RIVER PILGRIMAGE COMES TO BRATTLEBORO: SUNDAY, JUNE 25:
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF CELEBRATING OUR CONNECTICUT RIVER
From May 31-July 9, River Pilgrims of all faiths will be paddling portions of the Connecticut River from its headwaters to its mouth in Long Island Sound.
Rejoice in and give thanks for the miracle of all life that is made possible by the grace of God through water. This spiritual journey of renewal, restoration, and reconciliation, is shaped by the Christian tradition around a series of activities along the Connecticut River, from the Source to the Sea.
Water is central to life, and living, flowing rivers have played an integral role in ecological, social, economic and spiritual practice worldwide since time immemorial. The Connecticut River is a prime example of a river carrying the lifeblood of a region. We’ll be joined by members of the Pilgrimage on Sunday June 25, in worship, food, paddling and contemplative practice.
The first part of the morning will take place at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Avenue.
9 AM: Adult Education Forum: “Honoring the Living Waters of our Earth and Our Lives” with reflections on “Water Justice” and “Watershed Discipleship” led by Cary Gaunt and Fred Taylor
10:15 AM: Sunday Service of Worship: Theme of Sacred Water, with Guest Preacher, Rev. Stephen Blackmer, founder of “Church of the Woods” and Initiator of the River of Life Pilgrimage
12:00 AM: St. Michael’s “Strawberry Spectacular” fund-raiser for Pure Water for the World – with Strawberry Shortcake, sandwiches-fixings and perhaps a few river songs!
1-3 PM: Opportunity for paddling on the Connecticut River; meditative walking; and reflective sharing. Canoes and Kayaks will be available from the nearby canoe rental service for a reasonable charge: bring your canoe or kayak if you have one, or just come and bring your love of water. We will gather at the boat launch north of the Marina Restaurant (28 Spring Tree Road)
For more information on the Pilgrimage, go to kairosearth.org/river/