Mar. 12, 2023 – Awen and the Parable of the (Rice) Sower

We gather to honor the Equinox and the immanence of Spring. As seeds buried in the ground burst into seedlings all around us, this season also invites us to burst into new life and creativity. What do we need in order to get out of our shells, leave behind what no longer serves, and embrace the freshness of Spring? What can our beautiful stained glass window in our sanctuary tell us about planting good seeds? Join us in an earth-centering service of creativity, balance, and grounding informed by wisdom from Celtic Neopaganism with a retelling of the Sower Parable from a Philippine perspective. Piper Rowanoak Swim leading with worship associate Kevin Mann.

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