Pastures and Pastors: Theology in the Paddock

May 7, 2016, 10:00am:
Don’t take the title too seriously. The pastures are open to everyone. At the farm we kinda buy into the idea of the “priesthood of all believers,” so if you an pastor, elder, deacon, or just have an interest in how agriculture influences the Hebrew and Christian text, this is for you!

We recognize most of us live in an urban-suburban society, and few of us have the opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle which our our ancestors took for normal. Much of our theology is rural and agriculturally based, yet most of us obtain a theological education without ever entering the paddock and experiencing the chicken, hog, sheep, goat, or cow.

This day is an introduction soil, plants, and animals and how they might have been considered when they were used in the storytelling of the Hebrew and Christian texts. We will begin at 10am, have supper at noon, and head home at 2pm. Cost is $10/person.

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Wild Horse Theology

By Roger Lynn

April 23, 2016, 9:00am:
Theology is often a conversation of the intellect and often inside a building. Wild Horse theology opens you to the sweeping space of the reservation, bidding forth organic theological wonderment. Spend a few hours in the reaches of the reservation visiting an area where horses have recently visited. Participants will have time to reflect, journal, and embody the experience. Afterward, folk will have an opportunity to converse on what they noticed, learned, or considered. We will gather at 9:00am, have dinner at half past noon, and head for the barn at 2pm. Cost is $10/person and $20/family + $2/person over two (for the meal.)

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Volunteer Opportunities

In need of a February service project for your organization? JustLiving Farms has a many maintenance projects to complete in each season . If you or your group would like to lend a hand with maintenance, repair, and new project, please contact dave@justlivingfarm. Stay tuned for additional volunteer opportunities.

Faith, Food, & Farmers —”Meet Your Farmer”

April 10, 2016 (Location: Heavenly Hills Harvest Farm)
Join us for our “Meet Your Farmer” Food Fair & Auction. “Meet Your Farmer” is an opportunity for you to meet farmers, ranchers, and food gatherers to begin a relationship to provide fresh, natural, responsible food to your family and community.

“Meet Your Farmer” is also a fund raising event where proceeds go to help organizations who are feeding the children of our community. The suggested donation is $10/person and $20/family. This event is at one of neighbor farms, so If you would like to attend, please get in touch and we will guide you tot the event!

Fall Roundup BBQ

October 8, 2016
Looking toward winter and wrapping up fall.  No better time roundup neighbors and friends to sit down and have a meal!  A great time to visit the farm, walk around, and consider how you might engage in farm justice.  At the very least, have a farm grown hamburger or zucchini!  Contact us to let us know you are interested in coming to our Fall Roundup BBQ!

Film Screening: who are my people?

Join us November 2016 for a screening of who are my people?  “Who Are My People?” depicts how the world’s energy firms like Solar Millennium, meet their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the Mojave desert.  “Who Are My People?” is a documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large solar renewable plants in the deserts of the West.  “Who Are My People?” pays homage to a previous generation and attracts those with memories of why the environment is important.  Join us for a evening conversation on how green energy is not always the best energy for all.

Film Screening: The Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ

Looking for a conversation starter for Thanksgiving? Join us November 2016 for a screening of Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ. This 43-minute documentary breaks the Doctrine of Discovery down into three sections which can be used for discussion starters at home, work, or in place of faith: History of the Doctrine of Discovery and its basis in Christian theology and scripture; Living the Doctrine of Discovery; Undoing the Doctrine of Discovery. Join us for an evening of thought and conversation.

Wandering the Text

Wandering the Text is an opportunity to spend four winter evenings exploring and conversing on ancient texts. Each night a theologian will present one text from their heritage/faith with a critical eye towards biblical criticism/text of faith (e.g., narrative, textual, source, postmodernist), and the texts Sitz im Leben (life setting of the text).

Wandering the Text is open to all folk (laity and clergy) who are interested in delving into scripture, welcoming challenge, and robust conversation.

The evenings for 2016-2017 will be determined are November 10, December 15, January 19,  and February 16.  Each evening begins at 6pm and lasts until roughly 7:30 (even with great and dynamic conversation we will end by 8pm). Folk are welcome to bring something to eat or drink.  Our 2016-2017 Dates and theologians are:
November 10:  TBD
December 15:  TBD
January 19:  TBD
February 16:  TBD

Grief In the Holidays: a gathering to navigate grief in the holiday season

Watch for our announcement for places and time for this workshop in the Autumn of 2016.  This is workshop is a time of understanding unique aspects of grief during the fall and winter holidays. While this is a special time of year, it also a time when we miss our people who are no longer with us. Come for a time of learning how to live well during the holidays.

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