasons: for growth, for abundance, for decay and for death. And the wheel keeps turning, moving us on.
Faith Formation & Family Ministry Zoom Gathering
I will be holding a meeting this Thursday evening–short–from only 6pm to 7pm, to share updates, and for all of us to consider how we might come together this year in meaningful ways. It’s on Zoom, so please come, here’s the link.
This Sunday, we will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It’s a festival holiday of harvest and shelter. How have we been a shelter for each other? We’ll gather both in person at our sanctuary or online.
Always in the Love,
The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris