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Canterbury Shaker Village hosts day of spiritual exploration


November 02. 2017 12:57PM




CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village is setting aside Sunday as a day of worship and spiritual exploration in the community.

Titled “Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Living a spiritual life in the world around us,” the program is sponsored by the village, the Canterbury United Community Church (CUCC) and the Church of the Woods/Kairos Earth.

“These organizations ... hope to offer all who seek spiritual meaning an opportunity to step outside of their normal ways in a day of open-minded togetherness,” event organizers said.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and food, followed at 10 a.m. by a joint church service in the village. (Donations will be accepted.) At 11 a.m., contemplative activities will include a nature walk led by the Rev. Stephen Blackmer of Church of the Woods and naturalist Ruth Smith, and a discussion of Tolstoy’s “Calendar of Wisdom” with Max Latona, professor of philosophy at St. Anselm College, and Amanda Grappone Osmer.

A noon potluck lunch will be followed at 1 p.m. by more options for active worship, such as singing with the Shaker Singers under the direction of Kathy Southworth; yoga with Jo Brooks; and an open studio with Hannah Anderson, an artist, life coach and Episcopal priest.

For more information, visit kairosearth.org/church-of-the-woods/upcoming-events/4215-2/.


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