St. David’s is excited to announce the Faith & Story Project: a year of creative story-telling that begins in September 2012 and continues through September 2013.
Our always-aspiring-to-be-fearless leader, Sara Fischer, is taking sabbatical May through August 2013. While the expectation is always that a sabbatical will be a time for renewal for the clergy-person lucky enough to have one, a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment has made it possible for our congregation to have some renewal fun of our own.
As part of our own evolving story as a community, we will spend a year telling and reflecting upon our own stories of life and faith, love, and work. You can begin today: What’s your story? Can you tell it in 150 words or less? Share your story.
Beginning in May, St. David’s will offer a variety of creative story-telling opportunities:
Lynn Otto has been invited to be our Writer-in-Residence from May through September. She will offer an intensive weekend workshop in May and additional ongoing workshop time throughout the summer for those who want to explore faith story-telling through writing.
Check out the Faith & Story Q & A
Todd & Angie Fadel, co-pastors of the Bridge Church, will offer a series of experiences with Ink Brethren, a spontaneous, collaborative songwriting/song-collecting game that establishes a space for safe exploratory work. The process is a highly creative and spirit-filled musical exercise where song ideas flourish and criticism is temporarily withheld in order to “let something alive take shape.” The first songwriting workshop will be Saturday, June 1, from noon to 2 pm.
LeRoy Goertz, St. David’s Artist-in-Residence, will offer Godly Clay for children on Sunday mornings in June and July. Children will use clay to tell family stories and more. Additional creative opportunities in sculpture and paint will be provided to adults as well.
Who gets to participate in this faith and story project? You! This project is open to all members of St. David’s ever-extending family: building partners, neighbors, occasional visitors, new and old members of our worshipping community, and everyone in between.
What will we do with this when the project is completed? Whatever we want! Our hope is that in fall 2013 we’ll have an art show, readings, music recitals, live story-telling events, and other offerings to share the fruits of our labors. Who knows, maybe we’ll even publish a zine.