Visual Arts

“Prayer & Protest in the Way of the Cross” Easter Labyrinth 2017: This year we look at the stories of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection through a lens of prayer and protest, exploring how he incorporated both practices into his life and ministry, seeking to discover how both practices are motivated out of hope – how elements of protest are found within prayer and how elements of prayer are found within protest. Scripture, Reflection, & Activity

“The Earth Is Yours” Easter Labyrinth 2016: This year we look at the stories of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection through a lens of location and creation. As Jesus moves through creation, he does so that all things, all places, might be transformed. We worship God by saying, “The Earth is Yours!” and God responds to each of us by saying, “The Earth is yours!” Scripture, Reflection, Activity

 

“Covered in the Mantles of Christ, Wrapped in the Wisdom of God” Easter Labyrinth 2015: A mantle is literally something you wear, a sleeveless cloak or cape that rests on your shoulders. We are using the word mantle as a synonym for character trait. As you walk the labyrinth, you are invited to learn about the mantles of Jesus’ life, to experience the character traits of Jesus. You are invited to cover yourself in these mantles, asking how these aspects can rest on each of us and how we can live them out in the world today, with the Wisdom of God resting on our shoulders. 

 

“Be Not Afraid” Easter Labyrinth 2014: Scripture, Reflection, & Activity

 

Psalm Plunge 2013-14
Psalm Plunge

October 18-19, 2013: Our first plunge into the Psalms included a Friday night dinner, lecture on Celtic Psalms from Kiran Wimberly (Princeton Theological Seminary ThM student and Folk Musician) and a study of the Psalms together. On Saturday morning, we split into workshops to create worship elements – art, songs, and liturgies – based on the Psalms to be used in our worship.

January 24-25,2014: Our second plunge included a Friday night dinner and lecture from Martin Tel (Chaplin for Worship Music at Princeton) about the history of the Psalms in worship. On Saturday morning spent more time writing music together and creatively using our voices and bodies to express the psalms in worship.

March 21-22, 2014: Our third plunge was an overnight retreat immersed in the Psalms which included a discussion with Pastors Seth and Stephanie on the question: “What is the theology of RCHP?,” a morning prayer walk, and multiple art/music creative reflections on the Psalms.

May 16, 2014: Our final event was a Psalm Plunge Celebration and Musician Appreciation Dinner to celebrate the wonderful year of creativity we experienced together and to recognize all the hard work that went into the creative process. We heard the music written at the plunges, enjoyed a gallery displaying the art created at the plunges, and reflected on our year spent together with the Psalms and with each other.

We are thankful for the gift of this program, made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

 

 “The Beauty of the Life of Jesus” Easter Labyrinth 2013: This year’s Labyrinth invites us to prayerfully focus on the beauty of Jesus’ life and our own faith journey. Walking along, you are invited to taste, touch, create and pray your way through each station. The hope is that at the end of your journey, the miracle of Easter and the overwhelming love of God will be made ever real and new to each one of us. Scripture, Reflection, & Activity

Oh! Ah! Noah!, May 2011

noah's arkPacked with theological reflections born from the Noah’s Ark story explored through 10 community workshops, told in ways that are sometimes poignant and sometimes silly (as is faith!), this performance was a hit! All proceeds from the performance went to support Heifer International, and enough money was raised to purchase what Heifer calls an “Ark,” a whole bunch of animals that would be distributed to poor, agricultural based families, worldwide.

noah set design

We are thankful for the gift of this program, made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.