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7 – 8:30 PM, Gathering of Spirits on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this hour we will gather with spiritual leaders from a variety of religious traditions.

We will pause in the midst of our honoring the gift of earth and the struggles to learn from its wisdom invitations.

We will share readings, say prayers, offer blessings, listen to reflections and be with each other in meditative silence and music.

Tentative Outline of the gathering: 

Welcome from Rev. John Boonstra.

Opening prayers/centering/candle lighting: Rev. Vicky Stifter, Riverside Community Church.

A Native Spiritual Grounding: Brigette McConville, Warm Springs Tribal Council.

Our Gorgeous Home:  Kalama Reuter, Sufi Spiritual Leader

Jewish community offering on earth day: Rabbi Rob Abramovitz.

Song selection by  Karen Harding

Baha’i offering on earth day: Bill Weiler, Baha’i Spiritual Assembly of Klickitat County

Christian offering on earth day: Rev. Laura Robinson, Bethel Congregational Church

A Druid offering on earth day:  Rev. Kirk Thomas; Archdruid of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF)

Abbot of the Order of the White Mountain at Trout Lake Abbey

Poetry Offering: Rev Alicia Spiedel, Hood River Valley Christian Church

Silence (framed by John)

Poetry Offering: Rev. Kelly Mahon, St, Marks Episcopal Church

Song selection by Chelan Harkin, Baha’i Spiritual Assembly of Klickitat County

Buddhist Metta prayer: The Venerable Kozen Sampson;  Mount Adams Zen Buddhist Temple

Unitarian offering on earth day:  Rev. Judy Zimmerman, Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Offering of prayers (responsive): Rev. Andy Wade; _________

closing words: Rev. John Boonstra

Prior to the meeting please review the Zoom best practices page by clicking here.

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Meeting ID: 981 636 659

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We have 100 seats for each Zoom video conference that CGCAN hosts. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


April 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network
Gorge Ecumenical Ministries