UPCOMING EVENTS

TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE.  All updates, weather cancellations will be on the facebook page.


WILD WALK @ THE BAYOU

SAT. NOVEMBER 12 / 1-3PM / MQT

Our November hike takes place at the Chocolay Bayou Preserve just outside of Marquette in Harvey.  The U.P. Land Conservancy is hosting a Forest Forensics Hike including natural and historical findings!  This type of hike is most fun in groups so join us.  Turn off of US41 on to Main St. and there is a small parking lot- car pool recommended.  https://www.uplandconservancy.org/chocolay-bayou

DELTA COUNTY SERVICE

SUN. NOVEMBER 20 / 3PM / RAPID RIVER, MI

U.P. Wild Delta County is hosting their monthly Nature Prayer Service on the theme "Healing".  Time for grounding, wilderness reflection, sharing circle, making of prayer ties, and prayers.  A wonderful welcoming and diverse community- open to all.  For meeting location email: Kathy Kathyvb555@gmail.com

 

NATURE PRAYER SERVICE

SUN. NOVEMBER 27 / 4PM / ST PAUL CHAPEL MQT

Our Nature Prayer Service is our time to gather in community.  What to expect: Welcome to our Bioregion, Passing the Peace, Wilderness Reflection, Wander & Ponder, Sharing Circle, Shared Prayers & Incense, Closing Poem. Community time to mingle with hot tea & snacks. Introverts welcome. We will NOT be meeting at the Bandshell but instead meeting indoors to test out a potential space- feedback is welcome - 201 E. Ridge St. use parking lot door.

CONIFER TREE WILD WALK

SAT. DECEMBER 3 / 11AM / BIG BAY

Our special wilderness guide, Jeff will guide us through how to recognize the difference species of conifers in our area.  The site we will visit is on the north bank of the Iron River, east of Lake Independence with Lake Superior to the north and east.  What to bring: clear eyes, clear minds, clear hearts, appropriate clothing including snow shoes if necessary, and a magnifying glass. Back up date is Dec. 10th. Meeting at the Presbyterian Church parking lot
300 Bensinger St in Big Bay.

WILD FEAST & STORIES

SUN. DECEMBER 11 / 4PM / MQT

We will be co-hosting a breaking of the bread time for community, reflection, prayers and passing the peace.

 

CENTERING INTO 2023

SUN. JANUARY 1 / TIME TBA / ONLINE

Every year since 2019, we have spent intentional time together centering ourselves and our hearts into the beginning of a new season.  We will meet on zoom. Link to register and more information will be posted here.

2023 Schedule *dates may change

 

 

December 3, 2022: Walk through the Conifers @ Lake Independence

December 11, 2022: Wild Feast, Marquette

 

- January –

 

January 1: Centering into 2023 Zoom

January 29: Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM

 

 

- February -

 

February 11: Valentine Making for Room at the Inn

February 26: Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM

 

 

- March -

 

Date TBD:  Presentation on Chemicals + Hope, hosted by Pr. Jim D.

March 18:  Welcome Spring Wilderness Walk

March 26:  Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM

 

 

- April -

 

April 2: Pine Sunday Service

April 7: Stations of the Cross Outdoors

April 22: Earth Day Service Project

April 30:  Nature Prayer Service

 

 

- May –

 

May 14:  Ladies Retreat

May 18:  Ascension in the Wild

May 28:  Nature Prayer Service

 

 

- June -

 

June 18: Men’s Retreat

June 25:  Nature Prayer Service

 

 

- July -

 

July 7-9:  Summer Camp for Kids

July 15:  3rd Annual Prayer-Sit In

July 22:  Kid’s Foraging Adventure

July 30:  Nature Prayer Service

July 30-August 4th:  Intergenerational Kid’s Camp at Fortune Lake

 

 

- August –

 

August 27:  Nature Prayer Service

 

 

- September -

 

September ___:  Blessing of the Monarchs, Delta County

September 24:  Nature Prayer Service

 

- October -

 

October 29:  Nature Prayer Service

 

 

- November -

 

November 26:  Nature Prayer Service. Morgan Chapel

 

 

- December -

 

December 31:  Centering into 2024 Zoom

 

 



NATURE PRAYER SERVICES

A TIME TO BE...

TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY

EVERY LAST SUNDAY PER MONTH


A GLIMPSE AT OUR PAST EVENTS

Every month we hope to offer multiple events based on interest and co-creators:

  • Wilderness Walks at a revolving location within Marquette County (& beyond)

  • Nature Prayer Service @ Presque Isle Park

  • Family-friendly and kid inclusive offerings

  • Story sharing circles (open to topic ideas)

  • Virtual Wilderness Walks for those outside of the U.P.

  • Field Trips to learn sustainability, food resislience, native species, ect

  • Prayer Sit-ins at locations in need of healing or under threat by industrialization