Spirituality and the Arts Summer Worship Series
Join our guest speakers and performers for a wonderful potpourri of sharings on spirituality and the arts from cartooning, to fine art, to dancing, to drumming, to music, to storytelling, and more. Don’t miss our popular Jazz Service led by Chuck Miller on August 20.
July 2—MetaFourth Be with You— Rev. Barnaby leads reflections in song, poetry, images, and prayer on the many symbols we use to express our feelings about our nation.
July 9—Cartooning with a Conscience—Andy Kolovos, Director of
Archives and Research, Vermont Folklife Center looks at how telling stories through cartoons serves the needs of Vermont’s immigrant farmworkers.
July 16—Finding a Balance—Artist Patti Sgrecci shares the ups and downs of a life creating art.
July 23—The Spirituality of Dance— with Christal Brown, choreographer, educator, performer, writer, and activist.
July 30—Guinean Culture and Spirituality—West African dancer, drummer, and musician, Seny Daffe shares his personal journey in Islam.
August 6—Space Between: Expressing the Inexpressible—Pianists Tim Guiles and Kate Gridley focus on spirituality, artistic expression, and collaboration, with four hands and two pianos.
August 13—A Lie is the Truth Set in Fear; Music is the Truth Experienced Directly—with Steven Fidler.
August 20—Jazz Service—featuring the music of Duke Ellington, with Chuck Miller (piano), Bear Irwin (trombone), Glendon Ingalls (acoustic bass and trumpet), Nick Aloi (percussion) and special guests Chris Prickitt (banjo) and Bob McKenzie (harmonica).
August 27—Folk Musicians and Theater Makers, the Bengsons —lead worship through story and song.
Rev. Barnaby will lead the summer version of our quarterly CommUUnion downstairs following the Jazz Worship Service. This simple ritual merges Christian and Earth-centered practices to celebrate wisdom inherited from prophets known and unknown about our place in the interconnected web of existence. All are welcome.