June 2014
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Summer Gathering 2014

 July 10-12 DePaul University 


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"But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being."


Job 12:7-10 

 + Gathering Update +

Tilling and Keeping:

Fitting Practices for a Very Good Creation 


Plenary Speakers:

 Norman Wirzba, Ched Myers, and Philip Bess


Special video presentation recorded especially for the Gathering:

Bill McKibben



Jessie Shuman Larkins, Sally Youngquist, Jim McCoy


Worship Music led by:

David Butzu


Lectio Divina led by:

Mark Lau Branson


with centering music led by:

Claire McCoy Mayfield and Monica Laytham


Workshops (full descriptions):

 Write Relationships:

Poetry as a Practice and Mirror of Creation

led by Danny Kim


Soil Care, Soul Care

led by members of the Koinonia Community


What Do You Do When You Lose?

The Keystone XL, Activism and the Local Congregation

led by Kyle Childress


Earth to Earth:

Natural Burial Practices and Christian Theology 

led by Ben Stewart


Local Craft as Discipleship

led by Greg Clark, Tyler Delong, and Dan McClain



Film Festival Documentaries from:

Abundant Table

Bethlehem Farm

Catholic Committee of Appalachia

Church of the Brethren

Cornerstone Edibles

Covenant Community Garden

Delta Community

Eden Vigil

Englewood Christian Church

Messiah College


Special showing of the Showtime Documentary

"Years of Living Dangerously"


Saturday Afternoon Field Trip

(Transporation and Lunch Provided):

Chicago Lights Urban Farm


Locally Sourced Dinner on Thursday Evening  

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