Nov. 5: Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Living a spiritual life in the world around us


Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Living a spiritual life in the world around us

A day of prayer, exploration and community

Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 9:30am-2:30pm

Free registration. Please register here. Attendees are welcome to participate in the full day or attend only a portion, depending on their time and interests.

All are invited to Canterbury Shaker Village for a day of worship and spiritual exploration co-sponsored by the Village, the Canterbury United Community Church, and the Church of the Woods / Kairos Earth. These organizations, collaborating for the first time in this way, hope to offer all who seek spiritual meaning an opportunity to step outside of their normal ways in a day of open-minded togetherness.

Schedule of the day:

9:30am: Registration, coffee, and breakfast food.
10am: Joint church service presented by Canterbury United Community Church and Church of the Woods.
Offerings collected during the service will go towards covering the day’s expenses, and any surplus will be donated to the Canterbury Fund as an expression of community service. 
11am: Participants will be invited to choose among several options for a time of contemplation, including a nature walk led by the Rev. Stephen Blackmer of Church of the Woods and naturalist Ruth Smith, as well as a discussion of Tolstoy’s Calendar of Wisdom under the guidance of Max Latona, a professor of philosophy at St. Anselm College, and Amanda Grappone Osmer.
12pm: Share in sacred fellowship over a potluck lunch featuring soup prepared by the Canterbury Benevolent Society.
1pm: Participants may choose among several more options for active worship, such as singing with the Shaker Singers under the direction of Kathy Southworth, yoga with Jo Brooks, and an open studio with Hannah Anderson, an artist, life coach and Episcopal priest.
2pm: Closing gathering around the question of how to carry the spirit of the day forward.


For further information, please contact:

Susan Bennett, executive director, Shaker Village / 603-783-9511

Jo Brooks, director of operations, Church of the Woods / Kairos Earth

Rev. Sara Rossigg, Canterbury United Community Church / 603-783-9365