Wild Churchis a gathering in nature to appreciate what God reveals through creation. All are welcome for kinship and connection.
Please bring an offering of compostable items:
Manure (preferably organic)
Any non-animal food scraps: fruits, vegetables, peelings, bread, cereal, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags (preferably minus the staples)
Composting takes waste, things that are dead, and what others might consider trash and creates new life. Come and explore what compost can teach us about death, resurrection, and new life. We will dedicate a compost area at Kirkridge, wander about and share bread and drink. Come and connect. Come and see.
At the start of spring, I open a trench
in the ground. I put into it
the winter’s accumulation of paper,
pages I do not want to read
again, useless words, fragments,
errors. And I put into it
the contents of the outhouse:light of the sun, growth of the ground,
finished with one of their journeys.
To the sky, to the wind, then,
and to the faithful trees, I confess
my sins: that I have not been happy
enough, considering my good luck;
have listened to too much noise;
have been inattentive to wonders;
have lusted after praise.
And then upon the gathered refuse
of mind and body, I close the trench,
folding shut again the dark,
the deathless earth. Beneath that seal
the old escapes into the new.