In Genesis, we meet a God who makes a world out of nothing, bringing day and night, land and sea, and a cacophony of creatures into being. What might happen if we pattern our spiritual lives, as Christians and as leaders, after an imaginative, creating God, who draws a world into being. God’s work is collaborative, working with the materials of creation, rather than fighting with them. Participants in this retreat will have an opportunity to awaken their creative minds, practicing deep listening, imagining new possibilities for life and ministry, and gaining tools to allow dreams to become reality. Creative worship, time singing, praying, and working with our hands, as well as a reading from Emily’s forthcoming book, will make for a rich, nurturing and sustaining experience.
The Rev. Emily Scott is a church planter. She serves as the founding pastor of Dreams and Visions, a spiritual community rooted in the LGBTQ+ community. From 2008-2017, Emily served as the founding pastor of St. Lydia's Dinner Church in Brooklyn, where worship is a full meal, shared around a dinner table. St. Lydia's is now a national model for new church starts and congregations seeking to explore the practice of Dinner Church. Her book, For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World, will be released in spring 2020 from Penguin Random House.
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