Church of the Wild - Companioning Earth in Darkness

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Dayspring Silent Retreat Center

11301 Neelsville Church Rd

Germtantown, MD 20876

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Companioning Earth in Darkness

This month Church of the Wild DC-MD-VA will explore the theme of Companioning Earth in Darkness. How might we companion our beloved Earth amid the breakdown of its living systems? In what "language" do we convey our mutual grief and abiding love? Does the companioning of the Earth open reciprocal companioning of the Earth with us?

Gathering of Church of the Wild

Come early to join in the drumming around the fire starting at 2:40 pm.

Please note that there will be no spiritual nature walk before the Church of the Wild gathering this month.

Location

During the winter, we will be meeting at Dayspring Retreat Center in Germantown (just north of Gaithersburg) so that we might have a roaring fire to keep us warm. It's closer than you might think! Only a half-hour from most locations in the DC area. Many thanks to Dayspring for their generosity in hosting us. Specific directions below.

Carpool

Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible! Please use our online carpool sign up if you are interested in coordinating transportation to the gathering! Please indicate in the waitlist section if you'd like to be picked up or dropped off at a metro station.

Directions

As you enter Dayspring, follow "Silent Retreat" signs. Following those signs, you will enter the woods and then come to a fork in the road. Follow the sign to "Church of the Wild parking." You can park in the Silent Retreat parking lot where there is a gate. Then follow the signs that say "Church of the Wild, walk this way" that will lead to the gathering place.

About Church of the Wild DC-VA-MD

Coming from many faith traditions, Church of the Wild gathers monthly in the Metro DC area to honor the mutual indwelling of the Divine with the Earth and all of its beings, remembering our sacred interconnection and interdependence through contemplative spiritual practices, music, and wanderings. As participants in the web of creation, we seek to be attentive to the Holy in our midst and invite one another to come home to the sacred ecological ground in which we live. This groundedness guides us to live from a place of deeper compassion, care and gratitude for all living things.

All Are Welcome!

We strive to be intergenerational and accessible to all. ASL interpretation will be available this month!

We welcome children and can offer age-appropriate programming. Please contact us when you'll be attending with children or when accessibility is a concern so that we can be fully welcoming. All are welcome and respected!

Stay Connected

We look forward to connecting with you and this sacred community. For more information on Church of the Wild or this event, check out our website or email Sarah Anders, our Spiritual Leader, or Beth Norcross, Church of the Wild co-founder and Founding Director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature.

Check out the trailer for the Church of the Wild film by Jane Pittman!

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Help Keep Church of the Wild Going

Church of the Wild is free of charge and open to all. We love leading this gathering, but we do have many expenses. We would be very grateful to those of you who are able to contribute as you can so that we can continue to offer this program to a broad range of participants.

Many thanks!


Please register for this free gathering so that we can keep you up-to-date on event information, including what to bring, directions, parking information, and weather-related changes!

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Dayspring Silent Retreat Center

11301 Neelsville Church Rd

Germtantown, MD 20876

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