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


Rotating Saturday of each month

We  explore revolving locations through walks and hikes together stopping for prayer/reflection along the way.


Every last Sunday of each month

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 until April 2023.  We are meeting Jan-March at St. Pauls candle lite chapel- 201 E. Ridge St. use parking lot door.


Rapid River, MI

U.P. Wild Delta County is hosts a monthly Nature Prayer Service. Time for grounding, wilderness reflection, sharing circle, and prayers.  A wonderful welcoming and diverse community- open to all.  For meeting date/location email: Kathy Kathyvb555@gmail.com



 Marquette, MI

A story group is a small group in a brave safe space consisting of a trained facilitator and up to six participants.  One of the primary ways you are invited to engage at Story Groups is by sharing written stories from your childhood and young adult life.  Our Story Group will meet for six consecutive Thursdays 6-8pm and beginning on February 23, 2023.  Cost is $200/per participant and space is limited to 6 people.  To RSVP or for more information contact Grace at info@upwild.org.


2023 Schedule *dates may change


 - Happening Weekly -


Mondays: Wild School 11AM: Chance for parents to gather and talk while kids play. Rotating hosting family.

Tuesdays: Tech Club 12:05PM @ The Crib upstairs:  Partnering with ITAA 12 Step-Group; we learn how to break our personal addictions to tech/social media while encouraging more time reconnecting with nature.


*send message for directions/further info for each event


- January –

January 1: Centering into 2023 Zoom 2PM

January 21: Wilderness Walk, Gwinn MI 11:00AM (snowshoe & bonfire) For directions text Rachel 765-669-0383

January 29: Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM 201 E Ridge St (childcare available)


- February -

February 11: Valentine Making Party for Room at the Inn, 11-12:30PM, St. Paul's Basement 201 E Ridge St

February 18: Wilderness Walk w/ guide Jeff, Presque Isle Bog Walk, 11:00AM

(meet at Moosewood Nature Center: Peter White Dr, Marquette, MI, snowshoes/cleets recommended)

February 19th: Delta County Nature Prayer Service 3:00pm, 9922 U. 65 Lane, Rapid River

Feb. 23 - March 30: Sharing Stories Healing Group, Thursdays 6-8PM in Marquette (info@upwild.org to register)

February 26: Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM 201 E Ridge St (childcare available)


- March -

Sat. March 18:  Welcome Spring Wilderness Walk

Sun. March 26:  Nature Prayer Service, Morgan Chapel 4PM 201 E Ridge St (childcare available)


- April -

Sun. April 2: Outdoor Pine Sunday Service, Gwinn, MI 3:30PM (service, procession, & bonfire)

Fri. April 7: Outdoors Stations of the Cross @ Holy Cross Cemetery, 1400 Wright St, Marquette, MI 6:30PM (meet at station #1)

Tues. April 18: Cindy's Story Part 1: The Effects of Chemicals on Human Health

Sat. April 22: Earth Day Service Project : Volunteering with Partridge Creek Farm! 

To view activities and sign up click HERE / Meeting at the Ishpeming Middle School cafeteria @ 10AM

Wed. April 26: Cindy's Story Part 2:  Faith and Coping with Severe Chronic Illness

Sun. April 30:  Nature Prayer Service


- May -

 Sat. May 13: Wilderness Walk Family Hikes @ multiple locations across U.P.


Sat. May 20:  Ascension & Pentecost in the Wild 8PM, Little Lake

From Marquette: Directions: Take Co. Rd.553 (McClellan Ave) past K.I. Sawyer to M-35 (20+ miles)

 At M-35 (Gwinn) turn left and go approx. three and a half miles to Little Lake. First look for the Throttle Bar & Grill, then a short distance later The Little Lake Chapel. 

 At the Chapel turn left on Ski Hill Dr. - then take the immediate left turn onto Little Dr.  Proceed until you see the gathering. 


Sat. May 20 2PM: Nature Prayer Service Delta County will be at the Rapid River Falls Park which is located next to the Rapid River Lodge.  Address is 13149 S 15, Rapid River.  Bring a chair with you.  Rapid River Lodge/Park is north from Rapid River on 41 heading to Marquette about 9 mins, turn left on  (S15 Road).  Coming from Marquette on 41 turn right on S 15 road (50mins from Marquette).  


Sun. May 28:  Pentecost Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM* (bring lawn chair)

*Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing will begin at 3:30PM



- June -

Sat. June 3:  Full Moon Wilderness Walk

Sun. June 18: Men’s Retreat *tentative

Sun. June 25: Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM*

*Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing will begin at 3:30PM



- July -

July 7-9:  Summer Peace Camp for Kids

July 15:  3rd Annual Prayer-Sit In

July 22:  Kid’s Foraging Adventure w/ guide Sarah

July 30:  Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM

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



- August -

TBD: Wilderness Walk

August 27:  Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM



- September -

TBD:  Blessing of the Monarchs, U.P. Wild Delta County

TBD: Wilderness Walk

September 24:  Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM



- October -

TBD: Fall Colors Wilderness Walk

October 29:  Nature Prayer Service, Presque Isle Bandshell 4PM



- November -

TBD: Wilderness Walk

November 26:  Nature Prayer Service. Morgan Chapel 4PM



- December -

TBD: Wilderness Walk

December 31:  Centering into 2024 Zoom








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