The Spirituality of Creativity and Play
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Featuring Rev. Lisle Garrity
How do play and creativity nurture our spirituality? Our keynote speaker is pastor, retreat leader, and artist Rev. Lisle Garrity. We will connect art with spirituality using “Visio Divina” for a unique creative process and ultimately, a shared sacred journey. No experience or proficiency with art is necessary for this wonderful weekend! Youth and adults are encouraged to attend.
About Pastor Lisle
As an artist, pastor, retreat leader, and creative entrepreneur, Lisle works with communities of all kinds across the nation. In addition to leading retreats and serving as artist-in-residence with churches, she is the founder and creative director of A Sanctified Art LLC, a collaborative arts ministry providing multimedia resources for worshiping communities. As an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she approaches her work as an artist primarily through the lenses of pastor and theologian. Residing in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with her husband and two wiggly pups, Max and Maven, she has a deep love for exploring mountains, creative opportunities of all kinds, and new ways to be church. Her work and writings have been featured in Reformed Worship, Call to Worship, NEXT Church, and Presbyterians Today.
This weekend is accessible to all Deaf, hearing, and ASL communities. Childcare is available upon request. Please indicate your need on your registration.
Schedule of Events
Friday – February 28
6 pm: Potluck dinner – bring a dish to share!
7 – 9 pm: Interactive presentation on the role of creativity and play for living a wholehearted life. We will reflect on creative identity in light of the imago dei. Using a creatio divina art exercise, we will explore connections between faith, play, and the creative process. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we play and create together with pastels. Youth and adults are welcome to attend!
Saturday – February 29
2 – 5 pm: Faith and the Creative Process. Pastor Lisle will present briefly on the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the creative process. Groups will then create silk painted banners together, working from scripture. The completed silk banners will be displayed in our Nave. Youth and adults are welcome to attend! Please note that we will be working with ink dyes – come prepared to get your hands (and maybe your shirt) dirty.
Sunday – March 1
9 am, 11:15 am, 5:30 pm: Worship Service with Live Painting by Pastor Lisle. Pastor Lisle will offer a visual meditation of the Word by painting throughout our worship services.
10 am: Adult Forum discussion “Why Art Matters to the Church” led Pastor Lisle.
Register today to join us for an unforgettable weekend of spirituality, art, and creativity!