A Greener Faith

Slow-Paced Practices of Gratitude

May ~ June 2023

“When Something Comes to Me From My Window” by Rainer Maria Rilke
How surely gravity’s law, 
strong as an ocean current, 
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world. 

Each thing – 
each stone, blossom, child – 
is held in place. 
Only we, in our arrogance, 
push out beyond what we each belong to
for some empty freedom. 

If we surrendered 
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees. 
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused. 

So, like children, we begin again
to learn from the things, 
because they are in God’s heart; 
they have never left him. 

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall, 
patiently to trust our heaviness. 
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly. 

June 25, 2023

“Paying Attention, Finding Healing”

Rev Dr Sam Codington preaching

June 18, 2023

“Learning the Languages of Life”

Rev Dr Sam Codington preaching

June 11, 2023

“Humble Beginnings”

Rev Dr Sam Codington preaching

June 4, 2023
Trinity Sunday

“Discovering Entanglements”

Pastor Sam preaching

May 28, 2023
Pentecost Sunday

“Getting Dirty, Planting Roots “

Pastor Sam preaching

May 21, 2023
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Pastor Kristi Van Nostran preaching

May 14, 2023
Mothers’ Day and Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Walking Barefoot, Every Day”

Pastor Sam preaching

May 7, 2023
Fifth Sunday of Easter

“Paying Attention, Facing Limits”

Pastor Sam preaching