Summer Intensive 1: Sacred Space, Sacred Community
Monday June 11 - Friday June 15, 8:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
Each course offered at FICS is a one week block (Monday-Friday) called an Intensive. The daily schedule of each Intensive week consists of four elements (Body Prayer, Seminar, Art as Meditation and Integration Group). Students pick one Seminar and one Art as Meditation for each Intensive. All students participate in all four elements of the daily schedule.
Integrating Creation Spirituality into Sacred Community for the 21st Century
In this course, we will explore what it means to create and sustain a community rooted in Creation Spirituality. We will look at core values and proven best practices that enable some of the existing Creation-Centered communities and churches in North America to thrive. This class will focus on two models: Launching a Creation-Centered community from scratch, and initiating a Creation-centered community within an established congregation. The class will look closely at worship as the organizing communal activity to build a Creation-centered community for the 21st Century.
This intensive fulfills this requirement: Reinvention of Work, Leadership, and culture, Ritual Making and Worship or as an Elective.
Art as Meditation
Writing the Prayers of the Cosmos: Liberating Your Mystic Soul
art as meditation
How can our prayers and poetry reflect the new cosmology that science has revealed, and at the same time be a true reflection of our soul’s reverence, devotion and gratitude? Our liturgies need to reflect the cosmos as a sacred unfolding in space and time. In our time together, we will create a sacred space to allow the inspiration of the Great Mystery, the ancestors, and creation to be voiced through us. Participants will spend time in each class writing prayers and, if they choose, sharing their work with others.