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I'm a Scottish sacred musician, interspiritual minister and singer songwriter now living in rural Vermont.  These songs & reflections are my soul's way of making sense of the beauty, vulnerability and endless richness of this human life. It's a gift and a pleasure to share them with you. 

Zoom Workshop: Authenticity and Diversity

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All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne VT

Please note that this workshop is for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All, absolutely all are welcome.

When we don't fit the boundaries of the map that's been given to us, we have to find our own way forward. When we don't hear ourselves reflected in the language of the culture we inherit, we have to tell our own stories. Painful as this search for authenticity can be, it can also be a path that's rich with wisdom, creativity, and healing. And as we learn to find our own internal compass, we become more free to shine our unique divine light in the world.

Many queer people of faith know in our bones that the story of God we've inherited is simply not big enough to hold all the truth, beauty, and pain of this world. We know that god is in us, as we are in god, and an expansive, diverse vision of god belongs to all of us.

As a transgender interfaith minister, Rev Simon Ruth de Voil has spent his life learning to stand in his loving, embracing, and wildly unconventional vision of god. He encourages everyone—regardless of identity or sexual orientation—to seek out their own authentic and individual relationship with the god that speaks in their heart.

This afternoon workshop will combine short lectures with music, storytelling, and practices to help listen our way toward the unique voice of god in each of us.

Ticket $25 with scholarship option for those with low income (& lower priced BIPOC reparations tickets too). https://allsoulsinterfaith.networkforgood.com/events/25878-authenticity-in-diversity

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Previous events

Leading worship for Suquamish UCC on zoom

Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division Ave NE, Suquamish

I'm delighted to be joining Suquamish UCC church as their temporary bridge pastor. This virtual gathering happens on zoom; all are most welcome. 10am Pacific time zone every Sunday until they get a permanent pastor. Details can be found here https://suquamishucc.org Join on zoom = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8711889085 Watch on FB = https://www.facebook.com/suquamishucc

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Canticle of Creation new album reveal

online event

Please join me for this first public sharing on my new album https://www.crowdcast.io/e/canticle-of-creation Tickets are $10 (and will include a free digital download of the album as soon as it is ready) but you are welcome to come for free if money is tight. Please use the contact feature of this website if you'd like a free ticket.

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Abbey of the Arts Prayer Cycle LIVE

online event

For many months a team of us at Abbey of the Arts have been making a very special podcast series of evening and morning prayers. To celebrate the completion of this first week of prayers we are hosting a live version of the Prayer cycle. Sign up for this one off special zoom event here:
https://abbeyofthearts.com/blog/2021/01/05/celebrate-the-earth-monastery-prayer-cycle-podcast-with-us/ This is a free event